The art of living car-lessly in the city

Non car-owning is almost becoming a status symbol, different from greener-than-thou one-downmanship

Rolls-Royce dividend in focus

Analysts expect 30% slash in payout, the first in 24 years

VW postpones results over diesel scandal

Carmaker faces too much uncertainty over impact of issue

Beijing buys German waste-to-energy group

Deal underlines China’s growing interest in European technology

Debt worries cast cloud over China Inc’s deals

State backing of deals aid highly-leveraged corporations

GM predicts plateau after record results

US sales driven by truck demands while Europe earnings trail

Ford targets job cuts to maintain revival

Voluntary redundancies and dropping less-popular models to be key

Ally seeks to quell car loan bubble fears

US’s top auto-lender says risk-taking remains ‘disciplined’

MEPs to vote on car emissions test rules

Some lawmakers say new system is so lenient it would be illegal

'I run the business just like a hobby': Bosco Law, Lawsgroup CEO
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Lawsgroup’s journey: Hong Kong to Myanmar

Wage rises force textile maker to move work but CEO is laid-back

Siemens / Gamesa: full tilt

Falling prices for solar and gas weaken the case for wind

ThyssenKrupp: steeling oneself

Not all shareholders are pleased with the dividend increase

Small-cap Week, January 30

Avon Rubber, Purplebricks, Park Group and Blur Group in the news

Artur Fischer, German inventor

He secured 1,100 patents and inspired generations of engineers

Johnson Controls’ boss is no dull leader

Alex Molinaroli had an affair with a consultant, and supported a man involved in a Ponzi scheme

Foxconn set to raise Sharp bid to Y700bn

Founder Terry Gou expected to include investment pledges

Takata head under pressure to step down

Japanese airbag company seeks financial aid from carmakers

Renishaw hit by Asian slowdown

Profits at specialist UK engineer fall by more than half

Zoomlion shares fall after bid for Terex

Investors worried about Chinese group’s debt, say analysts

US industrial stocks drawn into oil slide

Effect on sector raises concerns over wider economic implications

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