ValueAct takes stake in Smiths Group

US activist revealed as investor days after Rolls-Royce move

Nokia Navteq software maps Berlin

Mapping: Here and now

Audi, BMW and Daimler are buying Here from Nokia — but not to make a profit

‘Whoever says he only has success is lying’: Mondragon’s Javier Sotil
©Alfredo Caliz

A balance between solidarity and survival

What Basque co-op Mondragon learnt from failure of a key unit

A worker checks the chassis of a new truck at the assembly line at the MAN Latinamerica factory in Resende, Rio de Janeiro state, Monday, April 29, 2013. (Dado Galdieri)
©Dado Galdieri

Brazil: Engine trouble

Once a motor of the global economy the country is now the sick man of emerging markets

Calais migrant crisis hits UK business

Groups forces to find alternative, costlier cross-Channel transport

Industrial giants caught in LED headlights

Philips, Osram and GE face decline of traditional light bulb units as new technology takes off

Small-cap Week, August 1

Xchanging, Stadium, Kromek, and Clipper featured

European carmakers: hot hatches

Investors look under the bonnet for the best growth engines

Big companies warn on China slowdown

Weaker growth in country set to hit second-half profits

Fiat Chrysler gains as SUV sales boom

Outlook raised after strong North American performance

Delphi buys HellermannTyton for £1.1bn

Car parts maker joins rush to buy industry’s innovators

Phasing out of old models hits Renault

Shares fall in spite of near 50% rise in first-half earnings

Weak euro cushions Siemens profit drop

Engineer hit by lower Chinese demand and fall in power orders

Gary McGann bows out of Smurfit Kappa

Interim results included 30 per cent hike in the annual dividend

GM ploughs $1bn into India

Carmaker to launch locally produced cars and create export hub

European rebound helps Peugeot revival

French carmaker warns of impact of emerging markets sales decline

Ford delivers best quarter since 2000

Carmaker benefits from rising economy and strong selling prices

Melrose shares soar on Elster sale

Investors to receive £2bn windfall from meter business disposal

Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

Cheil and C&T face threat of damagingly expensive buybacks

GM to put $5bn into emerging market car

New family of vehicles to be developed with Chinese partner SAIC


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