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COMMENT: Rouble pressure concentrates Russia minds

If there was only one word being shouted from the rooftops in Moscow last week at the Russian Automotive Forum (RAF), it was simply, localis...

COMMENT: Mercedes defies Brussels on refrigerant

It's easy enough to understand a note of triumph creeping into Honeywell's "final word" reaction this week to the news of Brussels' scientif...

COMMENT: Russian auto jitters in Crimea poker

No sooner did the final bars of the score to this year's triumphant Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi fade into memory - accompan...

COMMENT: Australia deals with painful troika exit

So they've all broken ranks now. Holden, Ford and now Toyota, have all announced they intend to quit manufacturing in Australia, with the Ja...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Michelin winter tyres Europe 7 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Pierre-Edouard Sorel joined Michelin in 2005. He started as a sales representative in France in trade marketing. At the end of 2007, he headed the market intelligence department of Michelin's Earthmover tyres product line and has been marketing manager for winter tyres in Europe since 2011. Sorel talked to Simon Warburton about legislation, labelling and the dealer benefits of winter tyre usage.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

Latest News

JCI posts Q2 net income up 59% to US$261m 23 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

Johnson Controls has unveiled second quarter net income up 59% of US$261m, on US$10.5bn of revenue.


GM restructures global engineering 22 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

There's no mention of the ongoing ignition switch and steering wheel recalls but General Motors announcement today of a restructuring of global vehicle engineering - including "retirement" of the current head - is surely a consequence.


Mahle reveals 2013 sales up 12.7% to EUR6.9bn 22 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

Mahle says total 2013 sales increased 12.7% in comparison with the previous year to EUR6.9bn.


Honeywell unveils Q1 earnings up 4% to US9.4bn 22 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

Honeywell has reported first quarter earnings of US$9.4bn, up 4%, as well as organic sales rising 3%, excluding defence and space.


DuPont posts Q1 consolidated sales down 3% 22 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

DuPont has revealed first quarter consolidated sales down 3% to US$10.1bn, principally due to differences in timing and planted area for agriculture sales, negative currency impact and adverse weather conditions in North America.


PPG Industries unveils record Q1 net sales 22 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

PPG Industries has posted what it says are record first quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of US$3.6bn, up 17% or US$528m.

Latest blogs

Metering expectations 16 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.


Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

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