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Financial Crisis: Cars - 07 Jul 2009
Financial Crisis: Cars - 07 Jul 2009
AUTOS/DEALERS
RTR22YSL
January 01, 2009
A tattered flag for Buick automobiles flies above an empty car lot, once filled with General Motors automobiles...
Daly City, UNITED STATES
Tattered flag flies at General Motors automobile dealership that closed in Daly City
A tattered flag for Buick automobiles flies above an empty car lot, once filled with General Motors automobiles from GMC, Buick and Pontiac, in Daly City, California December 31, 2008, after the dealership closed for business. In December as lawmakers and the White House closed in on a deal to extend aid to U.S. automakers, concerns about the survival of the companies and their brands were compounding problems for their cash-strapped dealers. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES)
FORD DEALERSHIP/
RTR22TBF
December 24, 2008
A worker carries a Ford logo sign from Al Long Ford auto dealership in Warren, Michigan December 23,...
Warren, UNITED STATES
A worker carries a Ford logo sign from Al Long Ford auto dealership in Warren
A worker carries a Ford logo sign from Al Long Ford auto dealership in Warren, Michigan December 23, 2008. The dealership, founded 63 years ago, has sold its license back to Ford Motor and will reopen on the same site as a used car business under a new name. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)
GM-OPEL/
RTXOJXR
May 27, 2009
A destroyed logo of German car manufacturer Opel is seen in a rubbish dumpster at a former car dealer...
Berlin, Germany
A destroyed logo of German car manufacturer Opel is seen at a former car dealer in Berlin
A destroyed logo of German car manufacturer Opel is seen in a rubbish dumpster at a former car dealer in Berlin May 27, 2009. The German government is due to decide on Wednesday which bidder or bidders it prefers as a partner for the Opel unit of struggling U.S. carmaker General Motors, and could agree to provide aid for the firm. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY TRANSPORT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXOSRH
May 27, 2009
New vehicles sit in the parking lot of Courtesy Chevrolet car dealership in Phoenix, Arizona May 27,...
Phoenix, UNITED STATES
New vehicles sit in the parking lot of Courtsey Chevrolet car dealership in Phoenix
New vehicles sit in the parking lot of Courtesy Chevrolet car dealership in Phoenix, Arizona May 27, 2009. General Motors Corp moved closer to filing the largest U.S. industrial bankruptcy after a crucial bond exchange proposal failed and as officials in Germany neared a decision on which company would take over GM's European brand Opel. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXESGI
May 06, 2009
The logo of Italian car maker Fiat is pictured at a sale point in Meyrin near Geneva. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse...
MEYRIN, Switzerland
The logo of Italian car maker Fiat is pictured at a sale point in Meyrin near Geneva
The logo of Italian car maker Fiat is pictured at a sale point in Meyrin near Geneva. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
GM-OPEL/
RTXOVZ7
May 28, 2009
An Opel and a General Motors flag are pictured in front of the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern May 28, 2009....
Kaiserslautern, Germany
An Opel and a General Motors flag are pictured in front of the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern
An Opel and a General Motors flag are pictured in front of the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern May 28, 2009. A rift between Berlin and Washington threatened to torpedo Germany's goal of shielding Opel from the imminent bankruptcy of its parent General Motors, raising the risk of insolvency for the German carmaker. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
FIAT-GM/
RTXEPQ6
May 04, 2009
A Fiat car is pictured at the economy ministry in Berlin May 4, 2009. Sergio Marchionne CEO of Fiat visited...
Berlin, Germany
A Fiat car is pictured at the economy ministry in Berlin
A Fiat car is pictured at the economy ministry in Berlin May 4, 2009. Sergio Marchionne CEO of Fiat visited Berlin on Monday to try to convince Germany's political leaders of his plan to create a European car giant with the acquisition of General Motors Corp's Opel unit. His visit comes less than a week after sealing a deal with Chrysler to form a partnership. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
BRITAIN/
RTR2439I
May 30, 2009
A Vauxhall badge is seen on a car in London May 30, 2009. Union leaders on Saturday urged the government...
London, United Kingdom
A Vauxhall badge is seen on a car in London
A Vauxhall badge is seen on a car in London May 30, 2009. Union leaders on Saturday urged the government to do more to safeguard British jobs after Germany announced a deal to save the European arm of stricken U.S. car giant, General Motors. Germany reached a deal with Canadian auto parts group Magna and its Russian banking partner Sberbank to take over most of GM Europe, which includes German-based Opel and British-based Vauxhall brands. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTXES9I
May 06, 2009
An Opel car is pictured in a car wash at a car seller in Darmstadt May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele...
Darmstadt, Germany
An Opel car is pictured in a car wash at a car seller in Darmstadt
An Opel car is pictured in a car wash at a car seller in Darmstadt May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
BELGIUM/
RTXBQ2J
February 17, 2009
Employees at the Opel assembly plant in Antwerp are reflected in an Opel logo February 17, 2009. General...
Antwerp, Belgium
Employees at the Opel assembly plant in Antwerp are reflected in an Opel logo
Employees at the Opel assembly plant in Antwerp are reflected in an Opel logo February 17, 2009. General Motors Corp on Tuesday will present the U.S. government with a restructuring plan that may include changes to its European operations, which have sites that make the German Opel. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM)
DAIMLER/AABAR
RTXD41L
March 23, 2009
Journalists are silhouetted as they await a news conference of Zetsche, CEO of German car manufacturer...
Stuttgart, Germany
Journalists await a news conference of Daimler AG and Aarbar in Stuttgart
Journalists are silhouetted as they await a news conference of Zetsche, CEO of German car manufacturer Daimler AG and Aarbar-Chairman Al-Qubaisi in Stuttgart March 23, 2009. Shares in Daimler rose on Monday after an Abu Dhabi fund became its top shareholder, but analysts fear the deal may mean the German carmaker is having a tougher time than previously thought. State-backed Aabar Investments is getting a 9.1 percent stake in Daimler in the 1.95 billion euro ($2.67 billion) deal announced late on Sunday, helping bolster finances for the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars at a time of plunging global car and truck markets.REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
NISSAN/
RTXBEH3
February 09, 2009
A Nissan car is reflected in a mirror outside a Nissan Motor Co factory in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo,...
Yokosuka, Japan
A Nissan car is reflected in a mirror outside a Nissan Motor Co factory in Yokosuka
A Nissan car is reflected in a mirror outside a Nissan Motor Co factory in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, February 9, 2009. Nissan Motor Co, Japan's No. 3 carmaker, posted a big quarterly loss on Monday and warned it would lose money this year, making its first fall into the red since Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn took the reins in 1999. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
AUTOS/
RTR241HI
January 30, 2009
A visitor and the logo of Honda Motor Co are reflected on a Honda car at the company's headquarters in...
Tokyo, Japan
Visitor and logo of Honda Motor Co are reflected on a Honda car at company headquarters in Tokyo
A visitor and the logo of Honda Motor Co are reflected on a Honda car at the company's headquarters in Tokyo January 30, 2009. Honda Motor Co lowered its annual profit forecasts for a fourth time this year, while rival Toyota Motor Corp's losses are growing as sliding global car sales force the industry to scale back production further. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
CHRYSLER-PRODUCTION
RTR24U9D
June 20, 2009
A 1955 Chrysler 300 is seen on display at the Walter P. Chrysler museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan June...
Auburn Hills, UNITED STATES
A 1955 Chrysler 300 is seen on display at the Walter P. Chrysler museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan
A 1955 Chrysler 300 is seen on display at the Walter P. Chrysler museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan June 19, 2009. Chrysler Group LLC said on June 17 it will resume production of vehicles in seven North American assembly plants by the end of the month, the first large-scale resumption of production since the Fiat SpA <FIA.MI> led company acquired Chrysler assets earlier in June. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
GM/PENSKE
RTR24BTM
June 05, 2009
The sign outside the Saturn North showroom in Thornton, Colorado June 5, 2009. General Motors Corp has...
Thornton, UNITED STATES
The sign outside the Saturn North showroom in Thornton
The sign outside the Saturn North showroom in Thornton, Colorado June 5, 2009. General Motors Corp has reached a preliminary agreement to sell its Saturn brand to Penske Automotive Group in a deal that could preserve more than 350 dealerships and 13,000 jobs. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
GM/ASIA
RTR246K3
June 02, 2009
An employee is reflected in a General Motors' Chevrolet MW, made by Suzuki Motor, at a Suzuki Motor showroom...
Tokyo, Japan
Employee is reflected in General Motors' Chevrolet MW at Suzuki Motor showroom in Tokyo
An employee is reflected in a General Motors' Chevrolet MW, made by Suzuki Motor, at a Suzuki Motor showroom in Tokyo June 2, 2009. Bankrupt General Motors Corp said Chinese sales jumped 75 percent in May, but it warned further expansion in Asia-Pacific depended on the region's success in raising money in a difficult credit environment. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
GM/ASIA
RTR246F7
June 02, 2009
A stop sign is seen near a General Motors (GM) Holden storage facility in Melbourne June 2, 2009. Mark...
Melbourne, Australia
A stop sign is seen near a General Motors Holden storage facility in Melbourne
A stop sign is seen near a General Motors (GM) Holden storage facility in Melbourne June 2, 2009. Mark Reuss, head of Australian operation GM Holden, said in a news conference the fully-owned subsidiary of General Motors in the U.S. is not directly impacted by GM's bankruptcy and will continue normal operations. Reuss also told reporters that no jobs would be cut in Australia, where GM employs more than 6,000. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
GM/
RTR2462K
June 01, 2009
A GMC logo is shown at a General Motors dealership in Los Angeles, June 1, 2009. General Motors Corp...
Santa Monica, UNITED STATES
A GMC logo is shown at a General Motors dealership in Los Angeles
A GMC logo is shown at a General Motors dealership in Los Angeles, June 1, 2009. General Motors Corp filed for bankruptcy on Monday, forcing the 100-year-old automaker once seen as a symbol of American economic might and dynamism into a new and uncertain era of government ownership. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
GM/
RTR2460W
June 01, 2009
The hood logo of a 2009 Corvette for sale at the Quality Chevrolet dealer ship in Escondido, California...
ESCONDIDO, UNITED STATES
The hood logo of a 2009 Corvette for sale at the Quality Chevrolet dealer ship in Escondido, California...
The hood logo of a 2009 Corvette for sale at the Quality Chevrolet dealer ship in Escondido, California June 1, 2009. General Motors Corp filed for bankruptcy on Monday, forcing the 100-year-old automaker once seen as a symbol of American economic might and dynamism into a new and uncertain era of government ownership.
The bankruptcy filing is the third-largest in U.S. history and the largest ever in U.S. Manufacturing. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES BUSINESS TRANSPORT POLITICS)
NISSAN/
RTXBEH1
February 09, 2009
A worker cycles past a logo outside a Nissan Motor Co factory in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, February 9,...
Yokosuka, Japan
A worker cycles past a logo outside a Nissan Motor Co factory in Yokosuka
A worker cycles past a logo outside a Nissan Motor Co factory in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, February 9, 2009. Nissan Motor Co, Japan's No. 3 carmaker, posted a big quarterly loss on Monday and warned it would lose money this year, making its first fall into the red since Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn took the reins in 1999. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
PORSCHE-VOLKSWAGEN/
RTXITA2
May 18, 2009
A woman with an umbrella passes by a Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart May 18, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes...
Zuffenhausen, Germany
A woman with an umbrella passes Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart
A woman with an umbrella passes by a Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart May 18, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
TOYOTA/
RTXAB5A
November 06, 2008
A staff of Toyota Motor Corp's showroom cleans the logo on a car in Tokyo November 6, 2008. Toyota Motor...
Tokyo, Japan
A staff of Toyota Motor Corp's showroom cleans the logo on a car in Tokyo
A staff of Toyota Motor Corp's showroom cleans the logo on a car in Tokyo November 6, 2008. Toyota Motor Corp's operating profit will plunge to an eight-year low below $10 billion this year as the financial crisis carves through the sector, a paper said, sending the automaker's shares sliding 8.9 percent. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN)
TOYOTA/
RTXBA52
February 06, 2009
The logo of Toyota Motor Corp is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo February 6, 2009. Toyota Motor...
Tokyo, Japan
The logo of Toyota Motor Corp is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo
The logo of Toyota Motor Corp is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo February 6, 2009. Toyota Motor Corp said it expected its full-year loss would be three times what it had flagged just six weeks ago as the world's biggest automaker struggles to cut production fast enough to match sliding sales. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
PORSCHE-DAIMLER/
RTR24X02
June 22, 2009
Raindrops are seen on the logo of a Porsche car at a dealer in Munich June 22, 2009. Facing an expected...
Munich, Germany
Raindrops are seen on the logo of a Porsche car at a dealer in Munich
Raindrops are seen on the logo of a Porsche car at a dealer in Munich June 22, 2009. Facing an expected rejection from Berlin for its state loan request and in need of a capital infusion, heavily indebted Porsche SE could be running out of options to repair its sagging balance sheet.
REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY)
HUMMER/GM-TENGZHONG
RTR25E41
July 07, 2009
A visitor looks at a Hummer during a local automobile exhibition in Shenyang, Liaoning province July...
Shenyang, China
A visitor looks at a Hummer during a local automobile exhibition in Shenyang
A visitor looks at a Hummer during a local automobile exhibition in Shenyang, Liaoning province July 7, 2009. General Motors and China's Tengzhong will begin talking with regulators in a bid to obtain government approval for Tengzhong to buy the Hummer brand by the end of September, a GM spokesman said last week. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
AUTOS/
RTXEKMH
April 30, 2009
A Fiat Panda is parked next to a Jeep Wrangler (L) at a Chrysler dealership in Rome April 30, 2009. Chrysler...
Rome, Italy
Fiat Panda is parked next to a Jeep Wrangler at a Chrysler dealership in Rome
A Fiat Panda is parked next to a Jeep Wrangler (L) at a Chrysler dealership in Rome April 30, 2009. Chrysler LLC rushed to clinch a deal on Thursday to stave off collapse ahead of a midnight deadline imposed on the No. 3 U.S. automaker by the Obama administration. As of Thursday morning, Chrysler still had not gained the bondholder support it needs to move forward with a restructuring and avoid the first-ever bankruptcy filing by a Big Three U.S. automaker. The ailing company is seeking a rescue deal from Italy's Fiat and a debt forgiveness agreement from its lenders. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY TRANSPORT)
GERMANY/
RTR22G43
December 10, 2008
Workers remove the logo of German car manufacturer Opel from the storefront of a former car dealer in...
Berlin, Germany
Worker remove the logo of German car manufacturer Opel from the storefront of a former car dealer in...
Workers remove the logo of German car manufacturer Opel from the storefront of a former car dealer in Berlin December 10, 2008. The rooms will be used as an art gallery for the next months. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY)
GM/
RTXOVZA
May 28, 2009
A traffic sign reading "Opel traffic circle" is pictured in front of the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern...
Kaiserslautern, Germany
A traffic sign reading "Opel traffic circle" is pictured in front of the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern...
A traffic sign reading "Opel traffic circle" is pictured in front of the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern May 28, 2009. A rift between Berlin and Washington threatened to torpedo Germany's goal of shielding Opel from the imminent bankruptcy of its parent General Motors, raising the risk of insolvency for the German carmaker. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
ITALY-TRANSPORT/
RTXEL3Z
April 30, 2009
A Fiat 500 with a bank advertising banner "ce' aria nuova a Torino" (there is new air in Turin) is seen...
Turin, Italy
A Fiat 500 is seen in Turin
A Fiat 500 with a bank advertising banner "ce' aria nuova a Torino" (there is new air in Turin) is seen in Turin April 30, 2009. Chrysler LLC rushed to clinch a deal on Thursday to stave off collapse ahead of a midnight deadline imposed on the No. 3 U.S. automaker by the Obama administration. As of Thursday morning, Chrysler still had not gained the bondholder support it needs to move forward with a restructuring and avoid the first-ever bankruptcy filing by a Big Three U.S. automaker. The ailing company is seeking a rescue deal from Italy's Fiat and a debt forgiveness agreement from its lenders. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
GM/BONDHOLDERS
RTXE2LB
April 17, 2009
A bumper sticker that promotes buying locally-made products is seen on a vehicle at United Auto Workers...
Warren, UNITED STATES
A bumper sticker that promotes buying locally-made products is seen on a vehicle at United Auto Workers...
A bumper sticker that promotes buying locally-made products is seen on a vehicle at United Auto Workers union Local 160 in Warren, Michigan April 15, 2009. When hundreds of retired auto workers packed the union hall in this working class suburb earlier this week, there were more questions than answers about the fate of General Motors Corp. The only consensus was on one point: If the 100-year-old industrial icon is pushed into bankruptcy, it will be GM's bondholders, not its workers, who are to blame. Picture taken April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
AUTOSHOW/
RTXC9PH
March 02, 2009
A Saab 9-X Convertible Concept car stands behind a curtain at the exhibition stand of General Motors...
Geneva, Switzerland
A Saab 9-X Convertible Concept car stands behind a curtain at the exhibition stand of General Motors...
A Saab 9-X Convertible Concept car stands behind a curtain at the exhibition stand of General Motors Corp's (GM) Swedish unit Saab during a preview day of the 79th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in Geneva March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND)
BELGIUM/
RTR23F89
January 15, 2009
A man walks past the General Motors stand during preparations for the 87th European Motor Show in Brussels...
Brussels, Belgium
A man walks past the General Motors stand during preparations for the 87th European Motor Show in Brussels...
A man walks past the General Motors stand during preparations for the 87th European Motor Show in Brussels January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet (BELGIUM)
USA/
RTR22O0I
December 17, 2008
A "Closed" sign and a Cadillac logo are seen on the door of the Guy Schmidt GM car dealership in Glendale...
Glendale, UNITED STATES
A "Closed" sign and a Cadillac logo are seen on the door of the Guy Schmidt GM car dealership in Glendale...
A "Closed" sign and a Cadillac logo are seen on the door of the Guy Schmidt GM car dealership in Glendale December 17, 2008. The dealership closed its doors in September 2008, leaving almost 50 employees out of work. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
GM/ASIA
RTR246B7
June 02, 2009
Workers wearing safety vests are seen through frosted windows at the General Motors Holden offices in...
Melbourne, Australia
Workers wearing safety vests are seen through frosted windows at the General Motors Holden offices in...
Workers wearing safety vests are seen through frosted windows at the General Motors Holden offices in Melbourne June 2, 2009. General Motors Holden Chairman and managing director Mark Reuss said at a news conference the fully-owned subsidiary of General Motors in the U.S. is not directly impacted by GM's bankruptcy and will continue normal operations. General Motors Corp filed for bankruptcy on Monday, forcing the 100-year-old automaker once seen as a symbol of American economic might and dynamism into a new and uncertain era of government ownership. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA TRANSPORT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GM/
RTR24432
May 31, 2009
A Hummer truck is seen at the Laurier General Motors dealership in Quebec City, May 31, 2009. General...
Quebec City, Canada
Hummer truck is seen at Laurier General Motors dealership in Quebec City
A Hummer truck is seen at the Laurier General Motors dealership in Quebec City, May 31, 2009. General Motors Corp finished a key piece of business on Saturday before a bankruptcy filing planned for Monday as the deadline expired for bondholders to accept an exchange offer brokered by the Obama administration. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
AUTOS/
RTXOWJQ
May 29, 2009
A Dodge Nitro vehicle is seen in front of the General Motors Corp world headquarters in downtown in Detroit,...
Detroit, UNITED STATES
A Dodge Nitro vehicle is seen in front of the General Motors Corp world headquarters in downtown in Detroit...
A Dodge Nitro vehicle is seen in front of the General Motors Corp world headquarters in downtown in Detroit, May 28, 2009. General Motors Corp persuaded its major bondholders to accept a sweetened ownership plan on Thursday, a deal that could result in a smoother ride for the carmaker through bankruptcy. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
AUTOS/
RTXOWJX
May 28, 2009
Flags wave in front of the General Motors Corp world headquarters in downtown in Detroit, May 28, 2009....
Detroit, UNITED STATES
Flags wave in front of the General Motors Corp world headquarters in Detroit
Flags wave in front of the General Motors Corp world headquarters in downtown in Detroit, May 28, 2009. General Motors Corp persuaded its major bondholders to accept a sweetened ownership plan on Thursday, a deal that could result in a smoother ride for the carmaker through bankruptcy. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
AUTOS/
RTXGUA6
May 14, 2009
A general view of North County Jeep dealership in Escondido, California May 14, 2009. Chrysler LLC and...
ESCONDIDO, UNITED STATES
A general view of North County Jeep dealership in Escondido
A general view of North County Jeep dealership in Escondido, California May 14, 2009. Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp have faced pressure to cut struggling dealerships to bring their large sales networks in line with those run by more successful automakers. GM, facing a U.S. government-imposed deadline of June 1 to restructure or file for bankruptcy, is expected to send termination notices to up to 2,000 dealers as soon as this week, sources have told Reuters. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES BUSINESS)
FIAT-GM/
RTXEPPE
May 04, 2009
The Maserati car of Sergio Marchionne (L) CEO of Fiat, is pictured after his arrival for a meeting in...
Berlin, Germany
The Maserati car of Marchionne CEO of Fiat is pictured after his arrival for a meeting in Berlin
The Maserati car of Sergio Marchionne (L) CEO of Fiat, is pictured after his arrival for a meeting in Berlin May 4, 2009. Less than a week after sealing a deal with Chrysler to form a partnership, Marchionne visited Berlin on Monday to try to convince Germany's political leaders of his plan to create a European car giant with the acquisition of General Motors Corp's Opel unit. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY TRANSPORT BUSINESS) IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-AUTOS/CHURCH
RTR22DH5
December 08, 2008
Bishop Charles Ellis prays for the future of the American auto industry during a special service called...
Detroit, UNITED STATES
Bishop Charles Ellis prays for the future of the American auto industry during a special service called...
Bishop Charles Ellis prays for the future of the American auto industry during a special service called "A Hybrid Hope" at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan December 7, 2008. White House and congressional negotiators sought on Sunday to remove remaining differences over an emergency rescue for the U.S. auto industry, a wounded giant of the struggling American economy.
REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES)
AUTOS-DEALERS/
RTXD3M5
March 23, 2009
Four 2009 Ford Focus vehicles sit with a 'Sale' sign under their hoods at a Ford dealership in Royal...
Royal Oak, UNITED STATES
Four 2009 Ford Focus vehicles sit with a 'Sale' sign under their hoods at a Ford dealership in Royal...
Four 2009 Ford Focus vehicles sit with a 'Sale' sign under their hoods at a Ford dealership in Royal Oak, Michigan March 19, 2009. U.S. auto sales fell nearly 40 percent in the first two months of the year to their lowest level in 27 years. Picture taken March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
NISSAN/LOSS
RTR23EN8
January 15, 2009
A Nissan Motor showroom employee walks past the company logo at its headquarters in Tokyo January 15,...
Tokyo, Japan
A Nissan Motor showroom employee walks past its logo at its headquarters in Tokyo
A Nissan Motor showroom employee walks past the company logo at its headquarters in Tokyo January 15, 2009. Nissan Motor Co, Japan's third-largest automaker, is to post an operating loss this business year, instead of a previously forecast profit, due to sliding sales and a stronger yen, a company source said on Thursday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN)
ROMANIA-PROTEST/
RTR23CAI
January 13, 2009
Dacia-Renault employees take part in a rally supporting a recently introduced government tax on registering...
MIOVENI, Romania
Dacia-Renault employees take part in a rally supporting a government tax on registering imported second-hand...
Dacia-Renault employees take part in a rally supporting a recently introduced government tax on registering imported second-hand cars in Mioveni, 130 km (78 mi) west of Bucharest, January 13, 2009. The tax, which sparked wide-spread criticism, is meant to protect locally manufactured cars. Dacia-Renault will again halt production due to low market-demand. REUTERS/Mihai Barbu (ROMANIA)
CHRYSLER/
RTR23ACS
January 11, 2009
Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Robert Nardelli takes questions after the Chrysler news conference during...
Detroit, UNITED STATES
Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Nardelli takes questions after the Chrysler news conference during the...
Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Robert Nardelli takes questions after the Chrysler news conference during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 11, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES)
HYUNDAI/
RTR22ZKW
January 02, 2009
Employees of Hyundai Motor take part in a ceremony to mark the new year at the company headquarters in...
Seoul, South Korea
Employees of Hyundai Motor take part in a ceremony to mark the new year at the company headquarters in...
Employees of Hyundai Motor take part in a ceremony to mark the new year at the company headquarters in Seoul January 2, 2009. South Korean automakers' combined sales in December fell from a year ago, data showed on Friday, adding more concerns over the slowing world's car demand on a global recession and the financial crisis. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA)
DAIMLER/
RTXBQ28
February 17, 2009
Dieter Zetsche (C) CEO of German car manufacturer Daimler AG, poses with CFO Bodo Uebber (R) and Andreas...
Stuttgart, Germany
CEO Zetsche poses with CFO Uebber and Renschler, head of Mercedes Trucks, after the annual news conference...
Dieter Zetsche (C) CEO of German car manufacturer Daimler AG, poses with CFO Bodo Uebber (R) and Andreas Renschler, head of Mercedes Trucks, after the annual news conference in Stuttgart February 17, 2009. Daimler stopped short of giving a profit forecast for this year after delivering a disastrous fourth-quarter loss weighed down by significant losses and charges at Chrysler. It swung to a loss before interest and tax (EBIT) of 1.95 billion euros ($2.47 billion), the company said on Tuesday, significantly short of the average estimate of a 250 million loss from a Reuters poll of 21 analysts. REUTERS/Alex Grimm (GERMANY)
AUTOS/
RTR22NA6
December 17, 2008
Honda Motor Co President Takeo Fukui speaks during a news conference in Tokyo December 17, 2008. Shares...
Tokyo, Japan
Honda Motor Co President Takeo Fukui speaks during a news conference
Honda Motor Co President Takeo Fukui speaks during a news conference in Tokyo December 17, 2008. Shares in Honda Motor Co slid 8 percent as Japan's No.2 automaker looked set to issue its third profit warning in five months on Wednesday, due to huge currency losses and tanking global car sales. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN)
AUTOS/DEALERS
RTR248SW
June 03, 2009
General Motors Corp Chief Executive Fritz Henderson arrives before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation...
Washington, UNITED STATES
General Motors Corp Chief Executive Fritz Henderson arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington
General Motors Corp Chief Executive Fritz Henderson arrives before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 3, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES BUSINESS POLITICS TRANSPORT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NISSAN/
RTXBEHQ
February 09, 2009
Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn reacts during a news conference at the company headquarters...
Tokyo, Japan
Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Ghosn reacts during a news conference at the company headquarters in...
Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn reacts during a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo February 9, 2009. Nissan posted a big quarterly loss on Monday and warned it would lose money this year, marking its first fall into the red since Ghosn took the reins a decade ago. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN)
AUTOS/CONGRESS
RTR22ANO
December 05, 2008
Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli and Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally clasp their hands...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Nardelli and Mulally clasp their hands during testimony about a proposed government bailout plan for...
Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli and Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally clasp their hands during testimony about a proposed government bailout plan for the US auto industry at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 5, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
MOTOR RACING/HONDA
RTR229XI
December 05, 2008
Honda Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Takeo Fukui attends a news conference in Tokyo...
Tokyo, Japan
Honda Motor Co. President and CEO Fukui attends a news conference in Tokyo
Honda Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Takeo Fukui attends a news conference in Tokyo December 5, 2008. Honda pulled out of Formula One on Friday, dealing a major blow to the sport and ending a dream for Japan's number two carmaker. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
MAGNA/OPEL
RTR247YC
June 03, 2009
Magna co-Chief Executive Siegfried Wolf (L) and GM Europe President Carl-Peter Forster attend a news...
Ruesselsheim, Germany
Magna co-Chief Executive Wolf and GM Europe President Forster attend a news conference after talks in...
Magna co-Chief Executive Siegfried Wolf (L) and GM Europe President Carl-Peter Forster attend a news conference after talks in the headquarters of German car manufacturer Opel in Ruesselsheim June 3, 2009. Magna International Inc is prevented by an agreement with General Motors Corp from selling Opel cars in the United States and, for now, in China, the chairman of the Canadian auto parts company said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY BUSINESS TRANSPORT EMPLOYMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
DAIMLER/
RTXBQ1M
February 17, 2009
Dieter Zetsche, CEO of German car manufacturer Daimler AG, reacts as press officer Joerg Howe (not in...
Stuttgart, Germany
CEO Zetsche reacts s press officer Howe points during the annual news conference of German car manufacturer...
Dieter Zetsche, CEO of German car manufacturer Daimler AG, reacts as press officer Joerg Howe (not in the picture) points during the annual news conference in Stuttgart February 17, 2009. Daimler stopped short of giving a profit forecast for this year after delivering a disastrous fourth-quarter loss weighed down by significant losses and charges at Chrysler. It swung to a loss before interest and tax (EBIT) of 1.95 billion euros ($2.47 billion), the company said on Tuesday, significantly short of the average estimate of a 250 million loss from a Reuters poll of 21 analysts. REUTERS/Alex Grimm (GERMANY)
GM/
RTR245SQ
June 01, 2009
General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson attends a press conference following GM's bankruptcy filing in New...
New York, UNITED STATES
General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson attends a press conference following GM's bankruptcy filing in New...
General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson attends a press conference following GM's bankruptcy filing in New York, June 1, 2009. General Motors Corp filed for bankruptcy on Monday, forcing the 100-year-old automaker once seen as a symbol of American economic might and dynamism into a new and uncertain era of government ownership. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TOYOTA/
RTXAB8K
November 06, 2008
Toyota Motor Corp Executive Vice President Mitsuo Kinoshita speaks at a news conference in Tokyo November...
Tokyo, Japan
Toyota Motor Corp Executive Vice President Mitsuo Kinoshita speaks at a news conference in Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corp Executive Vice President Mitsuo Kinoshita speaks at a news conference in Tokyo November 6, 2008. Toyota Motor Corp, the world's No.1 automaker, warned its annual profits will plunge to a 9-year low, as other carmakers sought state help to survive a financial crisis that is crippling demand and squeezing credit. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN)
AUTOS/BAILOUT
RTXAQDM
November 18, 2008
Leaders of the U.S. automotive industry testify at a hearing held by the Senate Banking, Housing and...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Automotive industry leaders testify on Capitol Hill in Washington
Leaders of the U.S. automotive industry testify at a hearing held by the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington November 18, 2008. From left are Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally, Chrysler chairman and CEO Robert Nardelli and General Motors CEO G. Richard Wagoner. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)
GM-OPEL/
RTR242NC
May 30, 2009
GM Europe President Carl-Peter Forster addresses the media after talks in Berlin May 30, 2009. Germany...
Berlin, Germany
GM Europe President Forster addresses media after talks in Berlin
GM Europe President Carl-Peter Forster addresses the media after talks in Berlin May 30, 2009. Germany reached a deal in talks with Canada's Magna, General Motors and governments to save Opel, German government leaders said on Saturday after a marathon six-hour meeting in the chancellery. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
USA/
RTXOXJ0
May 29, 2009
United Auto Workers Union President Ron Gettelfinger listens to a question during a news conference where...
Detroit, UNITED STATES
United Auto Workers Union President Gettelfinger listens to a question during a news conference in Detroit...
United Auto Workers Union President Ron Gettelfinger listens to a question during a news conference where he announced the results of the UAW General Motors ratification vote by UAW GM auto workers in Detroit, Michigan May 29, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
AUTOS/BAILOUT
RTXAQDN
November 18, 2008
Leaders of the U.S. automotive industry testify at a hearing held by the Senate Banking, Housing and...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Automotive industry leaders testify on Capitol Hill in Washington
Leaders of the U.S. automotive industry testify at a hearing held by the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington November 18, 2008. From left are Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally, Chrysler chairman and CEO Robert Nardelli and General Motors CEO G. Richard Wagoner. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)
USA-AUTO/
RTR24LAI
June 12, 2009
CEO of General Motors Fritz Henderson (L) and President of Chrysler James Press testify before a House...
Washington, UNITED STATES
CEO of General Motors Henderson and President of Chrysler Press testify on Capitol Hill in Washington...
CEO of General Motors Fritz Henderson (L) and President of Chrysler James Press testify before a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on ?GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring? on Capitol Hill in Washington June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
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