Mercedes-Benz to build smart brand cars with Geely

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Mercedes-Benz is set to build smart-branded electric cars with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in Xian, China from a base with a yearly capacity of around 150,000 vehicles, a senior official from its German parent Daimler AG stated on Saturday. Daimler’s Executive Vice President in China Leng Yan informed Reuters on the sidelines of China’s EV100 […]

Daimler declines Geely offer to buy stake but Geely is still positive

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Daimler has declined an offer from China’s Geely to take a stake of approximately 5 percent by means of a discounted share placement, as the German automaker has long hesitated to see existing shareholdings diluted, sources with understanding of the discussions stated. A stake of that size valued at $4.5 billion at current market value. […]