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    1. April 17, 2015

      Piëch defeated as VW directors rally behind group chief executive

      Ferdinand Piëch, the chairman of Volkswagen, has suffered a rare boardroom defeat after top directors said chief executive...

    2. April 16, 2015

      VW supervisory board meets to consider leadership dispute

      Ferdinand Piëch, the Volkswagen chairman, will meet other senior supervisory board members on Thursday to try and thrash out...

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    1. April 13, 2015

      Corporate Germany left baffled by VW chairman’s outburst

      There was only one question on everyone’s lips in corporate Germany on Monday: just what is Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand...

    2. April 13, 2015

      Volkswagen: auto-crats

      Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch and the German automaker’s chief executive Martin Winterkorn used to get on like a house...

    3. April 12, 2015

      Volkswagen power struggle deepens as Porsche weighs in

      The power struggle at Volkswagen escalated over the weekend, as a rift emerged between the Porsche and Piëch families that...

    4. April 10, 2015

      VW chairman hints at tension with CEO

      Volkswagen’s powerful patriarch and chairman, Ferdinand Piëch, has distanced himself from his chief executive in comments...

    5. March 26, 2015

      Massive attack: The Porsche Cayenne Turbo

      I am at the wheel of a car the size of a small island, with the weight to match, but one that is capable of doing 173mph and...

    6. March 15, 2015

      Week ahead: Fed looms large

      The US Federal Reserve looms large over a busy week ahead. Investors will be scrutinising the next statement from the...

    7. March 2, 2015

      Off-roaders reach new peaks as market shifts

      What do Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce have in common? They are all British marques, they are all owned by foreign...

    8. February 27, 2015

      Judge removed from Eike Batista trial

      A Brazilian judge who captured national headlines after he was caught driving a Porsche seized from former billionaire Eike...

    9. February 24, 2015

      Batista’s Porsche puts trial into a spin

      The insider trading trial of Eike Batista was thrown into turmoil on Tuesday amid allegations that a judge hearing his case...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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),...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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