Finance http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53307/more en EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag co-developer TRW exiting safety technology.</strong></p> Rebate Cutoff Ups Cost of Uber Bid for Greener Fleet http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">EV dealer Doug Snower, who plans to buy 200 Chinese-made BYD e6 electric vehicles to lease to drivers for ridesharing service Uber, says his business model in part is based on the $4,000-a-vehicle rebates the state no longer offers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Finance Incentives Trade Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:54:00 +0000 1248241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refined BYD e6 EV receives Uber&rsquo;s blessing.</strong></p> GM Reshuffle Reflects Thai Auto Industry’s Struggles http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its prolonged sales slump, industry analyst Jessada Thongpak says Thailand will remain ASEAN’s largest automotive hub because its technology and capability to meet global standards is years ahead of second-ranked Indonesia’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Chevrolet SAIC Wuling Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1247871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slow-selling Spin forces GM to cut losses in Indonesia.</strong></p> Yen Falls But Japanese Automakers’ Profits Rise http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise <div class="node-body article-body">Years of deep cost-cutting, consolidating platforms, expanding production outside Japan and sharp focus on product planning have lifted the companies out of the depths of the recession triggered in 2008, industry analyst Chris Richter says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Daihatsu Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Restructuring Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1246281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Global top seller Corolla helps lift Toyota to record earnings.</strong></p> Rupiah Down, Japan's Interest in Indonesia Production Up http://wardsauto.com/rupiah-down-japans-interest-indonesia-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With the weakening rupiah depressing imports, Japanese automakers instead are investing in local production in what has become Southeast Asia's biggest car market. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rupiah-down-japans-interest-indonesia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Indonesia Japan Plants & Production Finance Globalization Trade Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:58:00 +0000 1247471 at http://wardsauto.com Rebate Cutoff Ups Cost of Uber Bid for Greener Fleet http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">EV dealer Doug Snower, who plans to buy 200 Chinese-made BYD e6 electric vehicles to lease to drivers for ridesharing service Uber, says his business model in part is based on the $4,000-a-vehicle rebates the state no longer offers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/rebate-cutoff-ups-cost-uber-bid-greener-fleet#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Finance Purchashing Trade Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:23:00 +0000 1247061 at http://wardsauto.com PSA Says Economic Recovery Brings Profit Goal Closer http://wardsauto.com/psa-says-economic-recovery-brings-profit-goal-closer <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker's chief financial officer says a weak euro and falling raw-materials costs could help the company reach its 2018 goal of a 2% profitability margin ahead of schedule.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psa-says-economic-recovery-brings-profit-goal-closer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe France Finance Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:37:00 +0000 1246651 at http://wardsauto.com Russia Approves Subsidies for Automakers http://wardsauto.com/russia-approves-subsidies-automakers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government is providing RR10 billion to support automakers suffering from a prolonged sales slump and higher production costs stemming from the weakening ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/russia-approves-subsidies-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Russia Finance Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:09:00 +0000 1245651 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Latest Japanese Company to Raise Worker Pay http://wardsauto.com/toyota-latest-japanese-company-raise-worker-pay <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's monthly base-pay raise of ¥4,000 per worker is short of union demands for ¥6,000, but it exceeds last year's ¥2,700 boost and is its largest in more than a decade. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-latest-japanese-company-raise-worker-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Labor & Human Resources Unions Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:25:00 +0000 1244011 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen's Skoda Unit Posts Record Profits in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/volkswagens-skoda-unit-posts-record-profits-2014 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Czech Republic's largest manufacturer says last year's €665 million profit was 46% above the prior year and was driven by its first-ever full year of exceeding 1 million sales. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagens-skoda-unit-posts-record-profits-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Czech Republic Germany Finance Sales Results Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:10:00 +0000 1242951 at http://wardsauto.com