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Browse the latest breaking news across the automotive rental industry covering fleet acquisition, remarketing, rental software, GPS & telematics, fleet insurance and financing, rental operations, risk management, technological innovations and shifting market conditions.

Avis Expands in Asia

Avis Car Rental continues to expand across Asia with the opening of facilities in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

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Europcar Shares Decline After Paris IPO

Last Friday, shares of Europcar declined more than 3% in early trading in Paris after its initial public offering.

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Fox Adds 7 Locations in UK

Fox Rent-A-Car continues into European growth by adding seven new locations in the U.K., including locations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle as well as Aberdeen, Scotland and Cardiff, Wales.

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Travelauto Offers Early Bookings for Eid Holidays

Travelauto.com, a UAE-based car rental and limousine services platform, is now accepting car rental bookings the Eid celebrations throughout the Middle East.

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Mexican Baseball Stadium Renamed with Alamo Sponsorship

The Yucatan Lions baseball team recently unveiled the newly renamed Kukulcán Alamo Park at the 2015 Mexican Baseball League All-Star Game. The name change is thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Alamo Rent A Car.

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Sixt Creates “Queen” Visit Video

With Queen Elizabeth II visiting Frankfurt last week, Sixt Germany created a fun video featuring the “queen” and if she had rented a car from Sixt during her trip.

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Enterprise Offers Jobs in New Brunswick

Partnering with the New Brunswick government, Enterprise Holdings will be offering 50-100 jobs in the New Brunswick province, including the cities of Bathurst, Miramichi, Fredericton and Moncton.

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Autorent Car Rental Adds Locations in Middle East

Autorent Car Rental, a UAE-based car rental company, has opened a new branch at the Safeer Mall in Sharjah.

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Element to Acquire GE Capital's Fleet Business

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.

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Lighter 2016 Cruze Delivers 40 MPG Highway

Chevrolet's 2016 Cruze compact car enters its second generation with a model that's 250 pounds lighter than the outgoing model and is expected to return 40 mpg highway, General Motors has announced.

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