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Renault-Nissan completes deal to take control of AvtoVAZ

June 27, 2014 12:10 CET
Renault-Nissan has completed a deal to take control of Russia's largest automaker, AvtoVAZ, Renault said today. The alliance now has a 67.1 percent stake in the holding company that controls AvtoVAZ....
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AvtoVAZ plans deeper job cuts; 13,000 to go at Togliatti

June 6, 2014 16:40 CET
Russia's largest carmaker, AvtoVAZ, says it expects to cut about 13,000 workers -- up from 7,500 -- at its Togliatti plant due to falling sales of its Lada brand. The factory employed 65,891 at the end of last year....
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Ghosn counts on Renault rebound to catch Toyota, GM, VW

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for the French-Japanese carmaking alliance. His aim is to "install Renault-Nissan as one of the top three global automakers."...
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Russian car sales will fall up to 20% in 2014, AvtoVAZ CEO says

May 22, 2014 15:51 CET
Russia's car market will shrink by as much as 20 percent this year as economic growth slows, AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson said. Last year, sales fell 6 percent....
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Renault-Nissan's Russian resilience has limits

May 14, 2014 16:55 CET
Renault is looking closely at Western sanctions on Russia even though its carmaking alliance with Nissan appears better positioned than others to ride out the crisis over Ukraine....
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Renault-Nissan's resilience to Russia's problems may be tested

May 14, 2014 15:46 CET
Renault is looking closely at Western sanctions on Russia even though its alliance with Nissan appears better positioned than others to ride out the crisis over Ukraine....
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Ukraine crisis makes Andersson's turnaround of AvtoVAZ tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Bo Andersson, the new CEO of Russia's No.1 carmaker AvtoVAZ, is battling to revive the business amid economic uncertainty caused by the Crimea crisis....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Former GM exec Andersson named AvtoVAZ CEO

2:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
AvtoVAZ has appointed Bo Andersson, a former top purchasing manager at GM, as CEO. He is the first non-Russian to lead the maker of Lada cars as it deepens ties with the Renault-Nissan alliance....
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AvtoVAZ appoints ex-GM executive Andersson as first non-Russian chief

Nov. 5, 2013 08:04 CET
AvtoVAZ has appointed Bo Andersson, a former top purchasing manager at GM, as CEO. He is the first non-Russian to lead the maker of Lada cars as it deepens ties with the Renault-Nissan alliance....
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AvtoVAZ board to propose GAZ head Bo Andersson as next CEO

Oct. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Former General Motors purchasing boss Bo Andersson may be recruited from GAZ to head Russia's largest carmaker, AvtoVAZ....
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Renault-Nissan partner AvtoVAZ posts first-half loss

Oct. 3, 2013 11:42 CET
Russia's largest carmaker, AvtoVAZ, which Renault-Nissan plan to take control of by mid-2014, had a first-half net loss of $80.7 million....
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Renault, Nissan create procurement group with AvtoVAZ

Sept. 18, 2013 18:34 CET
Renault and Nissan have created a parts-procurement venture with AvtoVAZ, Russia's biggest carmaker, as the manufacturers seek to limit costs as they expand in the country. The venture is modeled on the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization....
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2013 Eurostar winner Igor Komarov

Sept. 9, 2013 06:01 CET
The executives chosen as 2013 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. AvtoVAZ President Igor Komarov is this year's winner for Emerging Market Executive....
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Halla Visteon starts HVAC output in Russia

Sept. 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Halla Visteon Climate Control has begun manufacturing operations for heating, ventilation and air conditioning units in Togliatti, Russia....
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AvtoVAZ design chief Mattin outlines his plans for Lada

Aug. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Former Volvo styling chief Steve Mattin was hired to transform Lada's dull designs. Mattin says future Ladas will look simple and robust but must also excite potential buyers....
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