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Italy slump continues as November car sales fall 5%

Dec. 3, 2013 09:55 CET
New-car sales in Italy fell 5 percent in November continuing a slump in deliveries in Europe's fourth-largest car market.... Read More »

 

Fiat declines to take part in reorganized Italian auto show

Nov. 16, 2013 10:02 CET
Fiat said it will not take part in Italy's only annual car show next year, dealing a further blow to the event that was cancelled this year due to a lack of exhibitors.... Read More »

 

Italian car show finds new home in Milan for 2014

Nov. 16, 2013 06:01 CET
Italy's only annual car show will take place in Milan next year, moving from Bologna after this year's event was cancelled due to a lack of exhibitors in a moribund local market.... Read More »

 

Italian car show finds new home in Milan for 2014

Nov. 15, 2013 17:09 CET
Italy's only annual car show will take place in Milan next year, moving from Bologna after this year's event was cancelled due to a lack of exhibitors in a moribund local market.... Read More »

 

Fiat plans to offer car-share services in Milan

Nov. 8, 2013 08:51 CET
Fiat will shortly join Daimler in offering car-share services in Milan as automakers seek new ways to attract young drivers who can't afford to buy cars in crisis-hit southern Europe.... Read More »

 

Italy's car market shows no sign of recovery, Fiat's Altavilla says

Nov. 7, 2013 13:05 CET
Italy's car market shows no signs yet of recovery, unlike other key countries in Europe, Fiat's Europe chief, Alfredo Altavilla, said. He confirmed that Fiat aims to reach breakeven in Europe in 2015 or 2016.... Read More »

 

Fiat buys remainder of diesel maker VM Motori from GM

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat Group has acquired the remaining half of VM Motori, a diesel engine manufacturer, from GM for 34.1 million euros.... Read More »

 

Sogefi's third-quarter profit rises on business outside Europe

Oct. 23, 2013 06:01 CET
Italian supplier Sogefi posted third-quarter net profit that rose 24 percent to 7.6 million euros, boosted by its business outside Europe.... Read More »

 

Agnelli heir Lapo Elkann says he was sexually abused as a child

Oct. 18, 2013 21:20 CET
Lapo Elkann, the brother of Fiat Chairman John Elkann, said he was sexually abused as a teenager while at boarding school.... Read More »

 

Agnelli heir Lapo Elkann says he was sexually abused as a child

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
Lapo Elkann, the brother of Fiat Chairman John Elkann and an heir to Italy's biggest industrial dynasty, said in an interview published on Friday that he was sexually abused as a teenager while at boarding school.... Read More »

 

Fiat union plans to push UAW to help end Chrysler deadlock

9:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
Fiat's union leaders plan to meet top officials at the UAW next week in a bid to bridge an impasse over the Italian carmaker's effort to merge with Chrysler Group LLC.... Read More »

 

Bologna auto show cancelled due to lack of exhibitors

Oct. 8, 2013 16:52 CET
Italy's only annual car show, which is held in Bologna, has been cancelled this year because of a lack of exhibitors.... Read More »

 

VAT hike limits Italy's September car sales decline to 3%

Oct. 2, 2013 06:01 CET
A hike in VAT helped to limit Italy's decline in car sales in September to 3 percent by artificially inflating demand.... Read More »

 

Pope Francis to drive 'popemobile' in Vatican City

10:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013
Pope Francis plans to drive around Vatican City at the wheel of a "popemobile" that is a lot like him: frugal, clad in white, and with a fair bit of mileage.... Read More »

 

Fiat will build Maserati SUV in Italy starting next year

Sept. 4, 2013 13:51 CET
Fiat told union leaders that it would begin making a Maserati SUV at its Mirafiori factory in Turin, Italy, after investing 1 billion euros at the plant by the end of next year.... Read More »

 

Fiat may reveal new plans for Mirafiori factory soon, unions say

Aug. 30, 2013 09:33 CET
Fiat's unions expect an update in the coming weeks from CEO Sergio Marchionne on long-delayed investments at its flagship Mirafiori factory in Turin.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Italy car sales fall in July but signs are hopeful

Aug. 2, 2013 08:37 CET
New-car sales in Italy fell 2 percent in July, the smallest drop since April 2011, indicating that the market may be stabilizing.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Fiat's Italian suppliers grab Chrysler lifeline

8:12 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2013
Fiat's takeover of Chrysler is providing a potential lifeline for its struggling Italian suppliers by opening up new opportunities in the U.S. market as car production at home tumbles.... Read More »

 

Cut car taxes to boost sales, Italy's auto association says

July 18, 2013 11:06 CET
Italy's auto industry association, Anfia, called on the country's government to reduce the tax burden on motorists to boost flagging car sales.... Read More »

 

Fiat's Italian suppliers grab Chrysler lifeline

July 18, 2013 14:12 CET
Fiat's takeover of Chrysler is providing a potential lifeline for its struggling Italian suppliers by opening up new opportunities in the U.S. market as car production at home tumbles.... Read More »

 

Fiat output shift from Italy would benefit U.S., Serbia

July 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat-Chrysler factories in the U.S. and Serbia could benefit if Sergio Marchionne carries out a threat to move production of new Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep models outside of Italy unless the carmaker gets clear labor rules in its home market.... Read More »

 

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'Fiat in Tennessee' is absurd -- and yet …

1:02 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2013
Last month, the governor of Tennessee had the audacity to propose to Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne that the Italian automaker move its global headquarters to Tennessee.... Read More »

 

Marchionne puts Italy investments on hold after court ruling

July 9, 2013 16:25 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker would put investments in new models on hold until there is clarity over the impact of a court ruling that cast doubt on the company's labor relations in Italy.... Read More »

 

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