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    1. December 23, 2014

      Skating on thick ice

      “If you don’t come off the track you’re not trying hard enough. We want you to spin off.” That is not an exhortation heard...

    2. November 21, 2014

      VW lifts five-year investment to €85.6bn

      As Germany comes under international pressure to invest more at home, and boost demand in the eurozone, Volkswagen has...

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    1. November 13, 2014

      Porsche faces new legal risk over VW saga

      Porsche SE is facing a new legal risk related to its failed attempt in 2008 to take over Volkswagen. The Porsche holding...

    2. November 7, 2014

      Jerry Lauren – brother of Ralph – on his watch collection

      I do not buy watches for investment. Everything is bought out of fascination. It has to be the right quality and have the...

    3. October 24, 2014

      Priceless experiences for the authentically rich

      Members of the Porsche Travel Club, it was gleefully reported this week, have been treated to the grandest of cultural...

    4. September 22, 2014

      Luxury carmakers hindered by Indian potholes

      The Indian launch of Lamborghini’s Huracán on Monday featured exhilarating footage of a flame-red supercar, accelerating...

    5. August 26, 2014

      Former Porsche executives to stand trial

      Two former Porsche executives must stand trial over the sports car maker’s failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a...

    6. July 18, 2014

      Electric cars: BMW versus Tesla

      In the world of autos, green used to mean go. The nascent electric car market first depended on ex-hippies (Prius buyers),...

    7. May 19, 2014

      Design industry must adapt to thrive

      Now, more than ever, design is discussed, disseminated, published and celebrated. Magazines glamorise design and websites...

    8. May 9, 2014

      Handbags: a shift of gear for Mercedes-Benz and Bentley

      Fierce competition between car industry titans, racing to win the hearts and minds of their traditionally male-heavy...

    9. May 1, 2014

      Shelves of wisdom from Tesco’s tweeting store managers

      When @GSElevator started tweeting conversations between investment bankers, purportedly overheard in the lifts at Goldman...

    10. April 25, 2014

      Ex-Porsche executives will not face trial in VW case, court rules

      Two former Porsche executives do not have to stand trial on charges of market manipulation, a Stuttgart court has ruled,...

    11. March 18, 2014

      Porsche to build cars in entirety outside Germany for first time

      Porsche is set to completely manufacture a car outside Germany for the first time, marking a departure from its proud brand...

    12. March 17, 2014

      Porsche SE wins €1.4bn hedge funds’ lawsuit

      Porsche SE has won another victory against investors seeking compensation over the carmaker’s failed attempt to take over...

    13. March 5, 2014

      VW faces emerging market sales slowdown

      For a long time during the eurozone crisis Volkswagen’s broad international footprint was a blessing that helped offset weak...

    14. February 2, 2014

      Hedge funds file €1.8bn lawsuit against Porsche board members

      Seven hedge funds have filed a €1.8bn lawsuit against Porsche’s chairman and another board member, in the latest legal...

    15. December 10, 2013

      Auto industry: Hybrid carmakers

      The power couple of the car industry, Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche, make for an odd pair. Mr Ghosn, an effervescent...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 30, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff takes a look at the idea that future healthcare spending may not be as huge as...

    17. October 30, 2013

      Volkswagen shares jump despite euro’s impact on sales

      Volkswagen’s quarterly revenues declined as weak demand in Europe and the stronger euro put the brake on the carmaker’s...

    18. October 30, 2013

      Earnings help lift European stock indices

      Earnings were in focus across Europe on Wednesday and forecast-beating numbers from Volkswagen, Barclays and Next ensured...

    19. September 11, 2013

      German carmakers embrace ‘green’ revolution

      Germany’s biggest carmakers are finally going electric, and the industry’s green evangelicals are revelling in schadenfreude...

    20. September 8, 2013

      Carmakers prepare to smile through the pain at Frankfurt

      There is a three-line whip from the boardroom for officials manning the stands at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show: Just...

    21. September 5, 2013

      Sales data boost shares in Europe carmakers

      Telecommunications stocks once again came into focus as takeover fever continued to grip European bourses following reports...

    22. MBA blog

      September 5, 2013

      Graduation day at HHL Leipzig

      31st August 2013. A Saturday as any other. The sun was shining and people were enjoying their free day of the week. But not...

    23. September 4, 2013

      Automobiles: Electric shock

      Move over Porsche, Audi and Jaguar. In the world’s most cutting-edge car market, Tesla Motors has the fastest-growing luxury...

    24. July 9, 2013

      Porsche funds chair of family business at HHL Leipzig

      Porsche, the sports car manufacturer, is to sponsor a chair of strategic management and family business at HHL, the...

    25. June 27, 2013

      Peugeot surges on talk of GM alliance

      Peugeot shares jumped on speculation that the French carmaker could receive a large cash boost as part of a tie-in with...

    26. beyondbrics

      June 17, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Bolton to step down at Fidelity China fund * Telefónica shares rise on talk of AT&T bid * Qatar Holding sells Porsche...

    27. June 17, 2013

      Qatar Holding sells Porsche voting stake back to families

      Qatar Holding has sold its 10 per cent voting stake in Porsche back to the families behind the luxury car brand, rounding...

    28. June 8, 2013

      Case study: Ancient name bounces back with clear identity for JeanRichard

      JeanRichard traces its history to 1681 when Daniel Jean Richard set up shop in Switzerland in the Jura canton and...

    29. June 7, 2013

      China mulls anti-dumping probe into luxury car imports from EU

      China is threatening to extend a trade spat with the EU to luxury cars, ratcheting up a growing battle over market access in...

    30. June 4, 2013

      Ex-Porsche finance chief convicted of credit fraud over failed VW bid

      Porsche’s former chief financial officer was found guilty of credit fraud on Tuesday in a case related to the luxury...

    31. March 29, 2013

      Porsche: tinted windscreen

      Want to put your money into a €17.5bn company with a fabulous brand name, whose shares may trade at a 25 per cent discount...

    32. March 15, 2013

      Cars enter the fashion world

      With the Formula One season getting under way in Australia this weekend, the focus has been on the cars and race times, not...

    33. March 14, 2013

      Volkswagen: spluttering along

      Its cars may purr, but the journey to Volkswagen’s 2012 earnings release has been a spluttery affair. Outline results...

    34. March 5, 2013

      VW signals intent with futuristic XL1

      Volkswagen shrugged off investor worries about its 2013 earnings outlook and made a bold statement of its future intent with...

    35. beyondbrics

      February 28, 2013

      China: military vehicles to get new licence plates to cut misuse

      China’s new leadership has been making a lot of noise about cracking down on corruption. Now it seems that the military,...

    36. February 22, 2013

      VW puts limits on executive bonuses

      Volkswagen sought to head off a debate about boardroom pay by limiting bonuses for its top executives – even as its...

    37. February 17, 2013

      Vietnam gets to grips with its business schools

      Nguyen Thuy Tinh Ca says that when you have spent three years at a Vietnamese university you will know what boredom is. “It...

    38. February 4, 2013

      Global presence steers German car market

      Heinrich Baumann has no doubts about the benefits to his company from the strengths of Germany’s big car manufacturers. “Our...

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