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Europe Entering Sales Double-Dip As Subsidy Impact Expires

2011 Will Be Little Bit Better, But Not Much Forced Efficiencies Mean Manufacturers Better Prepared For Downturn The dreaded double-dip recession is about to engulf the West European car market, as the impact of cash-for-clunkers government subsidies runs out and consumer confidence wilts. Latest data shows that sales dived more than 18 per cent in […]

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BMW’s Finances Benefit From Longer, Cooler Look

Audi Was Profit War Winner After Initial News, But Doubts Creep In Investors Wonder If CO2 Rules May Destroy Profitable Product Mix BMW’s financial performance looked even better after the dust settled a bit. When BMW announced its third quarter results, the initial reaction from investors was that the numbers, although strong, were comparatively disappointing, […]

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China, Loaded S And E Class Sales, Boost Daimler Profits

Profit Forecast Raised For Third Time This Year China sales aided and abetted by a strong global performance by its Mercedes S-class and E-class cars boosted Daimler in the third quarter, but despite its bravura performance, investors expected more and punished the company’s shares on the stock market. Daimler raised its third quarter earnings before […]

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China, Audi Drive VW To New Profit Highs

VW, Germans Generally, Reaping The Benefits Of Tough Decisions Negatives Hard To Find; Can VW Avoid Brand Cannibalisation? Labour Unions Will Surely Soon Be Seeking Their Share  Volkswagen stunned investors with hugely impressive nine months  profits driven by its performance in China in general and Audi in particular, and experts poured over the numbers trying to […]

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