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Peugeot Blame Attempt Misfires

Nissan, Daimler Contradict Peugeot Experience And Market Pounces But Some Investors Still Like Model Programme, Premium Push Peugeot-Citroen blamed Japan-natural disaster induced supply disruption for its decision to slash its profit estimate for the second half, which was unfortunate because Nissan and Daimler said at the same time that this wasn’t much of a problem […]

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Production Resumes In Japan, But European Disruption Looms

Controllers, Chips, Chemicals May Be Trojan Horse, Even For Europeans Peugeot Resumed Diesel Production But Is Actually Stockpiling “Sudden, significant supply interruptions in May, June a real risk” All the news out of Japan seems to suggest that everything is returning to normal in the automotive industry after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, but […]

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BMW Most Vulnerable To Japan Fall Out

Damage Unlikely To Be Major, Although 2011 Profits Look Capped New 1, 3 Series Launches To Provide Substantial Cost Savings BMW is the most vulnerable of the premium car manufacturers to any supply crunch following the crisis in Japan, but investors are confident that any disruption will be short-lived and manageable. BMW announced impressive financial […]

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Japan Quake Impact on Global industry Hard To Fathom

Some Say Normality Weeks, Not Months Away. Others That Japanese Production Losses Will Gather Pace. Will Crucial Electronic Parts Made By Small Firms Be The Achilles Heel?  News about the possible impact of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster on the global automotive industry is confused and contradictory. Nissan Motor’s Chief Operating […]

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Short-Term Outlook Grim For Japanese Automakers

Delicate, Crucial Supply Chain Badly Damaged Even If Production Restored, Infrastructure Havoc Will Curb Exports Competitors Circle To Gain Advantage  Japanese auto manufacturers closed down their factories in the days after the earthquake and tsunami disaster and nuclear power plant failures, but even if big factory production is restored, with roads and ports crippled the […]

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