Finance http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53307/more en Asian Automakers' Russia Prospects Sink Alongside Ruble http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">While the weak yen has helped sales by Japan's Nissan and Toyota in Russia, the falling ruble has prompted Korean automaker Kia to divert imports away from the country to avoid selling the vehicles at a loss. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asian-automakers-russia-prospects-sink-alongside-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Finance Sales Results Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:28:00 +0000 1184421 at http://wardsauto.com Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> Chinese Automaker Geely Sees 2014 Profit Down 50% http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-sees-2014-profit-down-50 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Geely, whose parent company also owns Swedish automaker Volvo, expects its 2014 net profit to fall because of setbacks including a 49% year-on-year slump in export sales through November and losses from depreciation of the Russian ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-sees-2014-profit-down-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Finance Globalization Sales Results Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:04:00 +0000 1183151 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Government Offers Encouragement to Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich says upcoming excise-tax changes will lower retail prices of eco-cars and hybrids. The new tax will be based on carbon-dioxide emissions, E-85 compatibility and fuel efficiency instead of engine size.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thai-government-offers-encouragement-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Mitsubishi Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1179251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government lowering taxes on eco-cars including Mitsubishi Mirage.</strong></p> Most Common Startup Mistakes for Auto Dealers http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/most-common-startup-mistakes-auto-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Todd Bryant </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the enthusiasm and energy are abundant in the first months of setting up a new business, the challenges are plentiful too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/most-common-startup-mistakes-auto-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/most-common-startup-mistakes-auto-dealers#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Finance Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:11:00 +0000 1175391 at http://wardsauto.com Growth Opportunities Elusive for Indian Parts Makers http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers <div class="node-body article-body">Chinese components are priced so low that Indian manufacturers are seeking anti-dumping duties. But India also has a free-trade agreement with the ASEAN trade bloc that allows duty-free imports of parts made in those countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific China India Auto Makers Suppliers Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Component Finance Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Trade Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1175381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna seating design, engineering center in Pune, India, open for business.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> New Investment on Tap for Bentley http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/new-investment-tap-bentley <div class="node-body article-body">An expansion plan will add a new styling studio and technical workshop, plus create another 300 jobs in engineering, manufacturing, quality and marketing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/new-investment-tap-bentley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/new-investment-tap-bentley#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe United Kingdom Bentley Finance Product Development Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:32:00 +0000 1171861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentley&rsquo;s soon-to-be expanding Crewe operations.</strong></p> Australia Senate Vows to Block Auto Industry Aid Cuts http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">Supporters of the existing federal-aid program say slashing assistance will scuttle any chance for the industry to diversify after GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local manufacturing by the end of 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Finance Production Restructuring Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:00 +0000 1167431 at http://wardsauto.com VW to Invest Billions in New-Vehicle Development, Technology http://wardsauto.com/vw-invest-billions-new-vehicle-development-technology <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker says it will invest $106 billion in its automotive operations over the next five years, most of it committed to developing a range of SUVs and refreshing part of its light-commercial-vehicle range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-invest-billions-new-vehicle-development-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Finance Product Development Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1165111 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Shareholders OK Takeover by ZF http://wardsauto.com/trw-shareholders-ok-takeover-zf <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Of the 81% of shareholders controlling TRW's equity capital, 79% approved the $12.4 billion takeover by ZF, another major automotive supplier.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-shareholders-ok-takeover-zf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:15:00 +0000 1164221 at http://wardsauto.com