Ford of Canada saw its overall sales in March increase by 0.2% year-over-year, climbing from 26,447 units last year to 26,487 units this year. "But there are several areas of concern this year lurking just below the surface". "This year, we're focused on building on our strengths, transforming underperforming parts of our business and investing in the emerging opportunities that will provide even more profitable growth in the future".
No. 1 USA automaker General Motors Co (GM.N) reported a 2 percent increase in sales to just over 256,000 vehicles, with sales of its Tahoe and Suburban SUV models seeing their best sales month since 2008.
The FCA assembles the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler at its local factories, while it imports other models, such as the Jeep Renegade, as well as all Alfa Romeo and Fiat models. Sales of sport-utility vehicles, crossovers and pickup trucks increased 5.5% to 117,521, reflecting a record March.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.4% and the Kospi in South Korea rose 0.3%.
General Motors said March U.S. sales rose 1.6%, well below estimates for a 9.6% gain.
In other news, EVP Karl-Thomas Neumann sold 1,379 shares of General Motors Company stock in a transaction on Monday, February 13th.
Overall Canadian sales were driven by an 11.1 percent increase in consumer demand for pickups and sport utility vehicles during the month, which more than offset a 0.3 percent dip in passenger auto sales. Total fleet sales were down 3 percent. General Motors sales climbed 1.6 percent, a smaller gain than analysts projected, while Honda reported a surprise drop. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.68, for a total value of $1,173,255.04.
Deliveries of GM's Chevrolet Malibu and Ford's Fusion family cars each plunged by more than 35 percent last month.
"Mid-size cars, they continue to bear the brunt of strong sales growth in small SUVs", said Erich Merkle, Ford's US sales analyst, said on the call.
But Honda said Monday that vehicle sales struggled. But sales of its most profitable products in the USA were good, despite the choppy market: F-Series sales were up 10.3% for the quarter, Ford-brand SUV sales rose 2.4%, and Lincoln sales gained 8.7%. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which now holds $2.06 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 4% of its market capitalization. Lincoln retail sales up 5 percent; retail auto sales up 11 percent, while SUVs gain 2 percent. In addition to Ford, it's already passed Nissan and Fiat Chrysler.
In morning trading, GM shares were down 3.8 percent at $34.03 and Ford was off 2.5 percent at $11.34. Tesla also isn't far behind another Big Three company: General Motors has a market cap of $51.11 billion.
Speaking of which, the typical SpaceX launch costs around $62 million. "Flight proven", Musk quickly added, his preferred term. Having launched four rockets this year already, SpaceX intends to fly 20 to 24 missions by the end of 2017.
They were outplayed at Tottenham and Barcelona, listless at Liverpool, pulled apart at Everton and confused at Monaco. Sergio Aguero, so often the focus of these discussions, fired in for 2-1, despite slipping.
Earlier PM Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said that India stands with United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. He appealed for anyone who knew Masood well or was aware of his recent movements to get in touch with authorities.
Ties between the two countries have worsened recently as North Korea continues to expand its nuclear weapons and missile programs. If Washington sees changes it likes, it will remain a member and if not "we'll put out", she said.
Evolution favoured the tiny fish with large teeth first and later found a way to enhance them with venom , he added. For instance, they could develop a more effective painkiller by using the opioid peptides present in the venom .
The president explained that there would also be a plan to collect the taxes imposed on foreign exporters who broke trade rules. Talking to White House reporters, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted that the executive orders were not just about China.
Teheran joined Rick Mahler (1985-88) and Greg Maddux (1993-96) as the lone Atlanta pitchers to start four straight season openers. I was nervous - and that was an awesome feeling". "I think it's the right decision", Collins said.
This was Sindhu's second Super Series title after the China Open previous year where she defeated Sun Yu of China in the final. Sindhu began the match with a balanced approach of aggression and calmness which reflected in her smashes and drop shots.
Twitter has made this a great day for countless Twitter users who feel suffocated by the 140 character limit. Twitter does not officially raise the character limit, but stops counting username in character limit.
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Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others
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Three North Koreans cleared over Kim Jong Nam death
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