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    UPDATE 2-Renault seeks financial partner to resume business in Iran  

    * In talks with U.S., French governments over Iran * Has been approached by Turkish, international banks (Adds Renault executive comment on Latin America) By Evren Ballim ISTANBUL, June 19 (Reuters) - French automaker Renault is looking for a financial partner to resume full operations in Iran and is in talks with the U.S. and French governments on the issue, one of its senior executives said....More
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    S. African Metalworkers Union Threatens Another Strike  

    The union, which represents 220,000 workers, last year brought auto production – which represents around 6% of economic output – to a standstill with a 4-week walk-out at parts manufacturers....More
  • Newswire

    South Africa Company Buys Stake in China's Great Wall  

    Super Group, a South African logistics company, now owns a 50.1% stake in Great Wall, Africa's leading automotive exporter....More
  • Newswire

    Toyota to Expand South Africa Operations Despite Auto Strikes Last Year  

    Wage-related stoppages in 2013 prompted BMW to say it was freezing expansion plans in the country and left others in a sector that accounts for 6% of GDP considering how much to invest there....More
  • Newswire

    BMW Freezes South African Production, Cites "Unstable" Labor Environment  

    Automakers are preparing to resume full production following the end of a 4-week strike by parts makers, but BMW says the walkout should have ended weeks ago....More
  • Newswire

    South African Auto-Parts Workers Reject Pay Offer  

    The walkout has halted South African production by automakers including BMW, Daimler, Toyota and Volkswagen....More
WardsAuto Blogs
Aug 28, 2014

Why Young People Shun Auto Industry 4

The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars are merely production cars with the door handles and side mirrors removed....More
Aug 25, 2014

Finally, Voice of Reason

The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer....More
Aug 21, 2014

Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production

The Great Lakes Region is well-positioned to remain a North American production hub for years, perhaps well into the next decade....More

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