Chrysler bankruptcy to last years, not months
13th May 2009 by

More details are now emerging of the US government’s plans for Chrysler. Initially President O...

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Chrysler’s bankruptcy marks dawn of new reality
3rd May 2009 by

The International eChem team are very experienced in turnarounds and restructurings. We have underta...

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GM bankruptcy threatens auto supply chain
27th April 2009 by

It seems highly likely that GM, the largest US car manufacturer, will enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy pr...

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GM plans 2 month summer shutdown
23rd April 2009 by

The prospect of bankruptcy is finally sharpening the knife at GM. As the blog noted last month, inve...

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US auto sales start to bottom
4th April 2009 by

The blog may be over-optimistic, but as with US house markets, it is hopeful that US auto market may...

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Obama gets tough on US auto industry
30th March 2009 by

There had been speculation that President Obama’s mid-West background might tempt him to take ...

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US auto sales remain depressed
5th March 2009 by

February brought no relief for the troubled US auto industry, so critical to chemical sales. Sales w...

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European auto sales slide continues
9th February 2009 by

European auto sales fell 25% in January, according to JD Power. This equals an annualised rate of ju...

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GM, Chrysler’s US sales collapse
4th February 2009 by

January’s US auto sales figures gave no hope that demand is yet bottoming out. Volumes were do...

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US auto sales at 1992 levels
6th January 2009 by

December was another bad month for US auto sales, with volumes down 36% versus 2007. Total 2008 sale...

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