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  1. Motor mouth

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Karen Krizanovich

    ... motoring obsession. The awaited moment draws near and the crowd shuffles towards the back of the hall, clutching green and red show cards and the Top Gear Christmas gifts catalogue. After ... the stage. Top Gear always needs a race. Who can soup- up ordinary vehicles (a milk-float, a horse box, a caravan) the best and win over three laps of the stage? Hammond, aka The Hamster, dons a fat ...

  2. Big three racing to a dead end

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Industry experts are sceptical that lay-offs will help carmakers get back on track, writes Markus Gaertner When General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner announced 25,000 lay-offs at the company's North American factories last week, the depressed stock rallied more than 10 per cent within days. But while shareholders applauded, vehicles analysts and industry insiders watched ...

  3. Beijing Auto closes on merger with Fujian Motor

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong, Martin Zhou

    ... Kandy Wong and Martin Zhou in Beijing Beijing Automotive Industry Corp is poised to announce a merger with Fujian Motor Industry Group that will cement its bid to become ... million yuan, said the source, is the shareholding structure of the merged entity. The possible tie-up could then be officially unveiled later this month. Fujian Motor, wholly owned ...

  4. Great Wall Motor focuses on A-share offer

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Great Wall Motor, the mainland's largest sports utility vehicle maker, will keep pushing its A-share initial public offering plan as it hopes a listing will raise brand recognition on the mainland, an executive says. 'We'll continue to look for an appropriate time for the A-share listing because ... it will make investors more familiar with our vehicle ...

  5. Business - Companies - CARS

    Industry shake-up may see GM acquire ailing plants in China

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Detroit and Beijing Industry shake-up may see GM acquire ailing plants The Chinese car industry is overdue for consolidation and General Motors, with local partner SAIC Motor, is interested in acquiring ailing carmakers, according to four people familiar with the companies' thinking. GM, already the top foreign carmaker in China, aims to increase sales by about 75 per ...

  6. Deal fuels giant's aim to become a household name

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... but motor racing loves a juicy rumour and the names being bandied about in industry circles include Jordan, Jaguar and British American Racing. 'If we can get them to agree... it could happen next year,' Ecclestone said. While motor racing is still a lot less popular than football, basketball and table tennis in China, the China Grand Prix is expected to give the sport a big ...

  7. Top car bosses in Shanghai to vie for stake

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... to the mainland from the US. Toyota Motor Corp, Honda Motor and Nissan Motor, hit by falling sales in their home market and the US, are racing to launch environment-friendly vehicles on the mainland ... products for China, in new facilities and the latest in technology.' Changan Ford Mazda, the joint venture of Ford Motors and Chongqing Changan Automobile, said the US carmaker was shifting ...

  8. BAIC may consider bid for GM's Saab

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Tim LeeMaster and Kandy Wong Beijing Automotive Industry Corp (BAIC), the joint venture partner of Germany's Daimler, may bid for General Motors' Saab unit after its attempt ... million, and announced on Saturday it sold its Saturn brand to car racing magnate Roger Penske for an undisclosed amount. The over 100-year-old firm filed for bankruptcy on June 1 with debt ...

  9. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    AXA buys into Shanghai car insurer Tianping

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com French firm to purchase half-share of Shanghai company as it tries to stake claim in a property and casualty market dominated by local players AXA buys into car insurer Tianping European insurer AXA is a step closer to becoming the largest foreign property and casualty insurer in China after agreeing to buy half of Chinese motor ...

  10. footdown

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was anything more than 'just good friends' with smart's new forfour. According to some elements of the local motoring press, the two cars have been sharing body parts, which Leung ... expertise from the field of passive safety has also been incorporated into the smart forfour crash management,' Leung says. The Post will test the forfour shortly. We rush to the aid of racing ...




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