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Nissan says it will likely build new auto plant in U.S. - MarketWatch

11h marketwatch
DETROIT — Nissan Motor Co.’s chief executive said the company believes it will need to build a new plant in the U.S. in four or five years, when the car maker would be ready for another push to expand. (4-0)

Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

13h nzherald.co.nz
DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry? (6-0)

Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

13h reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements. (22-0)

Concept cars from Japan automakers offer glimpse into future

15h nzherald.co.nz
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas — and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals — with new prototype vehicles. (4-0)

California-Trump administration fuel-efficiency talks intensify

16h reuters
DETROIT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as the auto industry still hopes for a deal to retain nationwide requirements. (7-0)

Nikkei reaches 26-year high, boosted by earnings outlook and weak yen

2018-01-16 japantimes.co.jp
The Nikkei 225 average ended Tuesday at its highest level in 26 years and two months as sentiment was boosted by a halt in the yen’s rise against the dollar and expectations for upcoming earnings results from major companies. (4-0)

Nikkei hits highest level since 1991 as dollar weakening stops

2018-01-16 reuters
TOKYO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to its highest level since late 1991 on Tuesday, as a firmer dollar supported exporter stocks and expectations for strong corporate earnings bolstered investor sentiment. (7-0)

Detroit auto show: Global carmakers plan $90 bn investment in electric cars

2018-01-16 business-standard
Ford Motor Co's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows. (22-0)

Nikkei ekes out gains, strong earnings expectations provide support

2018-01-16 thehindubusinessline
Exporters were also given some breathing space as the dollar's recent weakening against the yen paused (4-0)

Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

2018-01-16 in.reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co’s plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows. (22-0)

Global carmakers’ electric push takes overall investment to US$90 billion

2018-01-16 scmp
But carmakers, including Toyota and Nissan, feel that it will take a long time before electric models can make a serious dent in sales of petrol vehicles (6-0)

Game of ‘chicken tax’: GM bets on Mexican-made pickups amid Trump threat to dump NAFTA

2018-01-16 japantimes.co.jp
SILAO, MEXICO/DETROIT – General Motors Co.’s assembly plant in Silao, a city in Mexico’s automotive heartland, cranked out more than 400,000 highly profitable, large pickup trucks last year, and is critical to the launch of a new generation of Chevrolet Silverado trucks later this year. (6-0)

Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

2018-01-15 reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co’s plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows. (22-0)

Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

2018-01-15 reuters
DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co’s plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows. (22-0)

Game of chicken: GM bets on Mexican-made pickup trucks

2018-01-15 reuters
SILAO, Mexico/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co’s (GM.N) assembly plant in Silao, a city in Mexico’s automotive heartland, cranked out more than 400,000 highly profitable, large pickup trucks last year, and is critical to the launch of a new generation of Chevrolet Silverado trucks later this year. (6-0)

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