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    China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans  

    The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models....More
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    Faurecia, Dongfeng Form Chinese Car-Parts Production JV  

    French parts-maker Faurecia says it intends to sell components to Dongfeng and the Chinese automaker's automaking partners Peugeot, Nissan, Honda and Kia....More
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    Airbag Inflator Maker Moves Up Construction Plan  

    Japan-based Daicel moves up its timetable for building a second U.S. plant to early 2016 to meet demand for inflators from sources other than the potentially deadly devices made by Takata....More
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    West Coast Port Dispute Cuts Into Honda's U.S. Output  

    The Japanese automaker will trim about 5,000 units from production schedules at plants in Indiana and Canada because of the port dispute that has pinched supplies of parts....More
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    BMW Hooking Up With Local Suppliers for India Production  

    The German automaker's new partnerships with seven domestic suppliers will raise the share of localization at its Chennai plant to about 50%....More
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    EU Ruling on ZF's TRW Acquisition Due Feb. 26  

    German auto-parts maker ZF has bid $13.5 billion to acquire U.S. rival TRW, both of which are developing technologies for self-driving cars....More
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    Takata Rival Daicel Raising Airbag Inflator Output  

    Daicel will increase production at its Japan plant and may raise output at its overseas facilities to meet rising demand apart from rival Takata's replacement of defective airbag inflators....More
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    Japanese Regulators May Hike Supplier Oversight in Wake of Takata Recalls  

    The comments by Japan's transport minister indicate possible changes to laws that prevent regulators from directly investigating supplier problems....More
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