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Google and Apple Join Ford as Key Influencers in the Auto Industry
Ask average consumers or marketers who is most influential in the automotive sector and their response would most likely be Scott Monty of Ford or Ralph Paglia from Automotive Marketing Group (AMG). Alternatively, they may point to popular industry ...

SA's auto trade deficit surges as catalytic converter, leather exports slump
The South African automotive industry last year posted a record trade deficit of around R49-billion, up from 2011's R35-billion, which was already a record, says National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) executive ...

Hoping for a better FY14 vs FY13 for the auto industry: Dr Pawan Goenka, M&M
Dr Pawan Goenka: FY13 has been a difficult year for the tractor industry. We would probably have a little de-growth in the industry for the year. The final numbers are not out yet, but probably 2% or 3% de-growth is what we will see. Mahindra ...

Chrysler sales of its cars and trucks increased 5% in March, or just under the ...
Chrysler sales of its cars and trucks increased 5% in March, or just under the ...

Chrysler sales rise 5% in March, auto industry expectations robust
Automotive industry sales for March are widely expected to show more evidence that consumer confidence remains strong despite wrangling in Washington over the national debt and the budget. Analysts are predicting that U.S. industry sales increased by ...

Automotive Industry to See Car Sales Growth in 2013
Edmunds.com, the premier resource for car shopping and automotive information, sees reason for the automotive industry to be optimistic about car sales for the rest of the year, and is raising its 2013 light vehicle sales forecast to 15.5 million. The ...

Air Pollution Spurs Chinese Auto Industry Emissions Reform
Undoubtedly, the task will be a challenge for many Chinese vehicle manufacturers, whose average passenger car used around 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers in 2009. Yale Zhang, head of Automotive Insight, a Chinese-based industry consultant concurs, “[New ...

Pickups, new vehicles drive US auto industry to strongest monthly performance ... - The Flint Journal
Pickups, new vehicles drive US auto industry to strongest monthly performance ...

'Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan have good auto industry potential'
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan have the highest growth potential for the automobile industry for adding new and first time customers, an Assocham study said Wednesday. According to the study, titled "Automobile Industry in India ...

PARC Announces Contextual Intelligence Software Platform for Automotive ...
PARC Announces Contextual Intelligence Software Platform for Automotive ...

PH auto industry eyes bigger share in Asean
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is readying a new plan for the automotive industry that would ride on the motorization of the Philippines and cut a bigger slice of the Asean market. DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo said in an interview that the ...

Industry Thought Leaders Rev Up Auto Marketing Tactics at the 14th Digital ...
Industry Thought Leaders Rev Up Auto Marketing Tactics at the 14th Digital ...

THE North-East automotive industry's need to capitalise on supply chain links ...
THE North-East automotive industry's need to capitalise on supply chain links ...

Automotive industry roadmap delayed again
The completion of the roadmap for the automotive industry has again been delayed as the Department of Trade and Industry is still in negotiations with other agencies for incentives, a Trade official said Thursday. “We are almost complete with the ...

New Gun Laws Can't Save Lives? False. Just Ask The Auto Industry
One of the mantras of the American gun lobby, and one repeated constantly by its right-wing media allies, is the absolutist view that new gun restrictions aren't needed because they won't work. That argumen is often quickly joined by the fatalistic ...

Release of road map for auto industry delayed
MANILA, Philippines - The automotive industry roadmap will be released later than planned as the Board of Investment (BOI) needs to consult with other government agencies on fiscal and non-fiscal measures to help spur growth of the sector, an official ...

Innovation and new thinking remake auto industry
As noted in a recent National Research Council of Canada report, "The challenges faced by the automotive industry - increasing efficiency, reducing costs and going green - demand new ways of thinking. Old paradigms are giving way to a new generation of ...

Automotive Industries (AI) Announces the Release of AI's Latest Issue, Volume ...
Automotive Industries (AI) Announces the Release of AI's Latest Issue, Volume ...

SYSPRO Automotive Expertise Subject of Article in Automotive Industries ...
SYSPRO Automotive Expertise Subject of Article in Automotive Industries ...

SYSPRO Automotive Expertise Subject of Article in Automotive Industries ...
SYSPRO Automotive Expertise Subject of Article in Automotive Industries ...

SYSPRO Automotive Expertise Subject of Article in Automotive Industries ...
SYSPRO Automotive Expertise Subject of Article in Automotive Industries ...

US auto industry: Will April bring spring sales?
Automotive industry analysts and experts continue to say pent-up demand, low interest rates, cheap credit, new products and leasing are all driving consumers into dealerships. Although not as high of sales, Caldwell said the "fundamental basics" that ...

'Germany is the Mecca of the car industry'
But I have a blue card so living here long term won't be a problem for me; I know how things work in the automotive industry in Germany and I'm in the process of improving my technical German. So I would like to see what kind of opportunities come ...

PTC Continues Commitment to Automotive Industry with Enhanced Safety ...
PTC Continues Commitment to Automotive Industry with Enhanced Safety ...

Australian support for car industry is modest: Kim Carr
FORMER industry minister Kim Carr has defended the rate of subsidies paid to the automotive sector, in the wake of Holden's decision to scrap 500 local jobs. Holden announced yesterday it would cut 400 jobs at its factory in Adelaide and another 100 at ...

PTC Continues Commitment to Automotive Industry with Enhanced Safety ...
PTC Continues Commitment to Automotive Industry with Enhanced Safety ...

Semcon and Sentient Collaborate on Unique Steering Software for the ...
Semcon and Sentient Collaborate on Unique Steering Software for the ...

Still a driving 'need to support auto industry'
Ian Thomas, in China with Julia Gillard's business delegation, said the car industry was vital to manufacturing's "shared ecosystem" and had to be sustained "if Australia wants to continue to be a place that builds things, not just digs or cuts". "We ...

Semcon and Sentient Collaborate on Unique Steering Software for the ...
Semcon and Sentient Collaborate on Unique Steering Software for the ...

Boeing Australia boss defends automotive industry protection
The Boeing leader added to the debate around taxpayer support for car makers – re-ignited by Holden announcing it would retrench 500 workers after revealing the week before that it had received nearly $2.2 billion in government support over the last 12 ...

Liberals vow to create automotive industry taskforce to secure industry in ...
Liberals vow to create automotive industry taskforce to secure industry in ...

Semcon and Sentient Collaborate on Unique Steering Software for the ...
Semcon and Sentient Collaborate on Unique Steering Software for the ...

review not a sign of reduced support
THE Coalition has rejected claims that a promised Productivity Commission review of the automotive sector means plans are in motion to cut $2 billion in industry support, as Labor accused it of fuelling industry uncertainty. A political row broke out ...

Is supporting the car industry so expensive, compared to our heavily ...
Is supporting the car industry so expensive, compared to our heavily ...

Coalition denies it plans to cut $2 billion from car industry assistance
The Coalition has denied reports that it plans to cut $2 billion from car industry assistance. A spokesperson for the opposition's shadow industry minister, Sophie Mirabella, told LeadingCompany the reports were false. “Cuts up to $500 million were ...

Timeline: Major global recalls in the auto industry
Timeline: Major global recalls in the auto industry. print. Reuters. 5:51 a.m. CDT, April 11, 2013. (Reuters) - Here are details of some recent major recalls. January 2010 - Toyota issues a series of recalls covering 5.6 million vehicles in the United ...

Inevitable death of car industry exaggerated, say pollies
The debate about the Australian car industry's future flared again after Holden this week announced that it was cutting 500 jobs from its Australian operations. Under a taxpayer-funded investment deal struck just last year, Holden was to receive $275 ...

Inevitable death of car industry exaggerated, say pollies
The government and opposition have rejected claims the death of the local car industry is ''inevitable'' but differ on the measures needed to help prop up the struggling sector. Former Ford boss Jacques Nasser has warned that Australia's automotive ...

Nasser warns unpatriotic Aussies killing car industry
The former global president of Ford, and current chairman at BHP Billiton, Jac Nasser says the demise of Australian car manufacturing is inevitable. Just one year after receiving a $275 million government assistance package, Holden announced on Monday ...

Holden, Government fail to agree on funding deal after Jay Weatherill meets ...
Holden, Government fail to agree on funding deal after Jay Weatherill meets ...

Help out the auto industry
The auto industry, like the housing industry, plays an important role in the economy. It accounts for four per cent of GDP and is expected to go up to 10 per cent, according to the Automotive Mission Plan. It provides jobs to about 1.95 crore people ...

What just happened to the car industry? Nothing
For all the chest-beating and headlines, the Australian car industry is no closer to securing its future than it was this time last week - before Holden signalled its latest round of job cuts. After talking tough earlier in the week, the SA Premier and ...

What just happened to the car industry? Nothing
For all the chest-beating and headlines, the Australian car industry is no closer to securing its future than it was this time last week - before Holden signalled its latest round of job cuts. After talking tough earlier in the week, the SA Premier and ...

Australia's ailing car industry in desperate need of a saviour
If you had the power to pull the plug on Australia's car industry, would you do it? That question became a live one this week after the country's biggest car maker, General Motors Holden, shocked everyone when it announced it was shedding an eighth of ...

Long Island Exchange Launches National Automotive Domain UsedCarSavings ...
Long Island Exchange Launches National Automotive Domain UsedCarSavings ...

Long Island Exchange Launches National Automotive Domain UsedCarSavings ...
Long Island Exchange Launches National Automotive Domain UsedCarSavings ...

Saviour needed for Australia's auto industry
If you had the power to pull the plug on Australia's car industry, would you do it? That question became a live one this week after the country's biggest car manufacturer, General Motors Holden, shocked everyone when it announced it was shedding an ...

Saviour needed for Australia's auto industry
''The Australian automotive industry is heavily trade exposed, that is no secret - the appreciation of the Australian currency means that making things in this country is 60 per cent more expensive than it was 10 years ago,'' he said. The announcement ...

Lagging investment a threat to Canadian auto industry
But a troubling trend in auto maker investment is beginning to raise questions about the medium- and long-term health of an industry that contributes 1.5 per cent of Canada's gross domestic product directly, and much more when the spinoff benefits it ...

30 Seconds On The Business Of… The Automotive Industry
The automotive industry in the Middle East witnessed strong sales across the board last year. Why? There are a number of contributing factors that play a crucial role towards the growing success of the region's automotive industry. Firstly, it helps ...


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