US profitability: the rich list

Sixty years of corporate history show longevity of some sectors such as oil while others have been more transient

An artist's representation of hydrogen protons going through a sheet of graphene

Morgan appoints CEO with high-tech focus

Pete Raby of defence group Cobham chosen to speed transformation

SHV raises offer to close Nutreco deal

Second increase aims to quell shareholder opposition

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Chinese orders boost Renishaw forecast

British engineering group benefits from consumer electronics sector orders

Ford and GM reveal impact of Russia havoc

Rampant US market helps offset difficulties in Europe

Rio Tinto’s Mongolian wrangle

PM Saikhanbileg’s idea of a referendum on mineral resources by text message will exasperate mining group

China link boosts UK engineering group

Yongtai investment drives development at Covpress

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De La Rue finance director to leave

Profits continue to slide at world’s largest bank note printer

Fiat makes strides in Europe with profit

Strong demand for Jeep and Ram vehicles in US

Bain Capital snaps up TI Automotive

US buyout group adds British car parts supplier to its portfolio

Oil price fall cuts Caterpillar outlook

Mining slowdown and weak global economic growth plague profits

Rock-Tenn/MWV: package deal

Avoid paying a deal premium, and both companies can soar

Japanese carmakers risk being overtaken

Autonomous driving based on complex software attracts new entrants including Google

Kingspan confirms Joris Ide buyout talks

Advanced discussions between groups continue drive to diversify

GE boosted by aviation and power units

Immelt continues shift from finance to industrial operations

Oxford Instruments cuts profit forecast

Russian sanctions blamed after export licences are cancelled

European cities move against diesel cars

Politicians concerned about diesel contribution to air pollution

China groups extend US ambitions

Expansion plans go beyond supplying the Boston subway

China’s parallel auto imports speed ahead

Sector’s growth puts further pressure on car companies in the world’s largest auto market

Carmakers face fresh China import threat

Auto groups wince at green light for parallel sales

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