CONTRIBUTOR

Jim Henry

I cover the pervasive, yet little-understood auto industry.

I’m a reporter with 25-plus years experience writing about, and working in, the auto industry. After a journalism degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where I was a Morehead Scholar, I started out with the dearly departed Nashville Banner, an evening newspaper. My beat included GM’s Saturn Corp. in then-rural Spring Hill, Tenn. when the factory was still just a hole in the ground, plus the giant Nissan factory nearby. That turned into a post at Automotive News, the leading auto industry trade paper, as a one-man New York City bureau, covering European luxury brands, Wall Street, publicly traded dealer groups, retail auto finance and monthly auto sales. A four-year stint as market research and corporate strategy manager at Mercedes-Benz USA gave me an insider’s perspective. More recently, my freelance assignments have included Advertising Age, Automotive News, AutoWeek, Bankrate.com, Businessweek.com, CBS Interactive, The Financialist by Credit Suisse, ForbesAutos.com and Forbes.com. I am also the former Senior Editor for Auto Finance News in New York.

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    各自動車メーカーは、近い将来に業績がひどく悪化することはないとアナリストや投資家たちを安心させようとしている。しかしその一方で、万が一そうした事態になっても備えはできている、というアピールも行っている。例えば米ゼネラル・モーターズ(GM)は、9月下旬に発表した戦略的事業概要の一部に「業績悪化に備えた ...