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    1. July 29, 2015

      Honesty and quelling culture clash are vital for successful ‘mergers

      There is a — possibly apocryphal — story about the merger between Daimler, the makers of Mercedes-Benz, and Chrysler in...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Daimler: as good as it gets

      A premium brand posts a stellar set of quarterly numbers, driven primarily by rapid growth in China, only to see its...

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    1. July 23, 2015

      Sporty new models help Daimler make record profits

      Tipped by analysts to deliver “the mother of all quarters”, Daimler topped even those heady expectations as sales of...

    2. July 22, 2015

      German carmakers look to head off tech rivals with Nokia maps

      It takes a big prize for Germany’s three leading carmakers to throw aside their historic rivalries and club together....

    3. July 21, 2015

      German carmakers nearing deal for Nokia’s Here mapping arm

      Nokia has entered into exclusive talks with three German carmakers over the sale of its high-definition maps unit as...

    4. July 8, 2015

      German carmakers lead €3.5bn race to buy Nokia mapping unit

      The race to acquire Nokia Here has entered its final stages, with a consortium of three German carmakers in pole...

    5. July 8, 2015

      Cars in China: reverse gear

      China’s stock market dives a third, all but five of the largest stocks on the ChiNext are suspended and managers are...

    6. June 19, 2015

      European luxury cars: China changes gear

      Slam on the brakes. Premium car sales in China dropped in May at BMW, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover. There is an obvious...

    7. June 10, 2015

      Stock-split plan pushes Netflix shares to record level

      Netflix shares closed at $671.10 on Wednesday after soaring to a record high of $692.79 at midday on the news that...

    8. May 29, 2015

      London’s car-sharing scene gets bigger

      London drivers looking to cut the costs of car ownership have yet another option to consider as Ford becomes the latest...

    9. May 27, 2015

      German auto brands trio faces Silicon Valley competitors

      In the early 1970s, when a young Ferdinand Piëch joined Audi, the German marque had lower revenues per car than Opel...

    10. May 18, 2015

      French court dismisses Airbus insider trading case

      A French court has dismissed the insider trading case against Airbus and a group of current and former senior...

    11. May 12, 2015

      Dax under pressure from resurgent euro

      Germany’s Dax was the worst-performing major eurozone equity market on Tuesday, with export-orientated companies...

    12. May 7, 2015

      Daimler Freightliner keeps on truckin’ with driverless evolution

      When the Freightliner Inspiration truck leaves its parking place near the Las Vegas Speedway, Christian Urban, the...

    13. May 5, 2015

      Nevada approves autonomous Daimler trucks

      Germany’s Daimler revealed the first self-driving truck to be licensed for commercial use on Tuesday, citing a deal...

    14. April 28, 2015

      Daimler: pretty young things

      The Shanghai motor show opened on Tuesday; out front, jobless models protested organisers’ decision to ban them from...

    15. April 28, 2015

      Daimler outperforms expectations with surge in profits

      Daimler’s first-quarter net profit almost doubled compared to a year ago helped by demand for the new Mercedes-Benz...

    16. April 20, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover says it cannot act on ‘copycat’ claim

      Jaguar Land Rover cannot take any legal action in its dispute with an alleged Chinese “copycat”, the UK carmaker’s...

    17. April 20, 2015

      Non-Chinese companies warm to renminbi

      Non-Chinese companies are increasingly using the renminbi as an international currency and expect to more than double...

    18. April 1, 2015

      Carmakers battle for US buyers as sales weaken

      Carmakers launched fresh efforts to boost profitability in the US on the first day of the New York auto show, as March...

    19. April 1, 2015

      Daimler set to reward Dieter Zetsche with extended contract

      Daimler is set to extend Dieter Zetsche’s contract until 2019, confirming a rapid turnround in fortunes for the chief...

    20. March 23, 2015

      Europe’s premium carmakers face fines over EU economy targets

      Europe’s premium carmakers still have significant ground to make up in the race to bring down carbon emissions and...

    21. March 18, 2015

      Yamaha drives ahead with third attempt at four wheels

      After two high-profile failed attempts to enter the car market, Yamaha Motor, the world’s second largest motorcycle...

    22. February 25, 2015

      Daimler welcomes Apple into car market

      Plans by Apple to enter the automotive market show that the industry has “major growth potential”, a top Daimler...

    23. February 20, 2015

      4x4 vehicles: CO too much?

      A Rolls-Royce sport utility vehicle. Messrs Rolls’ and Royce’s phantoms might well howl. But it should not be a...

    24. February 17, 2015

      German rules reveal Daimler chief paid €14m

      Daimler has published the actual take-home pay of its senior managers under new German corporate governance rules – and...

    25. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      No one needs to buy Tesla

      Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret research lab, said...

    26. February 8, 2015

      European companies dig deeper to fill pension holes

      Ultra low interest rates might be a boon for companies seeking finance for expansion, but they are having an unwelcome...

    27. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    28. February 5, 2015

      Daimler: Benz in the road

      Oh dear. When a company uses cheesy seventies rock to sell its strategy, you have to worry. “You ain’t seen nothing...

    29. February 5, 2015

      Daimler signals dividend rise with ‘significant’ profit growth

      Daimler plans to reward shareholders with a dividend increase and has forecast “significant” profit growth in 2015. ...

    30. February 1, 2015

      Germany is lagging behind disruptive US start-ups, warns Bosch chief

      The chief executive of Bosch, the privately owned technology conglomerate, has warned that Germany is failing to keep...

    31. January 22, 2015

      Carmakers braced for European crackdown on diesel vehicles

      It was a move worthy of an environmental campaigner, not a state shareholder. The French government, which owns about...

    32. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled...

    33. January 7, 2015

      European autos: ramping up

      The self-driving F015 Mercedes-Benz is exciting, sexy and mostly irrelevant. The automobile business is not about...

    34. January 6, 2015

      Daimler’s self-drive car gears up for the future

      Daimler launches Mercedes-Benz F015 concept car Meet the car of the future: self-driving, with touchscreen walls and...

    35. December 23, 2014

      Top truckmakers operated cartel for 14 years, says EU

      Europe’s biggest truckmakers operated a cartel over 14 years going back to 1997 that held up the progress of...

    36. Lex Live

      December 18, 2014

      BYD: latest to crash

      Chinese local brands are having a tough time. Bad timing for Daimler joint venture partner BAIC (which also has a joint...

    37. December 15, 2014

      Daimler has high hopes for China joint venture with BAIC

      When shares in Daimler’s China joint venture partner begin trading in Hong Kong later this week, the listing’s sponsors...

    38. December 12, 2014

      Aston Martin raising £150m for new models

      Aston Martin is preparing to raise fresh funds to fuel an ambitious move into new models – including a sport utility...

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