Russia

AvtoVAZ's 2013 loss shows scale of turnaround task for Russia's No. 1 automaker

March 28, 2014 10:54 CET
Russia's No. 1 carmaker, AvtoVAZ, slumped to a loss last year, hit by falling sales of its Lada cars, underlining the task facing new CEO Bo Andersson as he battles to revive the business amid economic uncertainty caused by the Crimea crisis....
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Russia to limit state procurement of imported cars, report says

March 24, 2014 16:17 CET
Russia plans to restrict state procurement of imported cars in a move aimed at helping domestic carmakers to weather a slump in demand, a report said....
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Renault least vulnerable European automaker in Russian turmoil

March 24, 2014 13:52 CET
Russia's leading carmaker, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ, is best placed to withstand the effects of a weakening ruble from the fallout of the country's annexation of Crimea, analysts say....
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Ruble slide offers mixed blessings for Russia's car industry

March 22, 2014 06:01 CET
The damage to consumer confidence in Russia from a plunge in the value of the ruble could be offset for local carmakers as they become more competitive against foreign brands....
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Ford watching Russia for slow growth after sanctions

March 21, 2014 16:04 CET
Ford is monitoring sanctions against Russia and has not yet seen an impact on its business, COO Mark Fields said....
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Ford watching Russia for slow growth after sanctions

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
Ford, which has three auto factories in Russia, is monitoring the sanctions against that nation for its involvement in Ukraine and hasn't yet seen an impact on its business, COO Mark Fields said today....
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VW keeps to Russia growth plan as Europe weighs sanctions

March 20, 2014 16:52 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says the carmaker will stick with ambitious expansion plans in Russia even as European leaders consider sanctions over the country's seizure of Crimea....
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BMW's finance chief sees risks to group's Russia business

March 20, 2014 11:58 CET
BMW CFO Friedrich Eichiner said any worsening of the crisis between Ukraine and Russia would jeopardize the company's outlook....
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Russian car slump slows on weak ruble

March 12, 2014 12:33 CET
Russian new-car sales fell 2 percent in February, which was an improvement on a 6 percent drop in January, as a sliding ruble encouraged consumers to place orders....
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Ford, GM, Renault fear Ukraine crisis may hit key Russian market

March 4, 2014 12:29 CET
Top executives from Ford, General Motors, Renault and other global automakers said they're watching with keen interest the impact on automotive markets from Russia's territorial dispute with neighboring Ukraine....
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Carmakers worry emerging markets gloom could overshadow European recovery

March 4, 2014 11:40 CET
Renault has trimmed its growth forecast for the global car market this year, in a sign that the industry is becoming increasingly worried about volatile emerging markets even as demand in Europe starts to pick up....
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Ford, GM, others monitor Russian dispute with Ukraine

6:29 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Top executives from Ford, General Motors, and other global automakers said they're watching with keen interest the impact on automotive markets from Russia's territorial dispute with neighboring Ukraine....
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China's Changan to assemble vehicles in Russia and Iran

Feb. 28, 2014 10:23 CET
China's Changan Automobile, a major state-owned automaker, plans to build complete knockdown plants in Russia and Iran to increase its exports, according to local media and the company....
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Russia's AvtoVAZ reports 2013 loss on market slump

Feb. 18, 2014 12:02 CET
Russia's AvtoVAZ, which builds Lada cars, reported a loss of 6.9 billion rubles ($196 million) for 2013 due to a slump in the country's auto market....
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Russian car sales fall 6% in January amid weak economy

Feb. 10, 2014 15:41 CET
Russian vehicle sales got off to a poor start in 2014, falling 6 percent in January. Full-year deliveries may decline 2 percent, delaying the country's bid to pass Germany as Europe's No. 1 market....
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China's Guangzhou plans to assemble cars in Russia

Jan. 29, 2014 13:17 CET
China's Guangzhou Auto will start assembling vehicles in Russia and Iran using complete knockdown kits shipped from China. The move is part of a wider plan to push into emerging markets this year that includes the start of vehicle exports....
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GKN Driveline to open first Russia plant

Jan. 28, 2014 06:01 CET
UK supplier GKN Driveline will start production at its first plant in Russia next year. Suppliers are being drawn to Russia by automakers that hope to capitalize on forecast growth....
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Lada-maker AvtoVAZ to cut 7,500 jobs as Russian car market slows

Jan. 23, 2014 17:26 CET
Russia's biggest carmaker, AvtoVAZ, will cut 11 percent of its work force to maintain profitability as economic stagnation hurts the domestic car market, CEO Bo Andersson said....
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Russia to support domestic car industry with subsidy program

Jan. 21, 2014 06:15 CET
Russia plans to support its struggling auto industry with subsidies of up to 271 billion rubles ($8 billion) in the three years to 2016....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Suppliers enter, expand in Russia ahead of forecast sales surge

Jan. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Russia's “weak” auto parts industry is expected to improve as Tier 1 suppliers such as Visteon and Bosch increase their presence in the market and component makers such as GKN Driveline, TRW Automotive and Getrag consider setting up operations there....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Suppliers enter, expand in Russia ahead of forecast sales surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Russia's “weak” auto parts industry is expected to improve as Tier 1 suppliers such as Visteon and Bosch increase their presence in the market and component makers such as GKN Driveline, TRW Automotive and Getrag consider setting up operations there....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Reconnecting with an old friend on the road to Detroit

3:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
On the road to the Detroit auto show this week I reconnected with an old friend, the Toyota Camry, which despite its U.S. success hasn't been sold in western Europe since 2006....
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Russian car sales seen falling for second year in row

Jan. 16, 2014 06:15 CET
Russia's car market is facing another weak year and is expected to fall nearly 2 percent in comparison with 2013, the Association of European Businesses said....
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U.S. still concerned about Russian car levy

11:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
The United States said on Friday it still has concerns about a recycling fee Russia imposes on cars even though the country recently extended the levy to cover domestic as well as imported vehicles....
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Nissan targets Russia's first-time car buyers with Datsun

Dec. 17, 2013 17:33 CET
With its revived Datsun brand, Nissan seeks to lure Russian buyers away from the used car market. Datsun will be unveiled in Russia in April with the first deliveries planned between August and September....
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