Tag Archives: auto industry


Hedge Funds Star in Regulators’ Bondage Dreams

Bloomberg – Regulating hedge funds is one thing. Shackling them is another. It’s difficult to tell which one is the ultimate objective of authorities in the U.S. and Europe as they push for greater oversight of these alternative investment managers. […]

GM in line for another $5B

Cape Cod Times – General Motors Corp. could get as much as $5 billion more in federal loans, while Chrysler LLC could get $500 million as they race against government-imposed deadlines to restructure, according to a government report filed yesterday.The […]

UPDATE 1-Pamplona buys bankrupt auto supplier TMD Friction

Reuters – TMD Friction, a bankrupt German maker of brake pads for the auto industry, has been bought by private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management, TMD said on Friday. Both sides declined to comment on the sale price. The acquisition […]

What If Washington Bailed Out of Bailouts?

Business week – The idea certainly seemed all right to throngs of Americans who were outraged by news that American International Group (AIG) paid out millions of dollars in executive bonuses after it was rescued with taxpayer cash. But would […]

Obama drops “car czar” idea

Reuters  – President Barack Obama has decided to launch a government task force for restructuring the struggling U.S. auto industry instead of naming a "car czar" with sweeping powers, a senior administration official said on Sunday. Obama is appointing Treasury […]

Obama aides set to tour Washington auto show

Detroit News – Several top officials in the Obama administration will tour the Washington Auto Show this week, getting a firsthand look at the auto industry’s newest offerings at a time when they are considering significant auto regulations. Environmental Protection […]

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