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After months of falling values and uncertainty, there was a significant uplift in the share prices of the auto retail sector across Europe and on both sides of the Atlantic. While percentage increases are deceptive, with

Mixed fortunes but values stay low

Volatility in the value of major auto retail stocks continued through February with major positive and negative swings experienced across all markets. In the UK there were more risers than fallers, while in Europe and

Uncertainty over recession dogs shares

The global market in auto retail stocks has remained volatile during January, despite some signs of return to confidence in the retail sector as a whole, as measured by the FTSE 350 General Retailers index. Want to read

Microsoft finally launches DMS

After several years in development, Microsoft has finally launched its dealer management system, MSDMS, to the US market and has active pilot programmes. Technical experts said the latest delay was to ensure the system


Investors in auto retail stocks around the world have had a torrid year. Analysis of the past 12 months shows that all the listed retail companies under-formed our benchmark FTSE 350 Retail Index with leading UK group,


According to the UK Insolvency Service, the number of company liquidations jumped by over 10% in Quarter 3, 2008 and is running at just below 14,000 for the rolling 12 months. Added to this are 4,600 ‘other

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