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Mazda Motor Corp cut its annual profit forecast by nearly half on Friday as the Japanese automaker expects a strong yen and falling cars sales in the United States and China, its biggest markets, to drive earnings to a seven-year low. Japan's fifth-largest automaker expects to post 60 billion yen ($555.4 million) in operating profit for the year ending March, down from a prior outlook of 110 billion yen, and lower than a mean forecast of 69.5 billion yen from 20 analysts polled by Refinitiv. It represents a cut of nearly 30% from 82.3 billion yen profit a year ago and would be its weakest performance since the year ended March 2013.
Mazda Motor Corp cut its annual profit forecast by nearly half on Friday as the Japanese automaker expects a strong yen and falling cars sales in the United States and China, its biggest markets, to drive earnings to a seven-year low. Japan's fifth-largest automaker expects to post 60 billion yen ($555.4 million) in operating profit for the year ending March, down from a prior outlook of 110 billion yen, and lower than a mean forecast of 69.5 billion yen from 20 analysts polled by Refinitiv. It represents a cut of nearly 30% from 82.3 billion yen profit a year ago.
Volkswagen (VWAGY) issues a recall of roughly 679,000 vehicles in the United States and 117,000 cars in Canada to fix an electrical issue that could result in a potential rollaway problem.
Mazda Motor Corp reported a 79% drop in quarterly operating profit, falling significantly short of estimates, as it continues to struggle with declining U.S. and Chinese sales, while a strengthening yen also cut into its bottom line. Operating profit at Japan's No.5 automaker was 7.0 billion yen ($64 million) in the first quarter ended June, versus around 33 billion yen a year ago and less than half of an average forecast for 18.5 billion yen from analysts polled by Refinitiv. Mazda, however, reiterated its forecast for a 33% rise in operating profit to 110 billion yen in the year ending March.
Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will build a new sport utility vehicle at a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama rather than produce Corolla cars. The largest Japanese automaker announced in January 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-alabama-plant/toyota-mazda-to-build-1-6-billion-plant-in-alabama-sources-idUSKBN1EY2PFit would build the factory in Alabama with Mazda Motor Corp. Toyota, which said the shift was due to "a growing consumer appetite for light trucks and SUVs," still expects to start production in 2021. Last week, the company said U.S. Corolla sales fell 5% in the first six months to 152,868, while overall Toyota car sales fell 8%.
Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has today changed LLC ROLF's (ROLF) outlook to developing from positive. At the same time, Moody's affirmed the B1 corporate family rating (CFR) and the B1-PD probability of default rating. Today's change of ROLF's outlook to developing reflects the uncertainty regarding the potential direct and indirect impact of the investigation.
Five Japanese automakers including Suzuki Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp on Friday said they would each invest 2% in the on-demand, self-driving car service venture set up by SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor Corp. Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru Corp, Isuzu Motors Ltd and Toyota's compact car unit Daihatsu will each invest 57.1 million yen ($530,620) in the venture - dubbed Monet - in return for a 2% stake, the companies said in a statement.
The market for electric cars has become another Gold Rush. Thousands will try to get rich quick -- but only a select few who play it smart will make a fortune.I've been covering electric cars for a year…and now every car maker in the world is racing to catch up.In the last month alone:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * Subaru (OTCMKTS:FUJHY) announced its first EV, in partnership with Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM). * So did Mazda Motor (OTCMKTS:MZDAY). In Britain, Jaguar Land Rover is working on them, too. * Even Dyson is getting in on the action. * But some of the most ambitious, futuristic plans are coming from China, where Enovate is working on a true "Tesla Killer."For my money, Toyota's the one to watch. Because it's laser-focused on what's most important: the battery.Why are people eager to buy electric cars? They're sleeker, cleaner, and require way less maintenance. That's all thanks to the battery-powered motor.Right now, electric vehicles are powered by a larger version of what's in your cellphone and laptop: the lithium-ion battery. But by upgrading to next-generation battery technology, Toyota's EVs will run on batteries that are more compact - but way more powerful… and safer, too. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 For the Japanese market, Toyota has designed an ultra-compact EV. And with these new batteries, which eliminate the liquid electrolyte, much of the bulk disappears.Take a look at the picture below. The front hood of the car literally disappears!And an electric car has got to be just as convenient as gas. The internal-combustion engine may be 100-year-old technology, but it'll go for about 300 miles on a tank. With this battery, you could get DOUBLE the range after just 15 minutes of charging.Plus, since you don't need the liquid electrolyte, the batteries aren't flammable. Remember the problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7? If you tried to bring the phone on an airplane, the flight attendants would confiscate it because the lithium-ion batteries had started catching fire. In early 2018, HP had to recall 50,000 laptops for a similar reason.But next-generation batteries don't have that fire risk. In one memorable test, a startup called Ionic Materials shot its battery with a Remington .22. It took three bullets, did not catch fire, and kept working!So you can see why Toyota is running full-tilt toward this goal. In a briefing last Friday, Toyota executive Shigeki Terashi said he wants to unveil the new batteries "by the time we have the Olympic games" in Tokyo next July. He knows that with everything we'll be asking the battery to do, the current lithium-ion technology just won't cut it. We need safer, longer-lasting batteries.Toyota is just one major player in a "battery cartel" of sorts that's sprung up in Japan. 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Shares of major Asian automakers and suppliers tumbled on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on imports from Mexico from next month, potentially upending a decades-old business model of global manufacturers. Railing against a surge of illegal immigrants across the United States' southern border, Trump said he would hit all goods coming from Mexico with a 5% tariff, and would increase that each month until reaching 25% on Oct. 1, unless Mexico takes immediate action.
Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has today changed to positive from stable the outlook on the B1 corporate family rating (CFR) and B1-PD probability of default rating (PDR) of Delance Limited ROLF (DLR), which owns Russia's largest foreign-branded cars retailer LLC ROLF (ROLF). Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed these ratings. Moody's has also assigned a B1 CFR and a B1-PD PDR to ROLF.
Moody's Investors Service has assigned a rating of Aa1 to the State of Alabama's planned issuance of $163 million of general obligation bonds in three series consisting of $101.9 million Tax-Exempt General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018-A, $37.9 million Taxable General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018-B, and $23.3 million Tax-Exempt General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018-C. The bonds are expected to be sold through competitive bidding on November 28. Alabama's rating reflects strong financial management practices which require spending cuts in response to revenue shortfalls to maintain financial balance.