Volkswagen to invest $577 million in Brazil auto plant.

August 30, 2019
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will invest 2.4 billion reais ($577 million) in one of its Brazil factories, Sao Paulo state governor Joao Doria said on Thursday during a visit to the automaker’s headquarters in Germany.

U.S. auto sales seen rising 5% in August

August 29, 2019
(Reuters) - U.S. auto sales are expected to rise 5% in August from the same period a year ago, driven by strong volumes due to higher manufacturer incentives and higher average sales prices, according to J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

New NAFTA clogs investment in auto supply chain after a year adrift

August 28, 2019
TOKYO -- A year after the U.S. and Mexico agreed to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, uncertainty stops Japanese auto parts manufacturers from making investment decisions.

Toyota to invest $907m in Suzuki to boost self-driving tech

August 28, 2019
TOKYO -- Toyota Motor will invest 96 billion yen ($907 million) in Suzuki Motor, taking a stake of about 5% in the company, while Suzuki put about 48 billion yen of its own money into Toyota, forging an equity tie-up that will expand their ongoing technology partnership, Nikkei has learned.

Exclusive interview on the importance of management system standards

August 23, 2019
On 23 August 2019 - Mr. Adisak Rohitasune, Acting President of Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) welcomed Mrs. Pannee Angsusingha, President of Management System Certification Institute (Thailand) (MASCI) with the group at TAI Kluaynamthai office and gave an interview on "The importance of management system standards" and recommendations for the implementation of international standards to disseminate standardized knowledge to upgrade the level of entrepreneur development in Thai industry to have competitive capabilities both domestically and internationally.

Tightened loans, trade row hit car sales

August 23, 2019
Thailand's automotive industry expects cloudy sentiment the next few months as it suffers from myriad negative factors like restricted auto loan approvals from banks and an intense trade war between the US and China, says the Federation of Thai Industries.
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