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AvtoVAZ under full control of Renault Nissan alliance


Russia’s AvtoVAZ, the parent company of the well-known Lada brand, has come under the control of majority shareholder Renault-Nissan, as the deal was completed mid-June. The planning of the takeover – which was first agreed back in 2012, called for the French-Japanese Renault-Nissan alliance to be completed sometime this month, with a Renault spokesman confirming it was done on June 18. The ...
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Executive says Russian car sales to drop 20% this year
The new chief executive of AvtoVAZ, Bo Andersson, forecasts for 2014 a serious drop in overall sales on the Russian market, which could slump, according to his prediction by as ...
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As economic stagnation hurts the domestic car market, the new CEO, Bo Andersson, said Russia's biggest carmaker, AvtoVAZ, will cut 7,500 jobs, about 11 % of its workforce, in its ...
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Renault-Nissan planning second engine to be built with AvtoVAZ
The French-Japanese alliance will build a second engine with Russian partner AvtoVAZ and aims to overcome a decline in Lada sales in a market set to overtake Germany within two ...
Lada has ex-GM manager as new CEO
As it deepens ties with the Renault-Nissan alliance, OAO AvtoVAZ appointed Bo Andersson, a former top purchasing manager at General Motors, as chief executive officer, the first non-Russian to lead ...
Ex GM executive – first foreign president of Russia’s AvtoVAZ
Bo Andersson, a former top executive that worked for General Motors, has been nominated to be the first foreign president of Russia's largest carmaker, OAO AvtoVAZ, which is being taken ...
Report – AvtoVAZ CEO to step down
Igor Komarov is rumored to be stepping down as the chief of Russia's largest automaker, which Renault-Nissan plans to take full control of by mid-2014. Someone familiar with an AvtoVAZ shareholder ...
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Russia’s slowing sales may affect Renault’s recovery in Europe
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