BAE at risk of missing earnings target

Defence company struggles to clinch contracts for jets and ships with Saudi Arabia and Australia

Fate of former dictator Gaddafi’s family

Surviving members include his widow who sought sanctuary in Oman

Dupont cuts forecasts on weak agriculture

Farmers are reducing production after two years of bumper crops

Melrose shares soar on Elster sale

Investors to receive £2bn windfall from meter business disposal

Volkswagen sales nudge past Toyota

German carmaker outsells Japanese group despite declines in China

Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

Cheil and C&T face threat of damagingly expensive buybacks

GKN to buy Fokker for €706m

Aerospace group to pay €500m in cash and take on €206m in debt

GM to put $5bn into emerging market car

New family of vehicles to be developed with Chinese partner SAIC

Fiat Chrysler endures a grim weekend

Safety problems add to Marchionne’s packed in-tray

Fiat Chrysler hit with $105m record fine

Carmaker criticised for handling of 23 recalls on 11m vehicles

Finmeccanica changes tack on US sale

Brighter defence outlook sees retention of $5bn electronics arm

China car market braced for flat sales

Bleak outlook for industry that has been a cash cow for carmakers

Small-cap Week, July 25

Fenner falls on profit warning; Staffline, Tungsten, and Flybe also featured

Cyber attack triggers Fiat Chrysler recall

Radio hackers highlight risks in connected car systems

Week in Review, July 25

Credit Suisse’s strong results; Eli Lilly and Lockheed also in the news

Bentley seeks broad appeal with first SUV

Some analysts question if 4,000 Bentaygas can be sold each year

Aggreko shares tumble on profit warning

Temporary power group hit by Yemen turmoil and fall in oil prices

Johnson Controls to split company in two

Automotive Experience businesses spun off in shake-up

Lockheed agrees to buy Sikorsky for $9bn

Deal fills one of few gaps in military contractor’s portfolio

BASF warns of gloomy economic prospects

Chief admits ‘no growth worth mentioning’ in chemical sales

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