Week in Review, April 30

Week in Review

Apple, carmakers, hedge funds, Deutsche Bank, Boeing and Airbus

French state leads revolt on Renault pay

54% of investors opposed Ghosn’s €7.3m package

Fiat, Alphabet in self-driving car talks

Carmaker wants to hasten push into autonomous vehicle technology

Ford profits more than double to $2.45bn

Record start to 2016 fuelled by surging North American revenues

VW says ‘no sacred cows’ in turnround

Chief Matthias Müller plots revival for carmaker after scandal

Former VW chief escapes pay clawback

Martin Winterkorn’s performance awards remain intact

Stagnant Italian jobs growth tests Renzi

Flat labour market could become a political liability for the prime minister

VW pledges to regain consumers’ trust

But group offers few details of turnround strategy after scandal

VW media conference: five things to watch

Investor focus will be on how carmaker rebounds from record loss

Carmakers reel from multiple probes

Regulators scrutinise Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Daimler, as well as VW, in broad-ranging inquiries

Brussels probes diesel car software

Scrutiny of VW, Mercedes and Opel devices that switch off control systems at low temperatures

Germany unveils electric car subsidies

Government and industry to split the cost of programme

Mitsubishi sales hit by fuel data scandal

Carmaker refuses to issue financial guidance due to uncertainty

Volvo puts 100 UK families in driverless cars

Largest practical test of autonomous technology begins next year

Mitsubishi car tests flawed for decades

Japanese automaker used wrong methodology in home market

JLR expects China to regain top sales lot

Luxury carmaker upbeat despite economic slowdown

Serving two masters cripples regulation

Remove the smoke and mirrors obscuring true nature of ties

Carmakers seek inside edge in China

Companies jockey for dominance as focus in world’s largest market shifts to electric cars and SUVs

Global carmakers face emissions questions

Three groups to recall 630,000 diesel vehicles

VW falls to its biggest annual loss

Carmaker slashes dividend on back of emissions scandal

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