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European sales slide resumes in August

Sept. 17, 2013 08:33 CET
European car sales fell 5 percent in August with PSA and VW Group hit hardest by the euro-zone slump. Eight-month sales also fell 5 percent, bringing deliveries this year to the lowest level since records began....
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Ford to expand lineup for European recovery

Sept. 16, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe is adopting a tactic that Ford Motor Co. used during the 2008-2009 recession in the United States by bulking up its lineup as it awaits the European car market's recovery....
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European automakers see long road to recovery

Sept. 10, 2013 10:38 CET
Europe's car market is bottoming out after five years of falling demand, but high unemployment and weak bank lending suggest its recovery will be long and slow, executives at the Frankfurt show said....
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Fiat plans to extend layoffs for 5,300 Mirafiori factory workers, report says

Aug. 27, 2013 15:19 CET
Fiat plans to extend temporary layoffs at its Mirafiori factory in Italy amid slumping car demand in Europe. About 5,300 workers at the factory in Turin will be asked to stay home for most of next year....
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Ford of Europe sales boss sees no quick end to price war

Aug. 15, 2013 15:51 CET
Europe's car market may be on the rebound, but a manufacturers' price war will not let up until sales increase significantly, Ford of Europe's sales chief says....
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Problems ease in Europe; Ford, GM still wary

July 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Smaller second-quarter European losses by GM and Ford appeared to signal that the region's car market has reached its nadir and is beginning to heal....
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Problems ease in Europe; Ford, GM still wary

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
The smaller second-quarter European losses posted last week by General Motors and Ford Motor Co. appeared to signal that the car market on the other side of the Atlantic has reached its nadir and is beginning to heal. But neither automaker seems to believe that -- or at least they're not banking on a market rebound....
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Renault lifts core profit despite Europe slump

July 26, 2013 08:04 CET
Renault increased first-half profitability as reductions in labor costs offset slumping sales in Europe but the automaker's bottom line was weakened by lost business in Iran and the bankruptcy of Better Place....
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Italy pledges action to keep Fiat plants, report says

July 25, 2013 11:26 CET
Italy's industry minister has set up a working group that will seek to keep Fiat's five Italian car factories from closing....
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