German companies consider job cuts

Industry is feeling a surfeit of production capacity and workers

Entu insulated as chill hits junior market

Plucky business has net cash and the yield on the shares is 8 per cent

Companies target $15tn silver economy

Ford develops seat to detect heart attacks

Healthier and wealthier – the changing face of growing old

By 2050 those aged over 65 will outnumber children under five. The first part of a series on ageing populations looks at how that demographic shift is creating a new and powerful consumer class

Revolution in recycling scrapped cars

Cleantech allows almost 100% to be reused or turned into energy

Railways get on track for the digital era

Technology aims to benefit passengers and operators alike

Rolls-Royce chief battles headwinds

Rishton’s persistently optimistic forecasts frustrate brokers

High-end carmakers think small to win big

Jaguar and Bentley are adapting their models to win new buyers

China cars slowdown fails to dent Daimler

Luxury carmaker’s earnings have risen 29% in third quarter

Tesla: bumps in the road

The electric carmaker is facing growing competition

Steris in $1.9bn Synergy inversion deal

US clampdown fails to prevent medical equipment maker from moving domicile

Melrose looks to sell more businesses

Analysts say sale of cablemaker could result in special dividend

Race is on to build first driverless car

Google’s prototype has shaken up the industry

Fiat and Chrysler seal radical conversion

Shares of combined carmakers set for market debut

Small-cap Week, October 11

Bioquell, Skyepharma, Ithaca Energy and Carclo featured

UK funds hydrogen car refuelling stations

Fledgling alternative power industry receives financial boost

Buyout owners set to pull Spie flotation

Move underscores waning appetite of investors for European IPOs

Carmakers speed ahead but face competition

Foreign investors expand despite rising costs and restrictive employment laws

Strong September for UK car sales

Demand boosted by 64-plates and greater fuel efficiency, but growth shows signs of levelling off

Spie: a history lesson

Shares not cheap but old company is offering growth in Europe

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