Takata president quits amid airbag crisis

Japanese manufacturer cuts executive pay in response to global recall

Heidelberg sells brick business for $1.4bn

Lone Star buys Hanson building products

Heidelberg sells US, UK building products unit

German group sells building products business to private equity for $1.4bn.

Takata president steps down amid airbag crisis

Stefan Stocker departs as products are recalled in millions of cars

Iron ore proves 2014’s commodity turkey

Steelmaking ingredient down more than 50%, outpacing Brent’s fall

Sika investors try to thwart Saint-Gobain

Activist group campaigning to remove opt-out clause

Lorry and exhaust

Top truckmakers operated cartel, says EU

Work on emissions-cutting technology was held back, Brussels alleges

Thales names Proglio as chairman

Appointment of former EDF head ends long dispute at French group

China railway strategy goes off track

Beijing eyes remerging top two rail groups as they compete abroad

Airbus delivers its Dreamliner competitor

A350 wide-body jet set to challenge Boeing’s 787

Alstom to pay record $772m for bribery

French group bought by GE pleads guilty in payments scandal

Spain’s Ferrovial drops Transfield bid

Shares in Australian group sink as takeover talks end

Hyundai poaches BMW engineer

Quality drive part of carmaker’s bid to boost brand after recalls

GM stands by fuel-efficient small cars

Electric cars are an ‘important’ part of carmaker’s strategy

Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness

Chief seeks to mend fences after year of missteps

Rolls-Royce admits it’s time to deliver

Chief aims to ‘professionalise’ group after year of profit warnings

US insists Alstom, not GE, pays penalty

French group had expected GE to pay $700m bribery fine

Ecommerce groups rush to deliver the goods

Bringing orders to the buyer on time is taking on increasing importance

Renault suspends some Russian orders

Carmaker joins General Motors, Jaguar and Audi in freeze

Airbus A350 readies for take-off

Innovative 10-year project poised to wrap up with Qatar delivery


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