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COMMENT: Foreign OEMs chose appeasement in China

China's ongoing investigation into anti-competitive practices in the country's automotive industry has picked up momentum in recent weeks, w...

No political football for new Business Minister

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COMMENT: UK wrestles with Brexit/Scotland dilemma

In the - presumably now smoke-free - corridors of the European Commission (EC) last week - Britain's Prime Minister - with his Hungarian cou...

SPIEF 2014: Ear to the ground in St Petersburg

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Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Federal-Mogul CTO Gian Maria Olivetti 19 May 2014

Simon Warburton

Gian Maria Olivetti joned Federal-Mogul in 2007 as VP, pistons, rings and liners. He was previously at Fiat Group, where he was executive director, worldwide engines and transmissions, responsible for Iveco. He talked to Simon Warburton at Federal-Mogul's recent Media Technology Day at the company's Wiesbaden plant near Frankfurt about key elements of the business including legislation, the future of ICE engines, CO2 emissions and materials.


INTERVIEW: Steel Market Development Institute 28 Feb 2014

Simon Warburton

America's Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Founded in August 2008, the SMDI was previously known as AISI's Market Development programme.

Latest News

India regulator doles out fines on parts prices 26 Aug 14

Chris Wright

Carmakers in India are coming under similar pressure from regulators as those in China with a total of US$420m in fines being handed out to 14 companies for stifling competition in the market for spare parts.


China regulators targeting German suppliers claim 26 Aug 14

Chris Wright

Chinese authorities have reportedly told three German suppliers they can no longer manage their units independently but need to form partnerships with local businesses.


Lexus latest to cut prices in China 21 Aug 14

Chris Wright

Toyota in China is cutting parts prices for its luxury Lexus models in response to heightened regulatory scrutiny over anti-trust issues.


China levies big fines on Japanese parts makers 20 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

China's regulatory authorities have found a group of Japanese automotive parts makers guilty of price fixing and handed out large fines.


NDRC fines Mitsubishi Electric 20 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Mitsubishi Electric saysi it has received an order from Republic of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), on 19 August, for payment of a surcharge amounting to CNY44.88m (US$7.3m).


NGK Spark Plug to pay US$52.1m to DOJ 20 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

NGK Spark Plug says it has concluded a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), agreeing to pay a fine of US$52.1m based on charges that it violated antitrust laws in connection with sales of automotive spark plugs and oxygen sensors.

Latest blogs

Euro NCAP crash tests quadricycles 4 Jun 14

Graeme Roberts

If you drive a quadricycle like the Renault Twizy, I can only suggest: look away now.

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