Ford posts 9% decline in Q2 profit, warns of challenges ahead

UPDATED: 7/28/16 7:45 am ET - adds details

Ford said its second-quarter profit fell 9 percent to $1.97 billion and warned of a “very weak third quarter” as U.S. demand softens and the automaker launches redesigned versions of its heavy-duty pickups. Even with the decline, Ford achieved record net income and margin for a half-year period.

Renault first-half profit rises 41% on new models, Europe recovery
UPDATED: July 28 12:15 CET - adds diesel costs

Renault's first-half operating profit jumped 41 percent to $1.7 billion, thanks to a refreshed model lineup and a rebounding European auto market.

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