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GM files for bankruptcy today - Chrysler has successfully merged with Fiat.<br>AND Ford just announces it will increase 3rd quater production.<p>This great news.<p>Now how will this impact on Volvo? I think it is very positive.<p>Ford Plans Production Increase of 10% | Automakers | Financial ...1 Jun 2009 ... Ford (F Quote) plans to increase production of cars and trucks in the third quarter by about 10% from a year earlier, the automaker's first ...<br><A HREF="http://www.thestreet.com/story/10507487/1/ford-plans-production-increase-of-10.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thestreet.com/story....html</A> - 95k - 10 hours ago - Cached - Similar pages -<p>Ford Seeks to Gain Amid Rivals' Pain - WSJ.comFord plans to increase production in the third quarter in a bid to gain market share while its rivals are bogged down in restructuring.<br>online.wsj.com/article/SB124381946569170851.html - 124k - 11 hours ago - Cached - Similar pages -
 

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Re: Ford announces third quarter production increase. EEEHHHAAA (stev vanveit)

In a declining sales market, Ford has picked up market share thanks to the bailout of GM & Chrysler (and the stigma attached). Even if/when these companies emerge from BK, that stigma will remain IMO (especially DOA Chrysler). If Ford can continue this trend and return to profitability on its own, definitely is a good thing. That said, I don't see Volvo gaining anything from this. YMMV.
 

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Showing sales success by Ford along with no bailout funding would surely help in securing loans for Volvo and it's survival.<p>Volvo may receive lifeline from Belgian government - [Ford Volvo ...If approved, the Belgian loans will only be applicable for Volvo's ... and the Flemish Premier Kris Peeters has been in talks with Volvo CEO ...<br><A HREF="http://www.motorauthority.com/volvo-may-receive-lifeline-from-belgian-government.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.motorauthority.com/....html</A> - 38k - Cached - Similar pages -<br>
 

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Re: Ford announces third quarter production increase. EEEHHHAAA (stev vanveit)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stev vanveit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Showing sales success by Ford along with no bailout funding would surely help in securing loans for Volvo and it's survival.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31048538" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31048538</A>/
 

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Re: Ford announces third quarter production increase. EEEHHHAAA (MagoonR)

Excellent article.<br>Pedal to the metal - Full speed ahead.<p>The last thing Ford needs right now is to have Volvo fall into the same quagmire as GM and Chrysler. Permitting Volvo to declare chapter 11 will not look good on Ford. AND, selling Volvo along with it's intellectual property for a measly $2b will do more harm then good.<p>UNLESS.<p>Well Ford hasn't revealed the identity of the secret private equity consortium that are bidding on Volvo just yet.<p>Hmmm I wonder who it could be?
 

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Re: Ford announces third quarter production increase. EEEHHHAAA (stev vanveit)

Ramp up production of the F150...<p>Guess they learned not so very much.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stev vanveit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">UNLESS.<p>Well Ford hasn't revealed the identity of the secret private equity consortium that are bidding on Volvo just yet.<p>Hmmm I wonder who it could be?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same secret buyer that purchased Hummer? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You've got something there <I>Johann</I> as there is a shortage of trucks and SUVs in the Middle East/Asian/Pacific market. Ford could ramp up production of their new fuel efficient F150 for export sales.<p>Apparently, there is a new leveling of the playing field - legacy costs are gone - which contributed to a $3000.00 cost per vehicle. I'm assuming it's the same for Ford and Volvo.<p>Hummer that gas guzzler has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm. It's production will remain in the USA and shipped abroad. Ford could do the same and so could Volvo.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Same secret buyer that purchased Hummer? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>Geely Automobile Holding Inc.</B><p>Geez that is exciting news. Geely can turn the Hummer into anything it wants from hybrids to electric or even hydrogen. Looks good on them.<p>I wish them luck. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stev vanveit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Geely Automobile Holding Inc.</B><p>Geez that is exciting news. Geely can turn the Hummer into anything it wants from hybrids to electric or even hydrogen. Looks good on them.<p>I wish them luck. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Rumor is Sichuan Tengzhong; not Geely:<p><A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/02/news/companies/gm_hummer/index.htm?postversion=2009060207" TARGET="_blank">http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/0...60207</A>
 

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Maybe we shouldn't get to excited about the Hummer sale. It seems that the Chinese government may block the Hummer sale as they do not want Chinese companies owning complete manufacturing assemblies abroad. But, would rather focus on European parts manufacturing within China.<p>Go figure eh.<p>Now this says a lot! If the Chinese government does go forward and actually blocks the Hummer sale it surely confirms the other threads in News and Rumors re: Chinese will not buy Volvo or SAAB for that matter. What a way to run a business/country.<p><I>I know many of you do not want the Chinese to buy but I found it interesting.</I><p>Scroll to page 3.<p>Hummer buyer surprises industry - Finance - NewsRunner - 7:37amChina's Government May Block Purchase of Hummer, Securities News Reports ... 's Hummer sport- utility vehicle unit by Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial ...<br><A HREF="http://www.newsrunner.com/topic/finance/210769468/0" TARGET="_blank">http://www.newsrunner.com/topi...468/0</A> - 24k - Cached - Similar pages -
 

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Re: Ford announces third quarter production increase. EEEHHHAAA (stev vanveit)

Chinese Gov't has always been about manufacturing cars in China.<br>That is why there are so many transplant factories there.<br>When Rover was sold to the Chinese, they packed up everything in Longbridge and brought it to China. Now, they make Roewe's there.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stev vanveit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><I>I know many of you do not want the Chinese to buy but I found it interesting.</I></TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is where I throw in my monthly statement that a sale of either Volvo or Saab to a Chinese firm will, most likely, be politically unacceptable in Sweden.
 

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Re: Ford announces third quarter production increase. EEEHHHAAA (Munin)

Ford is defying the odds!<br>It's quite possible Ford could let the sale of Volvo run it's course and then apply the same management logic of success onto Volvo.<p><I>NOTE: for some reason my links don't register properly - sorry - so please open under "Ford defying the odds". </I><p>Ford: Defying the Odds -- Seeking Alpha - 4:03pmYet Ford is defying the odds. It is run by ex-Boeing (BA) execs, and most critically, it refused to obtain government support when its ...<br>seekingalpha.com/article/144272-ford-defying-the-odds - 6 hours ago<p>seekingalpha.com/article/144272-ford-defying-the-odds<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by stev vanveit at 12:39 PM 6-20-2009</i>
 
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