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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Why Americans are rediscovering Italian cars

8:52 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2014
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Pagani, Zagato -- those luminary Italian brands barely add up to a percent of a percentage point worth of sales in America. But oh, the mystique....
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China's Brilliance mulls Italy car plant, prime minister says

Aug. 14, 2014 22:13 CET
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said that Chinese carmaker Brilliance China Automotive had expressed an interest in opening a plant in Italy. Renzi is trying to encourage foreign investment in Italy, which has fallen back into recession....
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Strong UK car sales in July part of improving European trend

Aug. 6, 2014 12:33 CET
New-car sales in the UK rose by 7 percent in July, as the country's credit-backed growth continued. The increase follows volume growth last month in Germany, Italy and Spain....
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Italian car sales rose 5% in July

Aug. 4, 2014 13:49 CET
New car sales in Italy rose 5 percent in July compared to the same month a year ago to 113,777 vehicles...
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A Renegade prime minister

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, front, checks out rear legroom in the Jeep Renegade with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman John Elkann....
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GILLES CASTONGUAY

For some investors, Fiat's meeting to approve Chrysler merger felt like a funeral

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2014
Fiat shareholders were in a resigned mood when they met to vote on the carmaker's merger with Chrysler....
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Fiat shareholders approve Chrysler merger

Aug. 1, 2014 08:08 CET
Fiat shareholders approved the automaker's merger with Chrysler in a move that seals the end of Fiat as an Italian company. The new company arising from the merger, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be incorporated under Dutch law, based in the UK and listed on the New York Stock Exchange....
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Fiat investors likely to approve Chrysler merger

July 31, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat shareholders will likely approve the automaker's merger with Chrysler when they meet in Italy for the last time on Friday. Industry watchers expect Fiat to win the two-thirds majority vote needed for a merger....
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Italy mulls incentives to boost 'fragile' car market

July 29, 2014 13:32 CET
The Italian government is considering offering tax incentives to encourage new car purchases by both private and public sector owners, Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said....
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Sogefi reports first-half loss on restructuring costs, Brazil downturn

July 22, 2014 15:29 CET
Italian supplier Sogefi reported a first-half net loss, hit by restructuring costs, the negative impact of the strong euro on South American currencies and a sharp slowdown in the Brazilian market....
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To sell Fiat luxury shift, Marchionne seeks labor peace in Italy

June 30, 2014 10:55 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's visit to Italy last week to solve a labor dispute that threatened Maserati production shows how important the country's plants are becoming to the company's future, a union boss said....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple....
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Walter de Silva: Italy's loss, VW's gain

6:37 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Walter de Silva had to leave Italy to become a legend in the vehicle design world. It's a common story in a country that fails to nurture its best and brightest....
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W. Europe car sales rise but recovery to be 'bumpy'

June 6, 2014 11:19 CET
Car sales in western Europe rose about 5 percent in May but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales slipped back from the April level, analyst LMC Automotive said, adding that "the road to recovery remains a bumpy one."...
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Fiat scales back Lancia as brand is banished to Italy

May 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Lancia, the Italian car brand that once glided up the streets of Saint-Tropez alongside film star Brigitte Bardot, will soon just be available in one no-frills subcompact model that will only be sold in Italy....
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German car sales fall for first time in five months

May 5, 2014 12:56 CET
Sales of new cars in Germany fell by nearly 4 percent in April, bucking the trend in the other major western European markets of France, Italy and Spain where sales were up....
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Dealers say Italy's EV incentives are flawed

April 30, 2014 11:44 CET
Italian dealers association Federauto says the country's plan to offer a government subsidy of up to 5,000 euros to buyers of electric vehicles is a waste of money because the scheme is flawed....
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Alfa will become stand-alone company, sources say

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will turn Alfa Romeo into a stand-alone company -- like Maserati and Ferrari -- as part of his latest plan to revive the brand, sources told Automotive News Europe....
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Marchionne's Fiat-Chrysler seen as success story by Italy's economy minister

April 25, 2014 15:13 CET
The restructuring of the Fiat-Chrysler group by Sergio Marchionne should be seen as a success story rather than a case of offshoring operations, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told an Italian newspaper....
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Italy economy minister sees Marchionne's Fiat as success story

April 25, 2014 15:55 CET
The restructuring of the Fiat Chrysler group by its CEO Sergio Marchionne should be seen as a success story rather than a case of offshoring operations, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told a newspaper....
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Fiat wraps up employees' foreign-made cars

April 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise last week: their foreign-made cars from brands such as VW, Peugeot and Toyota had been “wrapped up” in a giant plastic bag....
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In Italy, driving a Lambo can put you in tax limbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The Italian government has targeted supercar owners as part of a crackdown on tax evaders....
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European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%

April 2, 2014 12:46 CET
Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs that a recovery in the European market is gaining strength....
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Ferrari appoints new board members; chairman and CEO stay on

March 25, 2014 12:17 CET
Ferrari has reappointed Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as chairman and Amedeo Felisa as CEO, while appointing four new members to the board....
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Italy-built Jeep will still appeal to U.S. buyers, brand boss says

March 6, 2014 13:06 CET
Jeep's new Italy-built Renegade will be the brand's first model built exclusively outside of the United States, but this will not deter fans of the iconic U.S. marque from buying the small SUV, Jeep boss Mike Manley said....
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