Small-cap Week, March 7

Dialight, James Fisher, Rockhopper and Communisis featured

US economy: Digging in for the downturn

Texas towns fear not enough has been done to build resilient economies as oil producers scale back plans

Lookers

New car sales drive up Lookers’ profits

Car dealership reports its sixth year of successive profit growth

Uber acquires mapping start-up deCarta

Deal may allow tech group to reduce reliance on Google services

Former IMI chief to join rival Rotork

FTSE 250 engineer cautious about demand in wake of oil slowing

Bentley and Aston Martin shift gears

Luxury carmakers launch models that encroach on rival territory

Toyota says Russia will stay profitable

Carmaker focuses on mass premium vehicles

Off-roaders reach new peaks as market shifts

Marques from Rolls-Royce to China’s Qoros tap a yearning for bigger vehicles

Manufacturing shows signs of rebound

Rise in February’s PMI comes alongside stronger lending data

Aston Martin to target new buyers

Prestige carmaker seeks to attract women and younger people

Small-cap Week, February 28

Tungsten Corporation, Bowleven, Coms and Intelligent Energy featured

Volkswagen warns of drags on profit

Political instability in Russia and Brazil highlighted

Week in Review, February 28

Google shake-up in Europe; Silicon Valley discrimination and Honda also in the news

How to buy a car

Most people’s biggest purchase after their house

China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker with record sales

Weir under pressure from low oil price

Shares fall 10% after engineer feels impact of energy sector slowdown

Fiat and VW face fuel efficiency lawsuit

Consumer group claims fuel efficiency data misinform customers

Daimler welcomes Apple into car market

Tech group’s entry shows industry has ‘major growth potential’

UK’s biggest waste mountain to shut

Closure reflects sharp decline in use of landfill disposal

Hitachi snaps up Finmeccanica’s rail unit

Deal worth €773m to help Italian group pay down debt

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