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THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Interesting, interesting...

If I had to think of one adjective to describe this week's autobiz news, 'interesting' is as good a fit as any. Bit of this, bit of that....

ANALYSIS: ZF puts in place a growth strategy

After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest...

The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives....

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales - Paris show 2 Oct 2012

Simon Warburton

European Automotive Supplier body, CLEPA, continues to power its members' interests in Brussels as well as act as the Continent's arm in negotiations with its Japanese equivalent in JAPIA and American counterparts, OESA. Simon Warburton talked to CLEPA CEO, Jean-Marc Gales at last week's Paris motor show.


INTERVIEW: FKG managing director Fredrik Sidahl 20 Mar 2012

Simon Warburton

Newly-appointed managing director of Scandinavian supplier body, FKG, Fredrik Sidahl, was 25 years with Volvo before working for Saab. In the first of two interviews, he talked to Simon Warburton in his Gothenburg office about the collapse of the iconic Swedish brand and gave some frank views on the government's attempts to save it.

Latest News

Jaguar Land Rover retails up 8% in Q2/FY2015 18 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive has reported strong results in its second quarter financial results for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.


Tata Motors revenues up 6.5% to US$9.82bn in Q2 17 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Tata Motors has reported consolidated revenues (net of excise) of INR605.64bn (US$9.82bn) for the quarter ended 30 September 2014, growth of 6.5% over INR568.67bn for the corresponding quarter previous year, despite a "continuing weak operating environment".


Lear announces completion of financing actions 17 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Lear has announced that it has amended and restated its existing credit agreement to increase aggregate commitments under its revolving credit facility to US$1.25bn and to establish a $500m delayed draw term loan facility.


Porsche faces fines, profits forfeiture 14 Nov 14

Graeme Roberts

Porsche may have to pay a fine and a possible profit forfeiture over its 2008 failed takeover attempt of Volkswagen, according to the Financial Times.


China XD Plastics Q3 net profit up 5.1% 13 Nov 14

Graeme Roberts

China XD Plastics said third quarter revenue rose 7% year on year to US$315.7m, gross profit fell 0.5% to $65.4m and net income was up 5.1% to $43.2m. Total volume shipped was up 5.2% to 95,204 tonnes.


Meritor books Q4 net income down to US$3m 13 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

Meritor has posted fourth quarter net income of US$3m, down from US$41m.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.


Post-merger shake-out 4 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

With the Fiat-Chrysler merger now appearing to be on the final straight, this Non Sequitur cartoon about post-merger scenarios gave me a coffee break giggle.

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