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Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

GLOBAL

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

INDIA

Plotting a course for autonomous vehicles in India

With the rise of electric vehicles and the imminent arrival of self-driving cars in Western countries, relatively little has been said about the Indian automotive industry's initiative to develop similar technology...

7 Feb 2018

INDIA

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks...

18 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

India's Mistry launches legal battle against Tata Sons

Cyrus Mistry, the ousted former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata, took his battle against former employer Tata Sons to court Tuesday...

22 Dec 2016

INDIA

Tata Motors' profit triples on JLR sales

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Tata Motors, India's top vehicle group, on Monday (10 February) reported a tripling of quarterly net profit in a sterling performance by British luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which offset dismal domestic sales.

11 Feb 2014

INDIA

Tata's new Nano now with power steering

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's struggling Tata Nano, launched in 2009 as the world's cheapest car, unveiled a new, pricier variant of the jelly-bean-shaped car now with power-steering in a bid to boost flagging sales.

14 Jan 2014

INDIA

India's Ratan Tata sees brighter future for Nano

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's struggling Tata Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, could still have a strong future with a more upmarket image, claims Tata group tycoon Ratan Tata, as the company looks to give the hatchback a new start.

2 Dec 2013

INDIA

India car sales post steepest drop in decade

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's car sales fell nearly five percent year-on-year in the first half of the financial year due to the weak economy. This is the steepest drop in a decade, according to data released on Tuesday (8 October).

9 Oct 2013

INDIA

Indian employees fired after GM's recall

NEW DELHI, INDIA: General Motors said on Saturday (27 July) it has fired "several employees" after violations of company policy led to the recall of 114,000 of its Chevrolet Tavera sport-utility vehicles in India.

29 Jul 2013

INDIA

Datsun back in India as brand returns

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Japanese car company Nissan resurrected its iconic Datsun marque on Monday (15 July) as it launched its new generation of vehicles for economy-minded buyers in emerging markets.

16 Jul 2013

INDIA

India's car sales drop 12% in May

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Car sales in India slid by over 12% in May, data showed Tuesday (11 June), marking an unprecedented seventh month of decline as an industry body warned that layoffs now loomed in the once-booming sector.

12 Jun 2013

INDIA

Car sales slump in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Car sales in India's once-booming passenger market plunged nearly 26% last month on an annual basis, their worst performance in 12 years, industry figures showed on Monday (11 March).

12 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Bigger is better says motor industry

Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.

11 Mar 2013

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