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AUTO NEWS: Plunging Peugeot Shows Who the Buyer Is in Merger of Equals

  • Date: 31-10-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group went out of their way to make their combination as equal as possible, shedding assets, paying special dividends and distributing board seats. It didn’t take long for investors to figure out who the buyer is.

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AUTO NEWS: Fiat Chrysler, PSA confirm talks on potential tie-up

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News Europe

MILAN/PARIS -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group said they are in talks about a possible combination, in a potential deal that would reshape the global auto industry and create a European powerhouse to rival Volkswagen Group.

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AUTO NEWS: Faurecia to acquire remaining 50% of SAS Joint Venture to expand integration to cover all interior modules

  • Date: 14-10-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Faurecia

Faurecia today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire the remaining 50% of its SAS joint venture from Continental.

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AUTO NEWS: Toyota Establishes Joint Research Institute with China's Tsinghua University

  • Date: 02-10-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

Toyota says it is to establish a 'Joint Research Institute' with China's Tsinghua University. Through the Joint Research Institute, the two plan to conduct various research together over the next five years.

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AUTO NEWS: FCA talks are 'in the past,' Renault CEO says

  • Date: 10-09-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

FRANKFURT -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' merger offer for Renault was "in the past" and the two parties have not resumed discussions, the French carmaker's CEO, Thierry Bollore, said.

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AUTO NEWS: Ford cut to junk by Moody's on doubts over plan to boost profit

  • Date: 09-09-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co.’s CEO Jim Hackett has been dealt a major blow by Moody’s Investors Service, which cut the automaker’s credit rating to junk over doubt his plans to fix the company will soon generate earnings and cash.

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AUTO SALES: Beijing must face reality in bid to spur auto sales

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI -- The State Council, China’s cabinet, last week released a long list of steps it will take to boost consumer consumption.

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AUTO NEWS: UK auto industry's structure 'not sustainable' under no-deal Brexit

  • Date: 28-08-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

UK carmakers could be facing an annual bill of GBP4bn in the event of a no-deal Brexit due to challenges such as increased costs for imported components and tariffs on vehicles exported to the EU, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The research suggests that the UK auto industry - operating in a highly competitive business environment with low margins on many of its products - would, in the event of no-deal, be unable to maintain its current structure.

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