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    Korean Company Plans Talks With Tesla on Supplying Carbon Fiber  

    GS Caltex reportedly will meet later this month with Tesla to discuss supplying the electric-vehicle maker with the lightweight material currently used in high-end vehicles and racing cars....More
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    Japanese Automakers Cut Parts Prices in China Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe  

    Toyota and Honda says their joint ventures with Chinese partners will cut spare-parts prices in response to the probe, while Nissan's JV with local automaker Dongfeng says it is "actively studying" responses to regulators' suggestions....More
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    Mercedes Cuts Parts Prices as China Monopoly Probe Continues  

    Daimler's luxury unit says it is cutting prices on more than 10,000 spare parts an average 15% as China regulators combat what they consider price-gouging on repair and replacement components by many foreign automakers....More
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    UPDATE 1-Mercedes-Benz exec says not aware of any price probe in China  

    (Recasts with quotes from executive, spokesman) SHANGHAI, July 22 (Reuters) - A China executive at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz said he was not unaware that the company was under any government probe into spare part prices. Local and foreign media reported last week that Mercedes-Benz as well as other foreign car makers were being probed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's price regulator, for possibly over-charging customers in China....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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    BMW to Hike EV Battery Cell Orders 20%-30% in 2016  

    South Korea's Samsung SDI, the German luxury automaker's captive supplier, will increase shipments of battery cells for the i3 and i8 electric vehicles and start supplying future models such as the X5 plug-in hybrid....More
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    CORRECTED-Demand from U.S. automakers could boost aluminium price -Japan industry body  

    (Corrects paragraph 9 to show target is 6.5 mln T, not 650,000 T, and that current demand is 4 mln T) * Ford plans to launch aluminium-intensive truck, others could follow * Could push aluminium price to $2,500 per T -Japan industry body * Premiums paid by Japanese buyers are too high -industry group...More
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    Russia to Curb Government Procurement of Imported Cars  

    The country's industrial ministry's proposed restrictions on procurement of imported cars by state institutions and regional governments is meant to spur demand for locally built models....More
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    REFILE-China's competition watchdog has its eye on auto parts market  

    (Corrects dateline to Feb 19) SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Feb 19 (Reuters) - China's monopolies regulator has been collecting evidence of possible anti-competitive behaviour in the country's auto parts market, it said on Wednesday. Foreign carmakers were accused by Chinese state television in December of charging customers more for repairs in China than in other markets, leading to suggestions that the auto parts sector could be the next target for the country's anti-monopoly campaign....More
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