More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

QZ8501 (AirAsia)

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Friday, November 8, 2013

Cheap Models Boost Indonesia Car Sales

Jakarta Globe, Harso Kurniawan, November 7, 2013

Attendees look at vehicles displayed at the Indonesia International Motor
Show in Jakarta on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (Bloomberg Photo)

Strong demand for cheap cars sent domestic car sales over one million in the first 10 months of this year, bolstering confidence among car producers that initial sales targets may be exceeded.

Car sales rose to 1,018,786 in the January-to-October period, up 10 percent from 923,071 units sold in the same period last year, based on preliminary data from manufacturers and car distributors.

The cheap cars are mostly sold for less than Rp 100 million a unit, thanks to the government’s low-cost green car policy that offers tax benefits if cars can meet fuel efficiency targets.

Such programs provide affordable alternatives for customers, whose purchasing power fell as the rupiah slumped 18 percent on the back of a current account deficit and accelerated inflation after the government raised subsidized fuel prices in June, said Jongkie Sugiharto, deputy chairman of Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo).

Car sales are on target to reach 1.2 million units this year, above the industry’s initial target of 1.1 million sales in 2012.

“We are seeing a switch from multipurpose vehicles to these LCGCs,” Amelia Tjandra, marketing director at Astra Daihatsu Motor, said on Wednesday.

Manufacturers have introduced six models under the LCGC program, including the Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla, which went on sale in September.

The models are a result of collaboration between the country’s largest car distributor, Astra International, and Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor.

Sales of the new models are forecast at more than 30,000 units this year and 90,000 units next year.

The models qualify for the government’s low-cost green car policy, which excludes luxury tax on such cheap and low-emissions cars by between 25 and 100 percent if the models are 90 percent made of local content and have mileage of 20 kilometers per liter of fuel.

Honda also started selling the Brio Satya in October, with Nissan’s Datsun Go and Go+ and Suzuki’s Karimun Wagon R set to hit showrooms next year.

Neighboring Thailand introduced a similar program in 2010. Dubbed eco-car, the first model to roll off the production line was the Nissan March. The program is said to have changed the landscape of the car industry in the kingdom.

For individual brands, Toyota still dominates the domestic car market with 357,332 units sold in the first 10 months of this year, followed by Daihatsu with 154,156 units.

Suzuki came third with 134,428 units, ahead of Mitsubishi (131,407), Honda (76,888) and Nissan (52,712).

On monthly data, manufacturers sold 110,507 cars in October, up 3.5 percent from the same month a year earlier.

Shares of Astra International rose 2.3 percent to Rp 6,700 In Jakarta trading on Thursday, while Indomobil Sukses International, which distributes brands like Suzuki and Nissan, lost 1 percent to Rp 5,000, compared with a 0.82 percent decline in the composite index.

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