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Ceat adds local partner for Bangladesh investment

“Ceat Ltd” says has updated its plans to build a tire factory in Bangladesh. The business will now be a joint venture with a local company. The factory will make cross-ply (bias-ply) tyres for trucks, light trucks  and 2- and 3-wheel vehicles. Most of the output will be used in Bangladesh. About 20 percent will

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Goodyear’s European challenge

In a recent presentation to analysts, by Goodyear’s CFO, Darren Wells, he said  the main challenge for Goodyear’s strategy  today is to put its European operations in order. I’ve been following the press and analyst coverage of Goodyear’s strategy. I think his comments have been misinterpreted. I listened to the presentation over the internet. Afterwards,

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Pirelli’s calendar finally makes it into the 21st century.

Pirelli has removed the nudes from the famous Pirelli Calendar. Thank Goodness! It is unfortunate that the most famous object associated with a tire company is a set of nude and semi-nude images of women. I thought the Pirelli Calendar was out-dated. I thought it was sexist. I thought it was inappropriate to a modern,

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