Goodyear to Present at Morgan Stanley Investor Conference

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AKRON, OhioSept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today said it will webcast its presentation at the 2019 Morgan Stanley Investor Conference in Laguna, California, on Sept. 11, 2019.

Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will provide a business overview. A live, audio-only webcast of the presentation will be available at 12:20 p.m. EDT (9:20 a.m. PDT) on the company’s investor relations website: http://investor.goodyear.com. A replay of the webcast will be available following the event.

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Central Europe slowdown impact Nokian results

Nokia, Finland – Nokian Tyres plc has reported a 12.5% year-on-year decline in first half operating profit at €148 million, on 0.3% lower sales of €763 million.

The Finnish tire maker linked the decline in sales to weak car and tire sectors in Europe, which offset gains in the heavy tire segment during the first six months of the year.

“The competitive landscape in the Central European replacement car tire market is tight due to weakness in the OE segment, as there is a high supply of…

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Bridgestone downgrades fiscal forecast after 1st-half declines

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TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. has revised downward its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year after reporting a 20.6% drop in first-half operating income along with lower sales.

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Yokohama H1 earnings drop on flat sales

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Tokyo — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s operating and net income fell during the six months ended 30 June due to increased manufacturing and logistics costs and the negative effects of lower unit sales volume.

Sales revenue grew 0.5% during the period as higher revenue in the firm’s industrial rubber products and ATG off-road tire unit offset lower revenue in the tire business unit, Yokohama reported 8 Aug.

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Sumitomo earnings drop 39% but 2019 forecast unchanged

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KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. posted a 39.2% drop in operating profits for the half-year ended June 30 on 0.9% lower sales revenue.

SRI cited the negative impact of foreign exchange rates, increased fixed costs and expenses, and higher prices of raw materials — particularly petroleum-based ones — for the earnings decline.

Operating income fell to $149.6 million on revenue of $3.9 billion, SRI said, resulting in an operating ratio of 3.8%, down from 6.3% a year ago.

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Thai plant boosts Linglong profits

Yantai, Shandong – Linglong Tire’s first half net profit increased 38% year-on-year to €92 million (725 million yuan), on 15% higher revenue at €1.05 billion.

The company’s Thai plant, at the sixth year of its eight-year tax exemption period, generated €60 million net profit on €287 million revenue, said the tire maker in half year report released in August.

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Zeon elastomers business hit by slow automotive

Tokyo, Japan – Zeon Corp.’s elastomers business has reported weaker first quarter results, on sluggish automotive demand and plant shutdowns.

Net sales for the elastomers segment – comprised of ‘rubbers’, latex and chemicals segments – fell 8% year-on-year to Yen47.1 billion in the three months to end of June, the Japanese materials supplier announced 31 July.

Similarly, sales volume fell 8% to 147 kilotonnes, as all business units reported a decline.

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Pirelli revises 2019 outlook down on price pressure

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Milan, Italy – Pirelli & C. SpA has revised its financial outlook for the year 2019, as the original equipment market continues to remain weak and amid competitive pressure on prices in standard segment.

In its quarterly financial statement 1 Aug, the Italian consumer tire producer said it expected the tire market to fall by 1.2%, versus the previous estimate of flat.

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Hankook earnings drop 42% in Q2, sales up

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SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. suffered a 42.2% drop in operating income for the quarter ended June 30 on 2.1% higher revenue, driven by increased sales of higher rim-diameter tires.

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GM earnings Q2 2019 beats expectations

General Motors beat analyst estimates for the second quarter Thursday with strong sales in North America leading the way. Its stock gained 3% from Wednesday’s close of $40.34 a share. Here’s what GM reported against average analysts’ estimates compiled by Refinitiv: GM reported second-quarter net income of $2.41 billion or $1.66 per share, compared with $2.39 billion or $1.66 per share a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, GM reported earnings of $1.64 per share.

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