Finance http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53307/more en JV With Ford Cuts Russian Automaker Sollers's Profit http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Russian automaker says its first-half net profit plunged to $7 million, compared with $45.7 million year-ago, mainly because its 50-50 joint venture with Ford posted a net loss of $91 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jv-ford-cuts-russian-automaker-sollerss-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Russia Finance Globalization Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1099331 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Confident Chrysler Merger Will Go Through http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian automaker says it does not expect its stockholder share-buyout plan to raise enough money to jeopardize completion of the merger. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Finance Restructuring Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:15:00 +0000 1099221 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen, Domestics Plan Big India Investment http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volkswagen will join Indian automakers Tata, Bajaj and Mahindra & Mahindra in investing a total of $1.9 billion to expand production capacity in Mararashtra state.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Capacity Utilization Finance Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:28:00 +0000 1098371 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> JLR-Driven Profits Belie Tata’s Domestic Distress http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress <div class="node-body article-body">JLR sales increased 22% to 115,596 in first-quarter 2014, raising Tata’s overall operating margin to 20.3% from 15.8% year-ago, while the domestic business’s margin fell to -2.8% from 2.3% in the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Finance Product Development Sales Results Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1095291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest automaker&rsquo;s first new product in four years.</strong></p> More Than 100 Death Claims Filed With GM Ignition-Switch Fund http://wardsauto.com/more-100-death-claims-filed-gm-ignition-switch-fund <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney overseeing the automaker's compensation program, says claims for 107 fatalities allegedly linked to faulty ignition switches are among the 309 total claims submitted so far. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/more-100-death-claims-filed-gm-ignition-switch-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Finance GM's Recall Crisis Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:17:00 +0000 1095461 at http://wardsauto.com Former Porsche Execs Face Trial Over VW Takeover Bid http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A German appeals court rules former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-finance chief Holger Haerter can be tried for allegedly concealing a scheme to take over Volkswagen in 2008.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Finance Restructuring Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:57:00 +0000 1094791 at http://wardsauto.com How to Deal With Dealership Appraisals http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-deal-dealership-appraisals <div class="field-byline"> Brad Carter </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you get a call from someone who has been hired to appraise your dealership, a good first question might be: “What kind of an appraiser are you?”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-deal-dealership-appraisals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-deal-dealership-appraisals#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Finance Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1090341 at http://wardsauto.com Bigger, Global Automakers and Suppliers Performing Best as Industry Recovers http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bigger-global-automakers-and-suppliers-performing-best-industry-recovers <div class="node-body article-body">OEs that lead the list of best performers in the 2009-2013 period skew toward emerging-market automakers (and motorcycle producers), with none of the Detroit Three or European companies making the top 10.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bigger-global-automakers-and-suppliers-performing-best-industry-recovers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bigger-global-automakers-and-suppliers-performing-best-industry-recovers#comments Public World Management & Strategy Auto Makers Suppliers World Auto Makers Suppliers Finance Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:01:00 +0000 1091371 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p>