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General Motors: Shanghai lows

The chairman and CEO of General Motors [GM] in China has resigned for undisclosed personal reasons. He played a key role in the establishment of Shanghai GM, one of its most successful operations. However, his departure is more bad news for GM as it fights to come to terms with some major headaches in other parts of its business.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2005
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General Motors: spicing up production in India

General Motors [GM] has announced that its Indian subsidiary is to more than double production in the country in order to cope with demand. Impressive 2004 results in India have been a boon for GM after a troublesome few years, and the increasing demand for its cars in the region should help to counter stagnating sales in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2005
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General Motors: unification plan is bold but necessary

Reports in the German press suggest that General Motors [GM] is considering setting up a new pan European company in its attempt to stay ahead in a fiercely competitive automotive market. The company is right to consider radical options: this will enable the loss-making European division to cut costs and simplify its complex management structure.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2004
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GM / Fiat: bigger fish to fry

US car giant General Motors [GM] has agreed to pay Fiat [FIA.MI] E1.55 billion to walk away from a deal which could have forced it to purchase the remaining 90% of the embattled Italian car maker. While the long running argument has provided an intriguing sub plot for onlookers, focus will now shift back to the difficult recovery facing both manufacturers.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Feb 2005
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GM / Ford: driving into reverse

Following a further year on year decline in sales, General Motors and Ford are to cut production for the first quarter of 2005. With the US market increasingly favoring foreign brands, particularly those hailing from Japan, the two US companies can no longer afford to continue risking losses of the magnitude seen in recent times.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2004
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GM Daewoo: competing for Ssangyong

GM Daewoo's letter of intent to bid for South Korea's fourth largest automaker, Ssangyong Motor Company, will see it compete with Chinese groups Nanxing and SAI. If successful, this new acquisition could put General Motors [GM] in a strong position to compete against domestic manufacturers in the Korean market.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2003
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GM faces a long road to its hydrogen future

General Motors (GM) is using the forthcoming Detroit motor show to wheel out its latest hydrogen powered prototype vehicle. GM estimates that it will be in a position to mass produce such cars by 2010. However, the firm is set to encounter stiff competition from other manufacturers offering hybrid powered vehicles, and it will also need to confront the lack of hydrogen refueling stations.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2005
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GM's planned Mokka move will address demand but risks overcapacity

According to reports in the German press, General Motors is considering shifting the bulk of the production of its Mokka compact SUV model from South Korea to Spain. The model, launched in October 2012, has proved to be popular with consumers in Europe in spite of the economic conditions, so moving production to an established local venue to meet demand will be a good move for GM if it goes ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2013
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GM/Toyota: alternative vehicle plans

The coalition between GM [GM] and Toyota [TM] is showing signs of division - each favors a different technology for low emission vehicles. Despite these differences, the partnership has been extended for a further two years. The slow uptake of hybrids may prove that GM has the right idea in seeing the technology as just a stepping-stone to the development of other alternative fuel vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Oct 2003
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GM: Delta force

General Motors [GM] has announced its intention to buy South African vehicle importer and manufacturer Delta Motor Corporation. If the purchase goes ahead, GM is likely to start manufacturing vehicles in South Africa, largely for the export market. The takeover marks another step in GM's drive for growth in 2004, yet if it wants to meet its target it must prioritize product improvements.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2004

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