Italy

Sogefi reports first-half loss on restructuring costs, Brazil downturn

July 22, 2014 15:29 CET

Italian supplier Sogefi reported a first-half net loss, hit by restructuring costs, the negative impact of the strong euro on South American currencies and a sharp slowdown in the Brazilian market....
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To sell Fiat luxury shift, Marchionne seeks labor peace in Italy

June 30, 2014 10:55 CET

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's visit to Italy last week to solve a labor dispute that threatened Maserati production shows how important the country's plants are becoming to the company's future, a union boss said....
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BLOG: BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014

BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple....
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BLOG: Walter de Silva: Italy's loss, VW's gain

6:37 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014

Walter de Silva had to leave Italy to become a legend in the vehicle design world. It's a common story in a country that fails to nurture its best and brightest....
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W. Europe car sales rise but recovery to be 'bumpy'

June 6, 2014 11:19 CET

Car sales in western Europe rose about 5 percent in May but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales slipped back from the April level, analyst LMC Automotive said, adding that "the road to recovery remains a bumpy one."...
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Fiat scales back Lancia as brand is banished to Italy

May 24, 2014 06:01 CET

Lancia, the Italian car brand that once glided up the streets of Saint-Tropez alongside film star Brigitte Bardot, will soon just be available in one no-frills subcompact model that will only be sold in Italy....
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German car sales fall for first time in five months

May 5, 2014 12:56 CET

Sales of new cars in Germany fell by nearly 4 percent in April, bucking the trend in the other major western European markets of France, Italy and Spain where sales were up....
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Dealers say Italy's EV incentives are flawed

April 30, 2014 11:44 CET

Italian dealers association Federauto says the country's plan to offer a government subsidy of up to 5,000 euros to buyers of electric vehicles is a waste of money because the scheme is flawed....
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Alfa will become stand-alone company, sources say

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will turn Alfa Romeo into a stand-alone company -- like Maserati and Ferrari -- as part of his latest plan to revive the brand, sources told Automotive News Europe....
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Marchionne's Fiat-Chrysler seen as success story by Italy's economy minister

April 25, 2014 15:13 CET

The restructuring of the Fiat-Chrysler group by Sergio Marchionne should be seen as a success story rather than a case of offshoring operations, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told an Italian newspaper....
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Italy economy minister sees Marchionne's Fiat as success story

April 25, 2014 15:55 CET

The restructuring of the Fiat Chrysler group by its CEO Sergio Marchionne should be seen as a success story rather than a case of offshoring operations, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told a newspaper....
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Fiat wraps up employees' foreign-made cars

April 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise last week: their foreign-made cars from brands such as VW, Peugeot and Toyota had been “wrapped up” in a giant plastic bag....
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In Italy, driving a Lambo can put you in tax limbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014

The Italian government has targeted supercar owners as part of a crackdown on tax evaders....
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European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%

April 2, 2014 12:46 CET

Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs that a recovery in the European market is gaining strength....
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