Outlook Congratulations to Mary Barra, who has become the first female boss of a big US car maker by taking over General Motors just as it stopped being unofficially known as Government Motors.
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Saturday 24 March 2012
For the first time in two and a half years, Tiger Woods is on top of an American leaderboard going into the weekend. In 2009 it would have seemed so simple. Now it is simply so enthralling.
Thursday 01 March 2012
General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen will seek to squeeze a joint $2bn annually from a global platforms-to-purchasing alliance, but the savings will not be fully realized for five years.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen, the No 2 car maker in Europe, surged yesterday on news that it was discussing an alliance with General Motors of the US, which could include the two companies taking stakes in each other.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second largest car maker in Europe, surged yesterday on news that it was discussing an alliance with General Motors (GM) of the US, which could see the two companies take stakes in each other.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
Saab ran out of room for manoeuvre yesterday when its Dutch owner filed for bankruptcy, calling time on a nine-month battle to rescue the struggling Swedish marque.
Thursday 08 December 2011
The Swedish car manufacturer Saab faced another escalation in its financial woes yesterday after a court-appointed administrator asked for the removal of its protection from bankruptcy.
Saturday 04 June 2011
US Outlook: Every now and again I cuddle up with some old newspapers from 2008, just to remind myself I am not crazy.
Monday 16 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
General Motors posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profits yesterday, driven by a recovery in the US market and strong sales in Asia, leaving the US giant in pole position to reclaim the title of the world's largest car maker this year.
Friday 08 April 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
General Motors scored its most profitable year since the Nineties in 2010, according to the first annual results since it emerged from a government-sponsored bankruptcy reorganisation.
Friday 18 February 2011
Are there any limits on what humans can do? Asked rhetorically, the question invites the smiling, triumphant answer, No!, complete with happy-clappy exclamation mark. But to ask it the other way – that is, to ask it simply, in all seriousness – seems to me something that doesn't happen any more. In fact, the absence of this question seems to be a great gap at the heart of our current creed, which we might term liberal secular humanism, as we approach one of the climaxes of human history, which is the coming clash between humans as a species, and the Earth which is our only home.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
The Football Association today hailed Vauxhall as the right partner to help take all England's football teams forward after confirming a three-and-a-half-year contract with the car giant.
Friday 19 November 2010
General Motors executives rang the bell of the New York Stock Exchange and revved the engine of a Chevrolet Camaro to signal the flotation of the company's shares yesterday, and the stock duly responded with the equivalent of going from 0 to 60 in the early seconds of trading.
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