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Turkey counts on autos to drive economic growth

Nov. 19, 2012 06:01 CET
Turkey's auto industry is one of the great growth stories of the past decade. The nation's government aims to triple vehicle production over the next decade. The plan is to make the nation one of the world's 10 largest economies by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic.

Schaeffler recruits veteran GM exec as India CEO

Nov. 19, 2012 10:20 CET
German supplier Schaeffler Group has named Dharmesh Arora, a former General Motors executive, as head of its operations in India.

Daimler takes full control of Mercedes F-1 team

Nov. 19, 2012 11:25 CET
Daimler has taken full control of the Mercedes Formula One motor racing team after buying a 40 percent stake from a Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund for an undisclosed sum.

 
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