Joint Ventures

ZF restarts talks with Bosch to ease TRW purchase, sources say

Sept. 4, 2014 10:39 CET

ZF is restarting talks to exit its joint venture with Bosch, sources said, as it seeks to clear the way for its takeover of TRW Automotive. ZF is seeking to sell its half of the steering-systems venture to Bosch to avoid antitrust issues....
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Cooper Standard hikes stake, gains control of Chinese auto sealing joint venture

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014

Cooper Standard Holdings agreed to purchase an additional stake in its Chinese automotive sealing joint venture for $60 million....
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Europe business chamber says China won't force foreign suppliers to form JVs

Sept. 2, 2014 12:19 CET

Recent media reports that China will force foreign automotive suppliers to form joint ventures with local companies are unfounded, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said....
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China watchdog probes another exec at FAW Group, VW's China partner

Aug. 30, 2014 09:58 CET

China's anti-graft watchdog says it is investigating a former senior executive at FAW Group Corp. for corruption. State-owned FAW has a joint venture with Volkswagen....
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China's corruption watchdog investigates execs at Volkswagen JV

Aug. 26, 2014 12:51 CET

China's corruption watchdog says it is investigating one former and one current executive at VW Group's Chinese venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automotive, for "seriously violating the law."...
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Shanghai GM contacted by regulators as rivals pressured to cut prices

7:08 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2014

General Motors said its joint venture in China was contacted by the nation’s antitrust regulator amid an industry investigation that has seen at least seven foreign carmakers cut prices....
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VW may raise stake in FAW Chinese joint venture

Aug. 1, 2014 12:15 CET

VW's CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch said the automaker's only likely acquisition is a possible increase of its stake in its FAW Chinese joint venture and not a takeover of Fiat or truckmaker Paccar....
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Germany's Rheinmetall forms new JV with China's Hasco

July 22, 2014 13:16 CET

Rheinmetall will shift a unit making aluminum engine blocks to a joint venture with China's Hasco to help finance growth at its automotive business, the German company said....
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Beijing Hyundai, Dongfeng Citroen tie for top score in China satisfaction survey

July 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Beijing Hyundai and Dongfeng Citroen topped mass-market brands in a J.D. Power survey of Chinese consumers' satisfaction with the car-buying experience. The joint ventures scored significantly higher than other mass-market brands....
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YANG JIAN

BLOG: Will global automakers drop Chinese partners?

7:32 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

China may relax its 50 percent ceiling on foreign automakers' ownership of joint ventures, but this may not lead to Western companies ditching their local partners if recent moves by BMW and VW are anything to go by....
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JANG JIAN

Will global automakers drop Chinese partners?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

Will global automakers ditch their Chinese partners if government regulations are relaxed and they are allowed to? If BMW accurately reflects the sentiments of global automakers, the answer is no....
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SAIC chairman pledges to boost brand in China, invest in Silicon Valley

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2014

SAIC, the Chinese manufacturing partner of GM and VW, plans to to increase spending to build up its own car brands while it contemplates investing in a venture capital unit in Silicon Valley....
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