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Fiat / General Motors: speculation mounts over possible divorce

Fiat's [FIA.MI] tie-up with GM [GM] has been the subject of considerable speculation over the last few years as the troubled Italian manufacturer attempts to get back into the black after recording significant losses in recent years. With GM having its own problems in Europe, it may only be a matter of time before the two sides agree to go their separate ways.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2004
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Fiat Auto: another round of temporary layoffs

Fiat Auto [FIA.MI] will launch its fourth temporary layoff program this year to match production with declining sales. Italy's strict labor laws mean that Fiat cannot reduce its manufacturing network. The Italian government now needs to address this problem with more than just temporary solutions.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2004
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Fiat Auto: more time to turn the corner

Fiat Auto has a further year in which to resurrect its fortunes under new chief executive Giuseppe Morchio after Fiat [FIA.MI] postponed its option to sell. The company is certainly heading in the right direction, but a faltering car market may yet negate all the hard work.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2003
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Fiat Auto: new face for flagging firm

Herbert Demel, Austrian chief executive of auto parts maker Magna Steyr, has been chosen to replace Giancarlo Boschetti as Fiat Auto's CEO. He will need all his experience as well as a period of calm in order to rescue the flagging firm.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Oct 2003
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Fiat Auto: staying put?

The dispute between Fiat and GM, about the validity of a contractual clause allowing Fiat to force the sale of its auto division to GM, remains in mediation. However, beleaguered GM will want to avoid the purchase altogether while Fiat would arguably rather receive a cash injection than hive off the company. Indeed keeping Fiat Auto in Italian hands for the moment may be the best bet.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2005
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Fiat will rely on new Maserati model to boost sales

Maserati's parent company, Fiat, is marketing the brand's new Ghibli model as an executive sedan, with hopes of challenging the likes of the Audi A6, Jaguar XF, and Mercedes E Class. The new model will be in direct competition with some of the segment's biggest names, but competitive pricing and a high performance will ensure that it sells well, particularly in response to demand from China.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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Fiat's bid for GM Europe would create a well-rounded global car brand

Under pressure to cut costs and divest assets, General Motors has received three bids for its core European operations as the beleaguered car manufacturer attempts to survive the global economic downturn. Fiat, which is already looking to turnaround Chrysler, was the only full-line car manufacturer to submit a bid and if successful, the merged company would be one of the region's largest players.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2009
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Fiat/GM: putting the option to rest

With both companies already suffering heavily from tough competition, Fiat [FIA.MI] and General Motors [GM] will be keen to end the long running 'put' option dispute. However if a costly and bitter legal action is to be avoided, the only workable compromise may see GM pay Fiat to allow the option to lapse.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2004
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Fiat: changing gear to speed recovery

Despite a continued fall in sales for 2003, Fiat [FIA] is showing signs of improvement. With some new initiatives from its restructuring plan, and the possibility of an agreement with US giant GM, Fiat is confident that it will hit breakeven in 2004. Restructuring costs are now out of the way, and a stable management is in place - 2004 should be a year of transition for the Italian manufacturer.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2004
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Fiat: crisis deepens

The latest twists in the Fiat [FIA.MI] story center around the fate of the conglomerate's automotive interests. General Motors [GM] claims that a "put", forcing GM to buy Fiat's auto interests in 2004, is invalid because of Fiat's recent restructuring. This financial uncertainty is leading to increased speculation that the national institution may well be saved by a government buyout.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2003

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