Takata shares slump after influential day trader tweets he sold shares

Takata, finalizing a buyer after spurring record auto industry recalls, fell in Tokyo trading after a Japanese day trader told his more than 103,000 Twitter followers he sold shares in the airbag maker.

BMW, Porsche, Nissan face sales ban on some models in S. Korea

South Korea plans to disallow sales of some Porsche, BMW and Nissan models after finding errors in certification documents for the carmakers' imported vehicles. The country's environment ministry also plans to fine the automakers a combined $5.56 million.

Japan's twin worries: Trade and yen

Japan's carmakers fear a double whammy on free trade and foreign exchange.

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BMW, Porsche, Nissan face sales ban on some models in S. Korea

South Korea plans to disallow sales of some Porsche, BMW and Nissan models after finding errors in certification documents for the carmakers' imported vehicles. The country's environment ministry also plans to fine the automakers a combined $5.56 million.

KKR said to drop from bidding for Takata

KKR & Co. has dropped out of the bidding for Takata Corp. as the troubled airbag maker seeks to finalize a shortlist of suitors by mid-November, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.S. sales a rare bright spot for Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi's pint-sized North American business has suddenly emerged as a sales anchor in a year of tumbling volume. While Mitsubishi's volume collapsed in virtually every other global market in the fiscal first half ended Sept. 30, North America at least held ground by staying flat.

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