Small-cap Week, February 28

Tungsten Corporation, Bowleven, Coms and Intelligent Energy featured

Volkswagen warns of drags on profit

Political instability in Russia and Brazil highlighted

Week in Review

Week in Review, February 28

Google shake-up in Europe; Silicon Valley discrimination and Honda also in the news

How to buy a car

Most people’s biggest purchase after their house

BASF stays cautious as it beats forecasts

Chemicals division buoys group in face of oil and gas falls

Airbus to increase short-haul jet output

Company takes €551m hit on military programme as profit jumps 15%

ULA criticises race for new rocket engine

‘Risks’ over rushed schedule for US alternative to Russian engine

Backton Lee Tunnel

Consortiums named for London super sewer

Winning groups provisionally confirmed for £4.2bn project

China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker with record sales

Capita rejects government contract fears

Outsourcing group posts profits rise and reveals deal successes

GM to end Indonesia vehicle manufacturing

US carmaker struggled to compete with dominant Japanese rivals

Taxpayers charged for arms company perks

Defence secretary seeks reform of MoD’s troubled procurement arm

Weir under pressure from low oil price

Shares fall 10% after engineer feels impact of energy sector slowdown

Fiat and VW face fuel efficiency lawsuit

Consumer group claims fuel efficiency data misinform customers

Daimler welcomes Apple into car market

Tech group’s entry shows industry has ‘major growth potential’

Regulators must get harder on cement deal

It is not to late for Holcim and Lafarge tie-up to be scrutinised

Jet engine orders fuel Safran forecasts

French aerospace group predicts revenue and profit growth

‘Dangerous time’ for European private equity

Buyout executives say there is too much money chasing too few assets

Oil rout tests South Korean shipbuilders

Drop in orders from energy sector coincides with rising competition

GKN looks to car market for growth

Engineering group aims to offset aero and farming slowdown


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