Volkswagen pips Toyota to top global sales

Volkswagen pips Toyota to top global sales

AAP Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, down 1.5 per cent from the same period the previous year, as sales struggled especially in the languishing Japanes…

Australian Markets

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    Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 4:16 PM AEST

    The Australian share market closed higher on Thursday, with positive manufacturing data out of the US overnight and China during the day promoting positive investor sentiment.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 12:03 PM AEST

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:04 PM AEST
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: CIM - CIMIC - up 30 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $23.66 Construction giant CIMIC says it remains on track to meet its its full year ...

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 4:17 PM AEST

    Australian shares have finished flat as all eyes turn to a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Merck board OKs additional $10 billion stock buyback plan Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:36 AM AEDT

    Merck & Co. says its board approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion more of its stock. The drugmaker said Tuesday that amount will be added to the $1.7 billion remaining available for repurchase under ...

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Chesapeake Energy shares stage rally Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:27 AM AEDT

    When your stock price tumbles faster than the cost for a barrel of oil, it's hard for a company like Chesapeake Energy to give investors something to cheer about. But the Oklahoma City oil and gas provider ...

  • European stocks rise in opening deals AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:18 AM AEDT
    European stocks rise in opening deals

    Europe's main stock markets advanced at the start of trade on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.27 percent at 6,981.23 points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index added 0.36 percent to ...

  • GoDaddy plans to raise as much as $418 million in IPO Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:48 AM AEDT

    GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, said Thursday that it hopes to raise as much as $418 million in an initial public offering. GoDaddy said in June that it was ...

 

Company Finances

  • Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
    Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

    Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said ...

  • Mike Tyson stepping into the bitcoin ring CNBC - 1 hour 57 minutes ago
    Mike Tyson stepping into the bitcoin ring

    Mike Tyson is part of a new venture to bring bitcoin ATMs to Las Vegas.

  • Arrow Electronics beats Street 2Q forecasts Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    The Centennial, Colorado-based company said it had net income of $1.28 per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs and amortization costs, were $1.54 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street ...

  • Reynolds American beats 2Q profit forecasts Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Reynolds American beats 2Q profit forecasts

    Reynolds American reported a surge in second-quarter profit with cigarette prices and volume rising. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company topped Wall Street profit expectations, boosted its profit ...

  • PACCAR Achieves Record Quarterly Profit Business Wire - 3 hours ago

    BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- “PACCAR (Nasdaq:PCAR) achieved record quarterly net income in the second quarter of 2015,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s excellent financial results ...

  • Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

    Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and the company was able to charge more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features. The profit ...

  • Research and Markets: India Flexible Packaging Market 2015-2019 With Jindal Poly Films, MAX India, Balmer … Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4wfxcs/flexible ) has announced the addition of the "Flexible Packaging Market in India 2015-2019" report ...

  • Vinotemp Hires Director of Development to Facilitate Next Generation Growth GlobeNewswire - 7 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES -- Vinotemp (R), a recognized leader in the wine storage, technology and goods industry for 30 years, today announced Jenny Hardy as director of development. Hardy's goal is to bring Vinotemp, ...

  • Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest Digs Deep, Extracts Essence of Children’s Ideas, Showcased on “Dream Car … Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced the launch of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest “Dream Car Collection” which will feature a deep dive into children’s creative ideas, bringing them to life via animation and “characters” that will act as the digital ambassadors to the contest. To dig deep into the essence of children’s ideas, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) partnered with creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Tokyo to design the “Dream Car Collection” campaign. The “Dream Car Collection” site will house the best 93 dream car drawings and will be re-animated and brought to life to showcase the essence of the original idea that spawned the art.

  • Adept Technology Hires Vice President of North American Sales for Fixed Robotics GlobeNewswire - 15 hours ago

    PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Adept Technology, Inc. , a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services, announced today that it has hired Brian McMorris as Vice President of ...