Finance http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53307/more en Toyota Prices 'Model AA' Shares at Top of Range http://wardsauto.com/toyota-prices-model-aa-shares-top-range <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Retail investors are snapping up the 47.1 million shares which carry a 0.5% dividend the first year, at least 10 times the yield of a time deposit or Japanese government bond.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-prices-model-aa-shares-top-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:26:00 +0000 1308421 at http://wardsauto.com FCA to Invest $280 Million in Indian Jeep Production http://wardsauto.com/fca-invest-280-million-indian-jeep-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian-American automaker will expand its existing joint venture with local manufacturer Tata Motors to assemble Jeep models in second-quarter 2017. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-invest-280-million-indian-jeep-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Globalization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1307451 at http://wardsauto.com New Class of Toyota Shares a Hit With Retail Investors http://wardsauto.com/new-class-toyota-shares-hit-retail-investors <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The world's No.1 automaker's unlisted "Model AA" issue pays a relatively generous annual dividend starting at 0.5% and increasing to 2.5% in its fifth year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/new-class-toyota-shares-hit-retail-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Finance Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:32:00 +0000 1306401 at http://wardsauto.com German Supplier Leoni Expects Improved Q2 Earnings http://wardsauto.com/german-supplier-leoni-expects-improved-q2-earnings <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Dieter Belle, chief executive of the automotive wiring specialist, tells a German newspaper the company expects "significantly improved" EBIT results in the second quarter and further growth in the fourth.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/german-supplier-leoni-expects-improved-q2-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Germany Finance Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:37:00 +0000 1306281 at http://wardsauto.com European Investment Bank to Finance FCA R&D http://wardsauto.com/european-investment-bank-finance-fca-rd <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will use the €600 EIB loan, 50% of which will be guaranteed by the SACE investment-protection firm, to support R&D and production plans in Italy through 2017.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/european-investment-bank-finance-fca-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe - Regional Italy Finance Product Development Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:36:00 +0000 1305861 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Among Bidders for ANZ Car-Finance Arm http://wardsauto.com/bmw-among-bidders-anz-car-finance-arm <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Australia and New Zealand Bank Group's $6 billion-plus car- and equipment-loan book likely will draw bids not only from the German automaker but also from U.S. private-equity firms. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-among-bidders-anz-car-finance-arm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe North America Australia U.S. New Zealand Germany Finance Globalization Purchashing Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:25:00 +0000 1305641 at http://wardsauto.com Kamaz Cuts Spare Autonomous-Truck Development http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development <div class="node-body article-body">Driving the cutbacks in both investment and production is a 40% decline in year-to-date sales from like-2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Finance Future Products Product Development Production Sales Results Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1304011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Weak ruble could strengthen exports of Kamaz dump trucks.</strong></p> Airbag Recall Costs Prompt Honda to Restate Earnings http://wardsauto.com/airbag-recall-costs-prompt-honda-restate-earnings <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker, citing an expanded recall of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata airbags, revises its operating profit for the last fiscal year downward by 19%.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/airbag-recall-costs-prompt-honda-restate-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Finance Safety Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:25:00 +0000 1304921 at http://wardsauto.com Takata CEO Compensation Cut in Latest Fiscal Year http://wardsauto.com/takata-ceo-compensation-cut-latest-fiscal-year <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Regulatory filings do not specify Shigehisa Takada's compensation for the fiscal year ended March 31 but it did not exceed ¥100 million, less than half the ¥206 million he received a year earlier.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-ceo-compensation-cut-latest-fiscal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Finance Labor & Human Resources Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:48:00 +0000 1304911 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Oz Starts Production Stretch Run in Black http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-oz-starts-production-stretch-run-black <div class="node-body article-body">Profits for the year ended March 31 came even as the company incurred A$66 million of restructuring costs owing to the 2014 decision to stop Australian manufacturing and consolidate corporate operations by the end of 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-oz-starts-production-stretch-run-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-oz-starts-production-stretch-run-black#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Lexus Toyota Employment Finance Production Restructuring Sales Results Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1303141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Camry Hybrid helps power best result since 2008.</strong></p>