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    UPDATE 2-VW operating profit drop raises pressure to cut costs  

    * Q2 group operating profit falls 3.1 pct to 3.33 bln euros * VW brand Q2 profit plunges 37 pct to 572 mln euros * Results highlight need for cost cuts -analyst * Keeps FY profit, sales guidance (Releads on VW brand profit plunge, adds analyst comment, shares) By Andreas Cremer...More
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    UPDATE 2-Peugeot car division back in profit as new CEO makes mark  

    * H1 cash flow 1.67 bln euros vs 203 mln year ago * H1 net loss 114 mln euros vs 471 mln loss year ago * New CEO reports progress on pricing, costs * Shares up 6 percent (Adds CEO and analyst comments, details, background) By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume...More
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    UPDATE 2-Honda profit beats estimates but U.S. sales dented  

    * April-June oper profit up 7.1 pct, beats forecasts * FY oper profit outlook raised to 770 bln yen from 760 bln * Honda's N.American Q1 operating profit down 6 pct * Production at new Mexico plant slower than expected -exec * Still aims for annual US sales target of 1.55 mln vehicles (Adds executive comment, North American profit decline, Brazil and China information) By Yoko Kubota...More
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    UPDATE 2-Engine-maker Cummins ups outlook; investors underwhelmed  

    * Expects FY sales to grow between 8 and 11 pct * North America sales up 14 pct; international down 1 pct * Shares fall 3.9 pct as margin forecast unchanged (Adds details from conference call, analyst comment; updates share price) July 28 (Reuters) - Engine-maker Cummins Inc raised its revenue forecast this year, on the back of increased demand from North American truck makers, but its shares dropped as much as 3.9 percent as investors were unimpressed....More
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    Nissan Expects Takata to Pay All Costs Related to Airbag Recall  

    Nissan, Japan's second-biggest automaker by global sales, recalled 755,500 vehicles globally in June over potentially explosive airbags, supplied by Takata....More
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    Proxy Adviser Recommends Against FCA Cross-Border Merger  

    Fiat investors should vote against a cross-border merger of the two automakers, advisory group ISS says, because the action would diminish shareholder rights....More
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    UPDATE 2-VW faces battle with workers over cost cutting plans  

    * VW urgently needs higher profit to fund growth - CEO * CEO addresses over 20,000 workers at VW's German base * Works council chief sees conflicts with management (Adds works council chief, analyst comments, background) By Andreas Cremer and Jan Schwartz BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) - Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, faces a battle with workers over cost cuts at its biggest car division, a central plank of its drive to meet profit margin targets....More
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    ZF Courting TRW for Car Connectivity, Self-Driving Savvy  

    An executive with the privately held German supplier says TRW is well-positioned to help it expand into areas such as Internet-enabled and autonomous-driving technology....More
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    Takata Links $440 Million Special Loss to Airbag Recalls  

    The Japanese manufacturer, which took a ¥30.4 billion charge in the year to 2013 following several global recalls of cars equipped with its airbags, still projects a net profit of ¥16 billion for the year ending in March 2015....More
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    UPDATE 1-VW plans 5 bln euros in cutbacks to boost brand margins  

    * VW may cease models, cut procurement costs * VW brand trails 6 pct profit margin goal * VW drawing up new mid-term group efficiency program (Adds CEO quote, detail and background) HAMBURG/BERLIN, Germany, July 15 (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to cut costs at its core passenger-car brand by about 5 billion euros ($6.8 billion) per year from 2017, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Tuesday....More
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    EU Investigates Hungarian State Aid for Audi  

    The European Union's executive body is investigating whether the Hungarian government complied with EC rules in granting aid to the German automaker....More
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    Founding Family Could Increase Control of Fiat After Chrysler Merger  

    The Agnelli family owns 30% of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but their stake could rise to 46% under a plan to reward long-term investors as part of the automakers' merger....More
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