VW hit by fall in emerging markets sales

Carmaker’s second quarter operating profit declines 3% to €3.3bn

BAE warns sterling weighing on earnings

UK defence group’s chief dismisses speculation of reviving merger

Rolls-Royce hit by strong pound

FTSE 100-listed jet engine maker reports pressure in first half

Balfour Beatty ends talks with Carillion

Abrupt move opens way for takeover battle

Siemens results hit by project charges

Operating profit rises 37% but misses analysts’ forecasts

Peugeot turns first profit in three years

Results boost credibility of French carmaker’s turnround plan

A very early version of Google’s self-driving prototype vehicle
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Insurers worry driverless cars are ‘existential threat’

Announcement gives green light to vehicles

Peugeot: crash course

Results show new CEO Tavares is comfortable in the driving seat

India’s Tata earmarks $35bn for expansion

Conglomerate eyes spot in list of world’s top 25 businesses

Woman cleaning kitchen counter

Ecolab: a good merger?

What makes big mergers work well?

Airbus eyes sale of Dassault stake

APR bolstered by contract extensions

Libyan agreement to run until the first quarter 2015

Three wheels good for US car start-up

Price tag of $6,800 and 86mpg

Airbus suffers superjumbo setback

Deal with Skymark for six A380s terminated

Renault boosted by low-cost Dacia brand

French automaker’s no-frills cars offset Russia weakness

Smith & Wesson hit by bribery penalty

Gunmaker pays more than $2m in SEC probe into contract wins

Zillow to buy rival Trulia for $3.5bn

Deal combines US’s two largest real estate listing websites

Labour plan to boost small housebuilders

Bank loan guarantees designed to support creation of 10,000 homes

Nissan’s US sales offset Japan weakness

Slower domestic sales follow April’s sales tax increase

Senior British officers ordered to language schools

Army to make knowledge of foreign tongues necessary for promotion

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