Finance http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53307/more en GM’s Top Economist Raises 2015 Forecast 500,000 Units http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-s-top-economist-raises-2015-forecast-500000-units <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mohatarem credits growing employment and near-zero inflation as major factors in the more robust outlook. GM has kept a lid on big incentive programs, he says, which automakers typically employ to stir sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-s-top-economist-raises-2015-forecast-500000-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gm-s-top-economist-raises-2015-forecast-500000-units#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America North America - Regional U.S. General Motors 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Finance Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:33:00 +0000 1326401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustafa Mohatarem, General Motors&rsquo; top economist.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-BMW says worsening China could put outlook at risk http://wardsauto.com/update-2-bmw-says-worsening-china-could-put-outlook-risk <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* BMW says change to outlook cannot be ruled out</p> <p>* Q2 EBIT down 3 pct in line with forecasts</p> <p>* Shares down 2.4 percent (Releads on risk to outlook)</p> <p>FRANKFURT, Aug 4 (Reuters) - BMW, the world's biggest luxury carmaker, warned on Tuesday that its outlook could be at risk from any further deterioration in the Chinese market, where its sales have begun to fall for the first time in a decade.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-bmw-says-worsening-china-could-put-outlook-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Finance Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:29:42 +0000 1325631 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-Volkswagen lowers sales goal as China growth slows down http://wardsauto.com/update-3-volkswagen-lowers-sales-goal-china-growth-slows-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* FY sales forecast lowered to flat from a moderate rise</p> <p>* VW expects China sales growth to grind to halt</p> <p>* Operating profit rises in Q2</p> <p>* Keeps FY profit, revenue forecasts</p> <p>* Grappling with "fierce competition" -CFO (Adds China sales and profit estimate, analyst comment)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-volkswagen-lowers-sales-goal-china-growth-slows-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Finance Sales Results Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:12:33 +0000 1322041 at http://wardsauto.com GM Investing $1 Billion in India http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-1-billion-india <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The $1 billion investment is designed to turn GM India into a global auto-production and export hub serving rapidly growing emerging markets.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-1-billion-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific North America India U.S. Finance Globalization Product Development Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1322151 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Reports 58% Jump in Q1 Operating Profit http://wardsauto.com/nissan-reports-58-jump-q1-operating-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker credits the quarterly result to a weak yen that raised the value of earnings outside Japan, the only region that failed to post significant sales gains.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-reports-58-jump-q1-operating-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:33:00 +0000 1322011 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Still Bullish on Europe, China Despite Underwhelming Q2 Results http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results <div class="node-body article-body">The Dearborn, MI-based automaker saw its best-ever quarterly revenue in North America, $2.6 billion, on sales of bigger, higher-priced vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/ford-still-bullish-europe-china-despite-underwhelming-q2-results#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy World Ford Finance Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:44:00 +0000 1321541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford launching Everest SUV this year in China.</strong></p> Sirius XM Hikes 2015 U.S. Revenue, Subscription Forecasts http://wardsauto.com/sirius-xm-hikes-2015-us-revenue-subscription-forecasts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The satellite-radio service says robust U.S. auto sales prompted it to raise its full-year subscriber forecast from 1.2 million to 1.4 million, and boost its revenue forecast from $4.5 million to $4.47 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sirius-xm-hikes-2015-us-revenue-subscription-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America U.S. Finance Sales Results Supply Chain Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:45:00 +0000 1321231 at http://wardsauto.com Valeo Boosts 2015 Profit Forecast http://wardsauto.com/valeo-boosts-2015-profit-forecast <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automotive supplier revises its full-year profit forecast after first-half net income soared 34% and sales climbed 15% to beat analysts' estimates. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/valeo-boosts-2015-profit-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe France Finance Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:06:00 +0000 1320191 at http://wardsauto.com Johnson Controls Reports Q3 Profit Up http://wardsauto.com/johnson-controls-reports-q3-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The largest automotive supplier in the U.S. says third-quarter net income more than doubled from the prior year, from $230 million to $503 million. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/johnson-controls-reports-q3-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Finance Vehicle Interiors Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:29:00 +0000 1319491 at http://wardsauto.com Report Says VW Preparing to Slash China Spending http://wardsauto.com/report-says-vw-preparing-slash-china-spending <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A German magazine says the automaker, whose profits at its Chinese joint ventures are running 25% below year-ago, is preparing a cost-saving program in response to slumping demand.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-vw-preparing-slash-china-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers 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