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Wednesday, 15 March, 2000, 12:18 GMT
Rover's troubles
Rover - BMW graphic
German luxury car maker BMW is reportedly close to selling the loss-making parts of its UK-based Rover subsidiary. BBC News Online looks at Rovers problems and prospects.


Rover break-up 'in progress'
Union officials say plans to break-up BMW's loss-making subsidiary are well under way, putting tens of thousands of jobs at stake.

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  • Rover's options
  • Gloom hangs over Rover




  • The Rover story
    Once a proud icon of British industry, Rover hoped that a multi-billion investment by BMW could turn around the loss-making company.

  • Britain's car industry
  • Automotive empires - Rover's competitors

    Also:

  • BMW: 'Fully committed' to Longbridge (1 March 2000)
  • BMW dragged down by Rover(31 Jan 2000)
  • BMW denies Rover closure plan (14 Jan 2000)
  • Rover sales slide downhill (7 Jan 2000)
  • EU investigates Rover deal (17 Dec 1999)
  • Rover sales drop 30% (20 Oct 1999)
  • Rover 'faces board scrutiny' (15 Oct 1999)
  • Rover rescue deal secured (23 June 1999)
  • BMW gambles its future (23 June 1999)
  • Carmaker boosts West Midlands (23 June 1999)
  • Government aid saves Longbridge (1 April 1999)
  • Battle for the driving seat at BMW (5 Feb 1999)
  • Rover 75 - 'Car of the Year' (23 Feb 1999)
  • New working practices to save Rover jobs (11 Dec 1998)

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