Caterpillar muddies economic forecasting

Be wary of current 3% consensus for US growth next year

5.11 Tactical owner gunning for IPO

Owner eyes sale or listing of police uniform and weapons maker

Fiat checks out Peugeot as partner

Tie-up would bring together groups with global ambitions

Peugeot and Fiat held talks on deal

Move would have created the world’s fifth-largest carmaker

GM profits fall 80% as recalls bite

Compensation for deaths and injury could reach $600m

Cost-cutting Caterpillar raises forecast

Mining slump is offset by modest recovery in construction

UK car production set to surpass 1.6m

Industry buoyed by investment and strong demand

US oil groups ordered to renew railcars

Accelerated timetable follows fatal crash in Quebec

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Daimler warns over cyber attacks on cars

Defending vehicles against hackers ‘essential’, chief says

Daimler raises earnings by 12%

Mercedes sales benefit from new models

Johnson Matthey Q1 profits fall 10%

Group says growth will offset impact of strong pound

Renishaw’s 3D printers carve out a profit

Precision engineer reports strong demand for its technologies

US railways: Back on track

Train operators are cashing in on shale gas but the revival could be undermined

UK duo’s dream car draws wealthy car fans

Smiths’ chief has ‘unfinished business’

Group is focusing on growing its share of commercial business

GM eyes budget range for Europe

Downshift as carmaker seeks to claw back share lost to no-frills marques

City wakes up to value in UK engineering

Shares in small engineers put on a growth spurt

Alstom plays down complexity of GE deal

Chief says fundamentals of last month’s deal are same as initial offer

Volvo battles slump in China and Brazil

Overall revenues stable thanks to growth in mature markets

Electric cars: BMW versus Tesla

Can Tesla afford to share the road with upscale automakers?


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