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Ford Motor Company

Founded by Henry Ford in 1903, Ford is the second biggest US carmaker. It weathered the Great Depression intact, but only survived the Global Financial Crisis by raising more than US$20 billion in cash and mortgaging its trademark blue oval. It was the only major US carmaker to avoid a US government bailout.

Ford’s Vignale to join European upmarket car chase

Ford has drawn on the latest European design trends with its new luxury concept car, tempting the driver with a quilted cream-coloured Nappa leather interior to complement its chrome and mocha-hued bodywork.

Wednesday, 4 September, 2013, 12:59pm

Ex-Ford chiefs charged over torture of unionists in Argentina's 'dirty war'

Three former Ford Motor executives were charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly targeting Argentinian union workers for kidnapping and torture after the country's 1976 military coup.

23 May 2013 - 4:41am

Chelsia Lau: How a flair for drawing led to a career as a top car designer

Chelsia Lau Ka-po always liked drawing. When she was a little girl on Lantau, she used to get out her crayons and display her pictures in her parents' restaurant, in Mui Wo. Few diners realised that this little island girl with a love of form and colour would one day design cars for millions of people worldwide, and become one of the style icons of China's booming automotive industry.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

Chinese car exports to Australia hit asbestos road bump

China's budding car export trade suffered a setback yesterday when an Australian distributor recalled 21,500 vehicles made by mainland carmaker Great Wall Motor and another 2,250 Chery Automobile vehicles over traces of asbestos found in their engines and exhausts.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:54am

Manufacturer targets China

Ford is to build a US$760 million assembly plant in Hangzhou, doubling its passenger car capacity in China to 1.2 million units a year by 2015.

The new plant will be invested jointly by Ford and its joint venture Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA), with initial capacity of 250,000 units annually.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

SUVs leading growth in car sales

Sport utility vehicles continued to fuel growth in China's car market as sales jumped 33.6 per cent year on year to 156,500 last month - the biggest increase among all car types.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

career tracker

Darrell Ford, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer, AMD

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ford tipped to sell dim sum bonds

Ford Motor is planning a dim sum bond issue worth 500 million yuan (HK$612 million) in Hong Kong to raise funds for its mainland expansion, a person familiar with the offering said.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland car sales in August remain steady

Sales of cars on the mainland continued to grow at a slow and steady single-digit pace last month, according to preliminary figures.

Carmakers shipped 1.09 million units of sedans, minivans, SUVs and microvans last month, up 6.9 per cent from a year earlier, unofficial data released yesterday by the Shanghai-based China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) shows.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Industry code meant to help telecom customers

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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