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Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it is testing air-bag inflators made by Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku Co as possible alternatives to potentially lethal parts supplied by Takata Corp. A spokeswoman for Japan's biggest automaker said the company wanted to ensure the parts were compatible with its vehicles before using…

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Workers at a General Motors Co (GM.N) plant in Brazil ended a two-week strike on Monday after the company agreed to suspend nearly 800 job cuts, buying time in an industry where idle assembly lines have roiled labor tensions. GM and the local metalworkers' union said they agreed that the…

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Nexteer Automotive opened its fourth manufacturing plant in China on Monday as the company looks to bolster its place as one of the world's biggest providers of steering systems and components. The factory would allow the Saginaw, Mich.-based company to double its workforce in Liuzhou, China, to 400 people in…

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Toyota Motor Corp. fell the most in Tokyo trading since the aftermath of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, after saying its biggest source of production in China will remain closed for at least two weeks following deadly explosions. Toyota declined 6.7 percent, the steepest drop since March 15, 2011. It outpaced the…

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Daimler AG is eliminating 1,500 jobs at its Brazilian truckmaking division as demand for commercial vehicles in the country shows no sign of recovery. Cutting about 13 percent of its workforce in Brazil became inevitable after industrywide truck sales in South America’s largest economy plunged 44 percent in the first…

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German auto major to use Bluetec technology used globally by the company Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany, on Monday announced that its entire range of above 9-49 tonne trucks will now be available in Bharat Stage IV variants nationwide. The…

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Toyota Motor Corp, in a bid to reduce its risk from potentially lethal air-bag inflators supplied by Takata Corp (7312.T), will buy millions of them from smaller parts maker Nippon Kayaku Co (4272.T), people familiar with the matter said. The Japanese carmaker asked the second-tier supplier last month to increase…

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South Korea's LG Electronics Inc will supply Honda Motor Co Ltd and Porsche with in-car displays, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday, as the firm tries to grow its auto business to counter weak sales at its mainstay television and smartphone units. LG Electronics has…

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Germany's Schaeffler AG plans to cut up to 500 jobs at its industrial division, where slow delivery chains and overly centralised sales operations are hurting profit. Operating earnings at the industrial unit, which makes ball bearings for products ranging from tools to aeroplanes, fell 1.7 percent to 171 million euros…

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Toyota Motor Corp and rival global automakers are looking to divert shipments to Shanghai and other ports from Tianjin after massive explosions last week disrupted operations indefinitely at China's largest auto import hub. Authorities have restricted access to areas affected by the Aug. 12 blasts at a hazardous chemicals warehouse…