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Labor

Workers Set to Strike GM Korea Next Week

Unionized workers at General Motors Co.’s South Korean unit say they will strike the company’s facilities there from Monday through Wednesday.

Assembly

GM Korea to Shutter One of Four Factories

General Motors Co. says it will shut down its assembly plant in Gunsan, South Korea, by the end of May.

Head of GM Korea Resigns

James Kim has resigned as CEO of GM Korea to spend full time as head of the American Chamber of Commerce of Korea. He will relinquish his post on Aug. 31.

Economics

Linamar Posts Record Sales, Earnings

Canadian supplier Linamar Corp. says an acquisition helped its sales and net earnings last year climb 16% to C$6.0 billion ($4.4 billion) and 20% to C$522 million ($387 million), respectively.

Labor

Boler-Davis Named Head of GM Manufacturing, Labor Relations

General Motors Co. has named Alicia Boler-Davis to succeed Jim DeLuca as executive vice president of global manufacturing.

Business

Linamar Makes €771 Million Offer for France’s Montupet

Canadian parts supplier Linamar Corp. has agreed to buy French aluminum castings maker Montupet SA for €771 million ($878 million) in cash.

Aluminum

Linamar in Talks to Buy French Aluminum Caster Montupet

Canadian auto supplier Linamar Corp. is negotiating to buy French cast-aluminum supplier Montupet SA for about €800 million ($919 million), sources tell Reuters.

Production

GM Names DeLuca to Head Global Manufacturing

General Motors Co. has chosen Jim DeLuca to become its executive vice president in charge of global manufacturing on Feb. 1.

Regulations

Korea Fines Hyundai, Other Truckmakers for Price Fixing

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has levied combined penalties of 116 billion won ($104 million) against Hyundai Motor Co. and six truckmakers that import vehicles to Korea.

Regulations

Hyundai Hit with Big Fine for Fixing Truck Prices in Korea

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has levied combined penalties of 116 billion won ($104 million) against Hyundai Motor Co. and six truckmakers that import vehicles to Korea.

Business

Asian, European Truckmakers Fined for Price Fixing in Korea

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has levied combined penalties of 116 billion won (€78 million) against Hyundai Motor Co. and six truckmakers that import vehicles to Korea.

Electronics

Chrysler Adds Microsoft Version of Uconnect

Chrysler Group LLC has begun installing a Microsoft Windows-based version of its Uconnect infotainment system in lower trim levels of its 2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck.

Sales

Russia’s Auto Sales Rise 2%

Carmakers sold 210,700 passenger and light commercial vehicles in Russia last month compared with 207,300 units in February 2012, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.

Sales

Auto Sales Grow 2% in Russia

Carmakers sold 210,700 passenger and light commercial vehicles in Russia last month compared with 207,300 units in February 2012, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.

Sales

Auto Sales Rise 5% in Russia

Sales of new passenger and light commercial vehicles in Russia climbed to 162,100 units last month from 154,600 in January 2012, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.

Sales

Russia’s Auto Sales Climb 5%

Sales of new passenger and light commercial vehicles in Russia rose to 162,100 units last month from 154,600 in January 2012, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.

GM Confirms Talks to Boost Stake in Korea Unit

General Motors Co. says it has offered to buy the Korea Development Bank's 17% stake in GM Korea.

GM Seeks to Tighten Grip on Korean Unit

General Motors Co. has made an informal offer to buy the Korea Development Bank's 17% of GM Korea for an unspecified price, Reuters reports.

Ford to Add Output of Second Engine in Romania

Ford Motor Co., which launched production of the B-MAX mini-MPV on Monday at its manufacturing complex in Craiova, Romania, says it will begin building an unspecified 1.5-liter gasoline engine there in early 2013.

Sales

Russian Sales Fall in February, New Scrappage Program Begins

Automakers sold 91,900 passenger and light commercial vehicles last month in Russia, down one-third from the 134,900 shipped in February 2009, according to the Assn. of European Businesses.

Marketing

Cars In Cuba

With 11 million educated citizens, Cuba is a huge, untapped automotive market.