Ford Motor Co. wants to maintain record earnings in North America next year as analysts project that a transition to new F-Series pickups might trim production, the automaker’s president for the region said.
Ford Motor Co., a laggard in the U.S. luxury-auto market, said its Lincoln brand sales rose about 30 percent this month as it introduced new advertising for the revamped MKZ sedan ahead of rivals’ holiday promotions.
Volkswagen AG plans to issue its debut bond in rubles, almost a year after Caterpillar Inc. became the first foreign blue chip to sell debt in the currency, as Europe’s largest automaker seeks to expand in Russia.
Sales at most types of retailers, from electronics stores to restaurants, climbed in September, indicating households were sustaining the U.S. economic expansion before the government shutdown shook confidence.
Kazakhstan’s state rail monopoly plans to invest $3 billion in assets from ships to airports to boost its share of freight from Asia to Europe as companies such as Apple Inc. and Ford Motor Co. produce goods in China.
After almost two decades of waiting for Vietnamese consumers to become rich enough to afford cars, manufacturers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. will have to contend with cheaper imports.