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Hyundai Mobis Spanked for Bullying PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 August 2012
Hyundai Mobis have been swatted with US$2.57m in fines and corrective orders for demanding lower prices from their subcontractors.
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EU to Rethink CO 2 Emission Targets? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 June 2012
The European Union could relax the way CO 2 emission targets for carmakers are measured if proposals are adopted from a new report. According to German newspaper
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German Makers Want No EU Intervention: Marchionne PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 April 2012
Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW are against EU intervention that would help the region's automakers reduce excess production capacity, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said.
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Japan gets tough on collusion PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012
Denso and Yazaki last week joined Furukawa Electric Co. in pleading guilty in North America to bid-rigging. All three suppliers will pay hefty fines.
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Marchionne: Industry can hit 54.5-mpg goal PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012
Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said Saturday that the auto industry will need to meet proposed 54.5 mpg standards by 2025,
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Brazil Car Production is Tax Hike Dodge PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 November 2011
Foreign automakers committed to installing factories in Brazil will be able to avoid a steep tax hike on imported cars as long
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Supplier Price-Fixing Suits in Detroit? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 October 2011
Detroit is likely to be ground zero in a legal drama now playing out round the US over price-fixing collusion among automotive
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U.S. Anti-Trust Cops Serve Valeo PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 August 2011
Valeo say one of their divisions has received a subpoena from the anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice. The component maker say their subsidiary Valeo Inc., in Troy, Michigan, was given the subpoena asking for documents and information.

"What we know is this inquiry does not concern any specific products," a Valeo spokeswoman in Paris told just-auto. "It covers several business lines, that is all we know for now. We received this enquiry for information on 19 July. Of course we will coöperate fully and actively with the US authorities."

An earlier statement from the component producer noted the scope of the inquiry appeared to cover "many products manufactured or supplied by Valeo" and added it is "Valeo's policy to prohibit anti-competitive behaviour.

News of the inquiry comes just a few days after Denso and Mitsubishi Electric said they are cooperating with investigators from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). The automotive suppliers are being investigated by the JFTC in relation to Japan's anti-monopoly act regarding sales of certain automotive components.

Canada, U.S. Coordinate Exhaust Cleanup PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 April 2010

The U.S. and Canadian governments announced last week they’ll move in lockstep to enact more stringent emission control regulations for cars

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Leoni in EU Probe of Auto Wire Suppliers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 March 2010
Leoni are among the companies being investigated by European Union cartel authorities as part of a broader probe into the automotive electronic components industry.
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NHTSA Chief Nominee Popular With Safety Coalition PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 December 2009
David L. Strickland is named the new Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Strickland has served on the staff of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for eight years.
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