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Carmakers think local to sell global

Carmakers move to a more localised model

The world’s three biggest automotive companies – Toyota, GM and Volkswagen – are starting to see global sales markets as individually targetable rather than one homogenous whole. Lillie Guyer looks at how each is altering its international strategy.

Europe's car industry bullish in face of VW scandal

Volkswagen’s woes in the wake of the emissions scandal may not necessarily spread throughout the car industry, say regional experts.

Who is leading the auto R&D race?

As environmental demands become more and more prominent, and drivers' expectations of improving technological developments get higher and higher, the battle to be the leading automaker in R&D spending is a fierce one. Lillie Guyer looks at the contenders for this crown.

Saxony ignited

Saxony's auto industry clicks into ignition

East Germany's automotive industry used to be the butt of jokes around Europe. Now, however, no one is laughing as the eastern state of Saxony has established a reputation for producing cutting-edge, luxurious vehicles that are in demand around the world.

Investors on the lookout for Spanish bargains

Investors on the lookout for Spanish bargains

As Spain claws its way out of recession, investors are diving back in, keen to make the most of bottom-of-the-cycle prices and newly competitive cost structures. 

Bill Haslam

Tennessee governor takes business approach to attracting investment

The governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, tells Michal Kaczmarski how his background in business shapes his approach to seeking investment and why there is more to his home state than whiskey.

Changsha - inland and in fashion

Changsha: inland and in fashion

The inland Chinese city of Changsha has seen impressive double-digit economic growth in the past two decades as it reaps the rewards of its ambitious pro-business policies. But the challenge of sustaining growth remains, as the city competes for investment with other cities from China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.

Autos uneven track

Developing markets drive auto growth

While global vehicle sales were up in 2012, carmakers are proceeding with caution, with closures in some regions shifting industry focus to the US and developing markets.

Inditex top company for FDI projects in 2011

Spanish clothing group Inditex invested in the most new projects of any company in 2011, with 87.

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