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  1. May 18, 2014

    Age of mega supplier heralds danger for carmakers

    Car industry reshaped They can build almost every part of your car, they own the rights to tomorrow’s technologies and they...

  2. March 6, 2014

    Auto industry ponders robot-car liability

    Who is to blame if your self-driving car crashes? The automotive industry is trying to answer this somewhat futuristic...

  1. February 10, 2014

    Continental buys Veyance Technologies for €1.4bn

    Continental, the German tyre and car parts group, has agreed to acquire rubber and plastics technology group Veyance...

  2. September 17, 2013

    Schaeffler puts floor on Conti stake after 7.8m share sale

    Schaeffler and Continental’s long takeover saga reached a significant milestone as the family-held industrial group sold...

  3. May 13, 2013

    Commerzbank falls as stocks edge back

    European shares edged back from a near five-year high on Monday as Commerzbank fell amid plans for a €2.5bn share sale. The...

  4. April 10, 2013

    Lenders behind elevated Eurofirst

    European banking stocks were in high demand as investors sought out riskier assets amid a continent-wide rally. The regional...

  5. March 12, 2013

    European tyremakers

    Surfers chase the perfect wave. Less happily, Europe’s auto sector is chasing a trough. Hopes that the collapse in demand...

  6. March 7, 2013

    Continental warns on weak auto demand

    Continental cautioned that first-quarter sales would be depressed by weak auto demand in Europe but the German car parts...

  7. August 3, 2012

    Rising car demand drives up Continental

    Germany’s Continental received one of the biggest boosts from the earnings season this week as rising demand for cars...

  8. April 10, 2012

    Michelin unveils US expansion

    Michelin, the French tyre manufacturer, will invest $750m in South Carolina by building a new factory, expanding another and...

  9. February 19, 2012

    Tyremakers: pump up the profits

    It doesn’t take a petrolhead to tell a Toyota Corolla from a Ferrari Italia. To distinguish between Michelin Energy Saver...

  10. February 5, 2012

    Record global sales of junk bonds

    Companies sold record amounts of junk bonds globally last week in the latest sign of relentless demand for low-rated...

  11. January 10, 2012

    Bosch sells brakes unit to private equity buyer

    Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplier by sales, has sold a brakes unit to a private equity buyer to complete a...

  12. November 3, 2011

    Continental baulks at rare-earth prices

    Continental, the German car-parts supplier, said it was on course to achieve its full-year earnings target but warned it...

  13. November 2, 2011

    Industry explores rare earth options

    The electric motor displayed by Continental at this year’s Frankfurt motor show lacked the crowd-drawing cachet of a...

  14. September 27, 2011

    European equities surge on debt relief hopes

    European equities surged on Tuesday on market speculation that policymakers would act decisively to tackle the eurozone...

  15. September 19, 2011

    Earnings concerns hit European bank stocks

    European banks resumed their sell-off on Monday as investors focused on the prospect for future earnings, with expectations...

  16. September 14, 2011

    Carmakers warned of electrification shake-up

    Carmakers could face competition from start-ups as the switch to electric vehicles lowers barriers to market entry and...

  17. August 16, 2011

    Double-dip concerns hurt European bourses

    Europe’s stocks lacked a clear direction as economic concerns reasserted themselves after tepid second-quarter growth in...

  18. April 21, 2011

    Turbulent week for European stocks ends in gains

    European equity markets suffered another turbulent week, succumbing early on to global government debt concerns, before...

  19. April 20, 2011

    Carmakers accelerate after Peugeot exceeds forecasts

    Sentiment was lifted in European equity markets after strong earnings in the US technology sphere, while the successful sale...

  20. April 11, 2011

    Carmakers suffer sell-off on fears over squeezed margins

    European equity markets slipped as concerns about the indebtedness of the eurozone’s peripheral economies and rising...

  21. April 1, 2011

    Car electronics group counts quake cost

    The world’s biggest producer of microcontrollers said its main plant in Japan would be out of commission for another four...

  22. March 28, 2011

    Porsche: patience is VW’s best option

    As indebted as a pre-credit crunch Carrera-driving forex dealer, Porsche needs the cash, and needs it fast. The German...

  23. March 28, 2011

    Schaeffler looks to cut debt

    Schaeffler is to sell a 15 per cent stake in car parts maker Continental to reduce its debt in a move that underlines the...

  24. January 18, 2011

    Roche finance chief to exit after 10 years

    Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical group, on Monday said it would replace Erich Hunziker, its long-standing chief financial...

  25. January 4, 2011

    Supply fears send rubber to record high

    Rubber rose to a record high above $5 a kg as tyremakers scrambled to secure supplies amid growing concerns of further...

  26. November 24, 2010

    Germany pays price of labour shortages

    German industrial companies are paying highly skilled workers large bonuses and increased wages to counter the worst labour...

  27. November 3, 2010

    Continental raises full-year profit and sales guidance

    Continental joined fellow German automotive companies by raising its profit and sales guidance for the full year, after...

  28. November 1, 2010

    Banks fall on bail-out burden concerns

    European banking stocks fell sharply in a broadly flat market hit by growing concerns that future sovereign bail-outs in...

  29. October 31, 2010

    Cost of rubber goods set to rise

    The cost of tyres, gloves and condoms is set to rise following a 65 per cent jump in the price of natural rubber in the past...

  30. October 20, 2010

    Rival’s US setback boosts Novo Nordisk

    A series of announcements from US regulators shook European drugmakers as the broader equity market rose only slightly. Novo...

  31. October 14, 2010

    Banks hurt by concerns over cash calls

    Early gains for European equities following merger and acquisition activity in the telecoms sector were unwound later in the...

  32. September 28, 2010

    Group clear about the road ahead

    Turnround: Michel Rollier has brought down debt and restructured the tyremaker to improve productivity For most companies a...

  33. September 28, 2010

    Michelin launches €1.2bn cash call

    Michel Rollier, head of Michelin, declared the crisis in the tyre market over as the French group launched a €1.2bn ($1.6bn)...

  34. September 24, 2010

    US and German data lift stocks

    European equities enjoyed a strong rally after positive economic data from the US and Germany boosted confidence and helped...

  35. September 1, 2010

    Schaeffler reveals improving finances

    Schaeffler, the German industrial group that hit financial trouble after a controversial swoop for rival car-parts supplier...

  36. August 18, 2010

    Child’s play nurtures young engineers

    Experimental work: children in Ludwigshafen, Germany gain enthusiasm for science    With his big blue safety goggles and...

  37. August 16, 2010

    Family ties to include bonds in Germany

    Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler and son Georg were on the verge of losing their empire after an audacious takeover of Continental...

  38. August 12, 2010

    German stocks pushed to two-week low

    German equities closed at a two-week low on Thursday as disappointing US jobs data and below-expectation eurozone industrial...

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