IC — April 25 highlights

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Strong dollar weighs on US blue-chips

Domestic recovery countered by emerging markets slowdown

Hanergy founder ups stake as shares soar

Li buys another $34m in stock after 180% rise

GM restrained by Europe and South America

Quarterly results fall short despite boost from light trucks

US growth drives Caterpillar forward

Lift in profit forecasts signals worst is over equipment maker

Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

Output per worker climbs to record level in rare UK success story

China cars: local heroes

Domestic marques taking a share of the home market, at last

Volvo ousts CEO for Scania chief

Truckmaker’s shares surge as Lundstedt replaces Persson

Toyota’s first blue-collar executive

Mitsuru Kawai embodies human touch underpinning famed automation

Employees inspect the chassis of a Volkswagen AG Golf at the company's assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
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Mexico eclipses China in auto investment

Data show attractive labour costs are a key factor in the shift

Lixil builds new style of multinational

Amalgamated group pursues global ambitions, defying predictions of disastrous culture clash

Western groups find going tough in Russia

Country is reeling from economic woes linked to western sanctions

Carmakers prepare for China deceleration

Foreign groups adapt to slower growth ‘new normal’

Iran car lovers eye nuclear dividends

Fate of sector is a pressing concern for politicians

Solairedirect sets Paris IPO price range

French group aims to more than double its solar power capacity

European car sales continue to accelerate

Cheap oil and falling unemployment fuel near 11% rise

Carmakers take divergent roads in Russia

As GM ends production in the country, others may tough it out

Wagnerian passions drive auto industry

VW’s CEO receives an unwelcome message from his boss, writes Philip Delves Broughton

Holcim and Lafarge name board directors

European building materials groups have divided up leading roles in new group equally

UK group signs Japan graphene deal

Plan shows progress in development of ‘wonder’ material

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