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    Two Turkish Auto Plants Shut as Labour Protest Spreads  

    Protests against working conditions began Thursday at a joint venture co-owned by Renault and spread Friday to a JV co-owned by Fiat; the two plants account for 40% of Turkey's annual auto production....More
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    UPDATE 2-Protests halt production at Turkish car factories owned by Renault, Fiat  

    (Recasts with production stoppage at second carmaker) By Birsen Altayli ISTANBUL, May 15 (Reuters) - Production at two separate Turkish car manufacturers part-owned by European carmakers Renault and Fiat ground to halt on Friday as workers protested wages and other employment conditions, company officials and media reports said. A Renault spokesman said work at the Turkish factory had stopped late on Thursday. Workers are protesting at the country's biggest automobile exporter, according to news reports....More
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    Volvo Truck Workers Strike in Brazil  

    Volvo says about 4,000 workers at its Curitiba plant walked off the job after their union rejected the company's offer of employment through 2015 but with cuts in pay....More
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    Volvo Cars picks South Carolina to supply toughening U.S. market  

    * $500 million investment seen initially creating 2,000 jobs * Production to start 2018 and quickly reach 100,000 a year * China-owned Volvo Cars looking to reverse US sales decline By Laurence Frost and Ben Klayman PARIS/DETROIT, May 11 (Reuters) - Sweden's Volvo Cars has chosen a site in South Carolina for a $500 million investment in its first U.S. plant, it said on Monday, targeting a bigger share of the increasingly competitive North American premium market....More
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    Fuji Heavy forecasts jump in annual profits, plans more U.S. capacity  

    By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO, May 8 (Reuters) - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, the maker of Subaru cars, forecast a big jump in annual profits citing a stronger dollar and higher sales in the U.S. market, its biggest, saying it would add capacity there earlier than planned to meet red-hot demand. An acute supply shortage has been the biggest challenge for the Tokyo-based automaker as demand for cars such as the Legacy, Outback and Forester has shown no sign of letting up in the United States....More
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    BMW Trims China Production Amid Slowdown  

    The German automaker, rather than step up marketing efforts, is rolling back production in the world's largest car market, where growth rates have slowed from double-digits to about 7% this year....More
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    GM Canada Eliminating 1,000 jobs at Ontario Plant  

    GM Canada is eliminating one of three shifts at its Oshawa, ON, assembly plant in November, when it stops production of the Chevrolet Camaro....More
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    GM Expects to Halt Venezuela Production in July  

    The automaker, which builds four vehicles and employs 3,000 people in Venezuela, is the latest U.S. corporation acting to protect its profits against the country's currency fluctuations....More

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