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Toyota Motor Corporation (TM)

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  • Tue, Jan. 6, 8:20 AM
    • The spinoff of Ferrari could give Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) enough breathing room to seek a merger partner, according to auto industry analysts.
    • The rising cost of developing clean cars in Europe and the U.S. sets the stage for automakers to join forces through mergers and extended partnerships.
    • "Eventually it must happen," notes FCA chief Sergio Marchionne on the topic of mega-mergers.
    • No company is too big to be ruled out of the merger discussions due to the benefits of scaling investment costs and matching strengths/weaknesses in Europe, Latin America, China, and the U.S, note insiders.
    • Automakers: GM, F, TM, FCAU, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, TSLA, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCPK:FUJHY, OTCPK:MMTOF, OTCPK:PEUGF, OTC:RNSDF, TTM, KNDI. OTCPK:SZKMY, OTCPK:MZDAY.
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  • Apr. 29, 2012, 5:17 AM
    GM plans to start negotiations next month about buying a 10% stake in Isuzu Motors (ISUZY.PK) as part of an agreement to jointly develop and sell commercial vehicles in Asia and Latin America, Nikkei reports. Any agreement might lead to Toyota (TM) selling its 5.9% holding in Isuzu, and would follow GM's link-up with Peugeot.
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  • Jul. 13, 2011, 5:20 AM
    Toyota (TM) will buy out the 43.7% of Toyota Auto Body and 49.6% of Kanto Auto Works it doesn't already own, via share swaps on Jan. 1, 2012. Toyota will also start talks to merge Kanto Auto Works, Central Motor and Toyota Motor Tohoku Corp with a target date of July 2012. (.pdf)
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Company Description
Toyota Motor Corp designs, manufactures and sells sedans, minivans, compact cars, sport-utility vehicles, trucks and related parts and accessories. The Company also provides financing, vehicle and equipment leasing & certain other financial services.