Archives: July 2006

Big quarter expected at Toyota

Posted by: Ian Rowley on July 30

Toyota's quarterly results are out on Friday and, if reports in Japan's Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) newspaper prove correct, they look like being huge. Without quoting sources, the Nikkei reported over...

Panke: Under-Rated as Auto Industry Leader

Posted by: David Kiley on July 21

When the top auto industry talents are rattled off for a new job as in "Who Could Fix GM?" or "Who Could Fix Ford?," the same three names inevitably...

Panke Exits at the Top

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on July 21

There's a saying among insiders at BMW: "We prefer to leave the party before its over." No kidding. BMW Chief Executive Helmut Panke will depart on Sept. 1 as he...

A Little Vindication For My "Wild Ass" Speculation.

Posted by: David Kiley on July 11

Last May, I took note of an interview Nissan-Renault CEO carlos Ghosn did with Forbes in which he mentioned a desire to link with a third global partner, and this...

China first for Nissan's global car

Posted by: Ian Rowley on July 07

If GM bosses mulling over an alliance with Nissan and Renault want to see some benefits of platform sharing, they could do worse than take a look at the...

Possible Nissan-GM tie-up receives lukewarm response in Tokyo

Posted by: Ian Rowley on July 03

Reports over the weekend that Nissan and Renault may add GM to their alliance have been greeted cautiously in Japan. While Nissan's stock price traded marginally higher on the news...

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