Small-cap Week, October 25

Blur Group, Xeros Technology, Bloomsbury and Shanta Gold featured

Ford quarterly profits drop sharply

Lossmaking European arm shows signs of improvement

Kia Motors blames slowdown on strong won

S Korean carmaker flags possible interim dividend for investors

Caterpillar upbeat on growth prospects

Equipment maker eyes change of tack in developed economies

Hyundai looks to placate angry investors

Proposal to boost dividend comes amid outrage over $10bn HQ

ACCEL WALKWAY

ThyssenKrupp aims to speed up walkways

Magnetic train technology tapped to cut passenger travel times

How much longer can Asos defy gravity?

Share in the online retailer rose 15 per cent after a 14 per cent drop in profits

Corporate India frets over debt levels

Nation’s industrial and banking sectors enter new political era still undercapitalised

Takata sinks as US urges airbag fix

Unusual warning from NHTSA sends company’s shares down 23%

GKN hit by strong pound

Sales fall 4% but engineer confident of full-year performance

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 yield on shares is 8%

Companies target $15tn silver economy

Ford develops seat to detect heart attacks as pharma and biotech sectors boost investment

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 Model S has failed to impress the market

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