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February 18, 2014
06:00 EDTVLKAY, DDAIFVolkswagen's board to focus on truck operations, Reuters reports
Later in the week, Volkswagen (VLKAY) will focus on its desire to become Europe's biggest truck manufacturer, reports Reuters. That could lead to the hiring of former Daimler executive Andreas Renschler, sources say. VW has spent billions expanding stakes in Sweden's Scania and Germany's MAN to cut costs and take on leading truck maker Daimler (DDAIF). Still, the full benefits from its alliance haven't materialized.Reference Link
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September 18, 2014
14:00 EDTDDAIFMercedes-Benz receives autonomous vehicle license from California
On 16 September 2014 the US federal state of California introduced a legal requirement for an official license for testing vehicles in autonomous driving mode on public roads. On "Senate Bill No. 1298" taking effect, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz received a corresponding license permitting it to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in daily traffic on California's roads. Reference Link
13:37 EDTDDAIFDaimler anticipates sales to exceed 2.4M cars this year, WSJ says
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06:35 EDTVLKAYUAW plans to again negotiate for Volkswagen plant workers in Tennessee, WSJ says
The United Auto Workers union plays to again negotiate for some manufacturing workers at Volkswagen's (VLKAY) Tennessee auto assembly although it was rejected in a February organizing vote, reports the Wall Street Journal. The labor union said roughly 750 workers have joined the recently formed union local in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Reference Link
September 17, 2014
07:37 EDTVLKAYEU car registrations up 2.1% in August, up 5.6% in July
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported new passenger car registrations were up by 5.6% in July and by 2.1% in August. Eight months into the year, demand for new cars amounted to 8,336,159 units, or 6.0% more than in the same period last year, the group noted. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY).
September 16, 2014
07:08 EDTVLKAYToyota Lexus unit questioned regarding parts pricing, Reuters says
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06:30 EDTVLKAYNHTSA chief calls for 'new normal' for recalls, Detroit News reports
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September 12, 2014
11:50 EDTVLKAYPorsche SE takes 10% stake in INRIX for $55M
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September 11, 2014
06:31 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen JV, Chrysler unit fined in China for price-fixing, WSJ reports
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September 10, 2014
12:27 EDTDDAIFDaimler aiming for $3.9B German facility overhaul, WSJ says
Daimler is aiming to invest over $3.9B in its vehicle facilities in Germany this year and reorganize its world-wide manufacturing networks to reduce expenses and improve on fast-paced growth management, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing comments from Mercedes-Benz's production chief Markus Schafer. Reference Link
09:17 EDTVLKAYChina mulls easing car dealer restrictions, Bloomberg says
China's Ministry of Commerce is considering whether to ease rules on car dealers and allow them to sell vehicles from multiple brands in the same store, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Note that both Bitauto (BITA) and Autohome (ATHM), which operate automobile buyer focused websites in China, were down significantly during yesterday's trading, though it is unclear if the reported new regulations play a role in their share weakness. Publicly traded carmakers include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:32 EDTDDAIFDaimler reveals new Mercedes AMG GT to rival Porsche, Reuters says
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September 9, 2014
06:54 EDTDDAIFChamber of Commerce says China antitrust efforts may be illegal, NY Times says
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September 8, 2014
13:04 EDTVLKAYAugust vehicle sales drop in Russia, WSJ says
The Association of European Businesses said that the sales of new vehicles in August throughout Russia have dropped at the quickest rate so far in 2014, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a statement from chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee Joerg Schreiber. Industry officials are anticipating sales in the country for 2014 to decrease another 20% after a 5% decline last year. Publicly traded companies in the automobile industry include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
08:10 EDTDDAIFDaimler AG, Haldex set up partnership for ModulT disc brake
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07:34 EDTDDAIFU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:14 EDTDDAIFDaimler boosting production in Alabama by 60,000, Detroit News reports
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September 7, 2014
13:29 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen to temporarily halt production at Russian plant, WSJ says
Citing "the general economic situation in Russia," Volkswagen will stop production at its plant in Kaluga, Russia, for 10 days, says the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link

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