Officials of Traton during listing ceremony at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Agence France-Presse
Volkswagen is exploring purchasing a big stake in its Chinese electric vehicle joint venture partner JAC Motors and has tapped Goldman Sachs as an adviser on the plan, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The move by VW, the largest foreign automaker in China, to buy into Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motors) is the latest by foreign automakers to boost ownership
Sales of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and cost cuts helped Volkswagen (VW) shrug off a 1 billion euro legal charge and meet first-quarter operating profit forecasts on Thursday, sending its shares 3.3 per cent higher. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell to 3.9 billion euros ($4.37 billion) from 4.2 billion a year earlier but were in line with the 3.92 billion euros expected by analysts.
Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said they will spend billions of dollars to jointly develop electric and self-driving vehicles, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs while positioning VW as the initial winner.
Volkswagen plans to build a fully electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) for China from 2021, taking on the Chinese market leader Tesla’s Model X as the German carmaker ramps up production of zero emissions vehicles. The planned new SUV is the latest move in Volkswagen’s aggressive growth strategy in China, where electric cars are given preferential treatment by authorities.
Sterling steadied around $1.29 on Friday as dealers took a breather at the end of a dizzying week and on the eve of a vital vote on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.
China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed more than expected and to its weakest pace in almost three decades as the bruising US trade war hit factory production, boosting the agenda for Beijing to roll out a fresh fiscal support shortly.
Indian markets gained during the early trade on Friday as investors bought company shares with significant business in Britain after EU and Britain reached a new Brexit.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is preparing to take part in Dubai’s ‘Green Week’ event next week, as it also joins the 21st edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) as a ‘Diamond Sponsor’.