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Europe’s Economic Prospects Bode Ill For Strong Sales Rally

LMC Raises 2014 Sales Estimate, But Warns About Economic Fragility. Europe’s flagging car market may have hit bottom, but the latest economic data still suggest years of profit-less stagnation for troubled mass car manufacturers. The possibility that a rising tide of economic growth might rescue flailing loss-makers seems a distant hope. Latest statistics from the […]

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Ford Europe May Break-Even A Year Earlier Than Expected

“Europe losses have shrunk significantly excluding restructuring, raising the possibility of a near-breakeven result in 2014” Some investors are lauding Ford Europe’s latest results as a sign that the worst is over for the continent’s loss-making mass car manufacturers, and that it might beat projections and break-even by 2015. It’s true that the slump in […]

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China, French Bailout Reported For Peugeot-Citroen

Family, GM Would See Interests Diluted. Conflicting Holdings In China Might Undermine Deal. Does This Mean Peugeot-Citroen Can’t Meet Financial Targets? Peugeot-Citroen shareholders ran for the exits after reports the financially sick company will be bailed out by a French-Chinese combination. The shares dropped about 10 per cent over a couple of days when unconfirmed […]

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