GM delays resumption of second shift at 3 North American truck plants

Reuters | May 22, 2020 at 2:53 PM

General Motors Co is delaying the resumption of second shifts at truck assembly plants in Michigan, Indiana and Mexico because of a lack of parts from Mexico.

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UK auto sector calls for car showrooms to re-open “as a matter of urgency”

Xinhua News Agency | May 22, 2020 at 12:37 PM

The British automotive industry on Friday urged the government to allow the country’s 4,900-strong network of new car showrooms to reopen “as a matter of urgency”, as figures show keeping dealerships closed costs 61 million pounds (about 74.4 million U.S. dollars) a day to the Treasury.

China eyes tougher national security regime for Hong Kong

Reuters | May 22, 2020 at 10:55 AM

Beijing is set to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong following last year’s often violent anti-China unrest that plunged the city into its deepest turmoil since returning to Chinese rule in 1997.

France warns Renault could disappear; Nissan plans job cuts

Reuters | May 22, 2020 at 10:51 AM

Europe’s car industry was put on alert for more job losses on Friday as a French minister warned Renault could disappear if it didn’t get help soon and a Japanese news report said partner Nissan was considering 20,000 layoffs.