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  • Today - Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • 3:06 AM
    • Looking to end its standoff with creditors to unlock funding, Athens has handed the eurozone and IMF a more detailed plan for revising its bailout program.
    • The list is a "very long way from being a basis (for a deal)," a eurozone official said. "They should negotiate in competence and good faith with the institutions first, and then we will see."
    • Yesterday, the ECB raised its cap on emergency liquidity assistance that Greek banks can draw from the country's central bank by €700M, increasing the ELA ceiling to €71.8B. The central bank has been raising the cap in increments to keep pressure on Greece to strike a deal.
    • Greek banks: OTCPK:ALBKY, OTCPK:BPIRY, OTCPK:EGFEY, NBG
    • ETFs: GREK
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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • 2:27 PM
    • Volvo (OTCPK:GELYF) unit sales were flat at 5,916 units.
    • The XC60 and XC70 models both had year-over-year sales gains during the month.
    • YTD Volvo U.S. sales +0.2% to 13,722 units.
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  • 1:28 PM
    • BMW (OTCPK:BAMXY) unit sales +12.2% to 40,139 units.
    • Sales growth by brand: BMW +6.9% to 34,310; Mini +59.5% to 5,829 units.
    • Passenger car sales were up 17.2% to 27,195.
    • Motorcycle sales +0.2% to 1,614 units.
    • i3 sales weren't broken off by the German automaker.
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  • 1:23 PM
    • Porsche (OTCQX:VLKAY) unit sales +12.7% to 4,291 units.
    • 911/918 sales -4.6% to 846 units.
    • Cayenne sales -26.7% to 1,346.
    • The new Macan model had sales of 1,128 units.
    • YTD Porsche U.S. sales +12.8% to 11,430 units.
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  • 1:13 PM
    • Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) unit sales -2.7% to 145,085 units vs. -5% forecast by analysts.
    • Sales growth by brand: Nissan -3.0% to 132,560; Infiniti +0.2% to 12,525.
    • Sales growth by model: Pathfinder +8.9% to 8,594; Frontier -0.2% to 7,128; Sentra +10.1% to 21,277; Altima -10.9% to 31,993; Leaf -27.5% to 1,817; Infiniti Q50 +2.8% to 3,901; Infiniti QX60 -2.9% to 3,243.
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  • 12:47 PM
    • Volkswagen (OTCQX:VLKAY) unit sales -18.2% to 30,025 units.
    • Golf sales +92% to 1,869.
    • Jetta sales -26.2% to 11,583.Passat sales -9.8% to 6,309.
    • Beetle sales -29% to 2,444.
    • Tiguan sales -0.6% to 2,300.
    • The new Golf-R model sold 478 units in its second month in showrooms.
    • YTD Volkswagen U.S. sales -9.3% to 79,239 units.
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  • 12:27 PM
    • Toyota (NYSE:TM) outsold major rivals Ford and GM in the U.S. during March, led by a strong month for the reliable Corolla model.
    • The 11th generation Corolla held its own as it continues to draw in value buyers.
    • Sales by brand: Toyota +4.4% to 194,905; Lexus +8.6% to 31,054.
    • Sales by model: Corolla +19.7% to 35,532; Prius -13.7% to 16,038 (PHV version -66%); Camry -2.7% to 40,800; Lexus ES -14.9% to 5,773; RAV4 +27.9% to 25,243; Highlander +0.2% to 13,039; Lexus NX 3,633 (new).
    • YTD Toyota U.S. sales +10.5% to 575,620 units.
    • Previously: Toyota March U.S. sales
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  • 11:58 AM
    • Mazda (OTCPK:MZDAY) unit sales -7.6% Y/Y to 32,123 units.
    • Car sales fell 7.1% to 19,735 units.
    • Truck sales -9.4% to 12,388 units.
    • Mazda CX-5 sales -8.1% to 10,899.
    • Mazda6 sales +32.1% to 7,570.
    • Mazda3 sales flat at 10,534 units.
    • YTD Mazda U.S. sales flat through the end of March at 78,044 units.
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  • 11:29 AM
    • Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY) unit sales +10.4% to 49,111 units.
    • The tally for March lifts Subaru to its best Q1 in the U.S. ever.
    • Sales by model: Forester +8.1% to 14,967; Outback +6.6% to 12,504; XV Crosstek +8.8% to 7,162.
    • YTD Subaru U.S. sales +16.8% to 131,281 units.
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  • 11:21 AM
    • Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) unit sales +9.3% to 32,883 units.
    • Sales growth by Mercedes class: C-Class +35% to 7,635; E-Class -29% to 4,489; S-Class -10% to 2,065; M-Class -0.7% to 4,023; GL-Class +10.9% to 2,365.
    • Sprinter sales up 24.2% to 12,379 units.
    • Smart sales dropped 25% to 583.
    • YTD Mercedes-Benz sales +7.3% to 85,248 units.
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  • 11:16 AM
    • Kia Motors (OTC:HYMLF) unit sales +7.3% to 58,771 units.
    • Sales growth by model: Optima -5.1% to 15,485; Rio -31% to 2,483; Sorento +25% to 10,842.
    • YTD Kia sales +6.1% to 141,100.
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  • 10:59 AM
    • Mitsubishi Motors (OTCPK:MMTOF) unit sales +8.5% to 9,764.
    • Mirage sales +66% to 2,488 units.
    • Outlander sales +10.2% to 1,615 units.
    • Outlander Sports sales -0.1% to 3,226 units.
    • YTD Mitsubishi U.S. sales +19.9% to 23,790 units.
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  • 10:47 AM
    • Toyota (NYSE:TM) unit sales +4.9% to 225,959 units on an unadjusted basis vs. +4.2% estimated by analysts.
    • The Lexus brand set a March record with sales of 31,054 units.
    • The automaker will release full sales details by model later in the day.
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  • 10:42 AM
    • Audi (OTCQX:VLKAY) unit sales +20% to 17,102.
    • Sales by model line: A3 +927% to 3,081; A4 -32% to 2,266; A5 -15% to 1,303; Q5 +17% to 3,943; Q3 1,268 (new).
    • YTD Audi sales +13.8% to 40,098 units.
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  • 10:20 AM
    • Honda (HMC -0.5%) unit sales -5.3% to 126,293 vs. +1.5% to +4.5% forecast.
    • Sales in the Honda division fell 5.2% to 111,623 - while Acura sales were off 5.8% to 14,670.
    • Sales growth by model: Accord -23% to 26,018; Civic -2.6% to 26,985; Pilot +34% to 11,937; CR-V -3.6% to 27,618; Acura ILX -7.7% to 1,554; Acura TLX 3,430 (new).
    • The Honda Fit showed strong demand again with sales up 64% to 6,640.
    • YTD Honda sales +2.6% to 333,943.
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  • 9:07 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) reports records its 60th straight month of year-over-year sales gains for March.
    • Brand sales growth: Fiat -5% to 4,494; Chrysler +15% to 30,038; Jeep 23% to 17,524; Dodge -24% to 46,049; Ram +1% to 45,023; Alfa Romeo 73 (new).
    • Model sales growth: Jeep Patriot +41% to 11,849; Jeep Wrangler +21% to 12,911; Jeep Cherokee +38% to 19,033; Chrysler 200 +155% to 19,190; Dodge Dart +56% to 9,572; Ram P/U -2% to 41,595; Chrysler Town & Country -59% to 5,489; Fiat 500L -14% to 1,218; Alfa Romeo 4C (new) 73.
    • The automaker says it ended the month with 73 days supply of inventory vs. 85 days last month and 101 days in January.
    • Previously: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles March U.S. sales
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  • 8:41 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) unit sales +1.7% to 197,621 units vs. +2.6% consensus estimate.
    • Car sales increased 12% during the month to 52,644 - while truck sales declined 2% to 144,617.
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  • 8:24 AM
    • Hyundai (OTC:HYMLF) unit sales +12% to 75,019.
    • The automaker says the Elantra and Genesis models set sales records during the month.
    • A full sales tally by model will be released later in the day.
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  • 6:30 AM
     
    • Japan -0.90%
    • Hong Kong +0.73%.
    • China +1.66%.
    • India +1.08%.
    • London +0.99%.
    • Paris +1.44%.
    • Frankfurt +1.22%.
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  • 6:17 AM
    • Russia's economy will continue on its downward trajectory for the next five years, warned the country's former finance minister at a round table discussion on Tuesday.
    • "Structural reforms were not done in time. This is the most serious challenge facing the president — a stagnating economy at least for the next five years," said Alexei Kudrin, according to a report from Russian business news agency, RBC.
    • "From 2012 to 2018 economic growth will be 1.5% (per year), in the best case - 2%," he added.
    • ETFs: RSX, RUSL, RUSS, RSXJ, ERUS, RBL
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