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April 17, 2014
08:10 EDTDDAIF, NSANY, BAMXY, HMC, VLKAY, TMJapanese, German car manufacturers benefiting on Korea deal, Reuters says
Japanese and German car manufacturers are benefiting more than their U.S. rivals from a free trade deal between Washington and Seoul, according to Reuters, citing numbers inferring U.S. brands are not reaping the rewards they may have foreseen from the agreement. Car-makers in Germany include Volkswagen (VLKAY), BMW (BAMXY) and Daimler (DDAIF). Car-makers in Japan include Toyota (TM), Honda Motor (HMC) and Nissan (NSANY). Reference Link
News For TM;HMC;NSANY;VLKAY;BAMXY;DDAIF From The Last 14 Days
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November 26, 2014
17:02 EDTHMCNHTSA orders Takata to issue nationwide U.S. air bag recall, Reuters says
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November 25, 2014
07:36 EDTVLKAYUBS to hold a field trip
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06:35 EDTHMC, NSANY, TMJapanese ministry urging automakers to speed up air bag recalls, Reuters says
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November 24, 2014
18:12 EDTHMCHonda admits to underreporting death and injury incidents, WSJ reports
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November 21, 2014
12:12 EDTHMCHonda may secure replacement parts from suppliers other than Takata, WSJ says
According to sources, Honda is in talks with several suppliers besides Takata about securing replacement parts for vehicles that have been recalled over defective air bags made by Takata, The Wall Street Journal reports. One source says Honda is close to finding "at least" one other supplier. Reference Link
10:32 EDTTMToyota to recall 422K Lexus models for possible fuel leak, Reuters reports
Toyota is recalling 422.5K Lexus models due to possible fuel leaks that increase the risk of fire, Reuters reports. The models include 2007-2010 Lexus LS, 2006-2011 GS and 2006-2011 IS. Reference Link
08:22 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen to invest EUR 85.6B in new models, technologies over five years
The Volkswagen Group will invest a total of EUR 85.6B in new models, innovative technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division over the coming five years. Around two-thirds of the total investment amount will flow into increasingly efficient vehicles, drives and more environmentally friendly production. This is the result of the Group’s investment planning for 2015 to 2019 discussed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft at its meeting. “We will continue to invest in the future to become the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms – with the best and most sustainable products”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Wolfsburg. “Development costs will remain high in the future as a result of high innovation pressure and increasing demands on the automotive industry from CO2 legislation. As a Group, we have the expertise and financial strength to continue to extend our technology leadership and to reach our goals for 2018.” Investments in property, plant and equipment, investment property and intangible assets, excluding capitalized development costs in the Automotive Division will amount to EUR 64.3B across the planning horizon as a whole, on a level with the planning approved in the previous year for the period from 2014 to 2018. In addition to spending on capex, the plans also include capitalized development costs of EUR 21.9 billion and proceeds from asset disposals of EUR 0.6B, net of investments in financial assets. The Group will spend most of the total capex in the Automotive Division on modernizing and extending the product range for all its brands.
08:14 EDTTM, NSANY, HMC, BAMXYHonda warned Takata on airbags years before recalls, WSJ reports
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November 20, 2014
07:57 EDTVLKAY, NSANY, TM, HMCIIHS crash tests results for minivans 'one of the worst', CNBC says
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07:11 EDTTMBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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November 19, 2014
06:51 EDTVLKAY, TM, NSANY, HMCRegulators push automakers for wider airbag recall, NY Times says
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers to recall all U.S. vehicles with airbags made by Takata, according to The New York Times. The recall of of vehicles with the airbags has been limited to two states and two territories associated with high humidity, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:18 EDTDDAIFDaimler targeting Chinese drivers to spur Maybach revival, FT reports
Daimler's (DDAIF) mothballed Maybach luxury brand is set to be relaunched in China, the Financial Times reports. Maybach, which will be relaunched as a top-end variant of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, previously competed against Rolls Royce (RYCEY) and Bentley. Reference Link
November 18, 2014
17:37 EDTNSANY, TM, HMC, VLKAYNHTSA wants 'millions of vehicles' recalled due to Takata air bags, CNBC reports
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is calling for a nationwide recall of "millions of vehicles" due to Takata air bags that could inflate with too much force and injure drivers, reports CNBC. The NHTSA stated that the agency will "use the full extent of its statutory powers" if the recall is not conducted quickly, CNBC added. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:46 EDTTMToyota to sell fuel cell car in Japan in December, Reuters says
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06:00 EDTHMCHonda quietly offers to replace defective air bags, AP reports
Though its latest recall for defective air bag inflators only covers vehicles in 13 states, Honda is quietly offering to repair the inflators across the U.S. for owners concerned about their safety, the Associated Press reports. Honda is not planning to notify customers outside the recall areas, the AP says. Reference Link
November 17, 2014
12:59 EDTTMToyota experimenting with driverless car technology, Nikkei reports
Toyota is working on driverless car technology at its U.S. research centers in a move to develop "self-judging" vehicles that can avoid traffic accidents, the Nikkei reports. Reference Link
November 16, 2014
19:58 EDTTM, HMCJapan's GDP contracts 1.6% in third quarter, WSJ says
Japan's economy has slumped into a recession in the third quarter as a sales tax increase resulted in firms cutting inventory and capital investment, says the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal report, Japan's real GDP in Q3 retreated 1.6% on an annualized basis against a median forecast for a 2.25% expansion. The setback in the country's growth will likely result in Prime Minster Shinzo Abe postponing a second sales tax increase, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
November 13, 2014
06:46 EDTHMCHonda recalls another 170K vehicles over air bag issue, Reuters says
Honda recalled another 170,000 vehicles globally because of defective air bags supplied by Takata, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the Malaysian driver of a Honda City vehicle was killed by shrapnel from a Takata air bag, becoming the fifth such fatality globally and the first outside the U.S. ,the news service stated. Reference Link

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