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  1. May 13, 2014

    VW closes shares gap to squeeze out Scania minority investors

    Volkswagen can proceed with its plan to more closely integrate its truck operations after it crossed the ownership threshold...

  2. April 30, 2014

    VW confident of winning over Scania

    Volkswagen has failed to persuade sufficient shareholders of truckmaker Scania to accept its takeover offer at the first...

  1. April 24, 2014

    Bid news lifts European share markets

    European stock markets were buoyed by a mix of earnings and bid news on Thursday, with French engineering group Alstom...

  2. April 23, 2014

    VW’s takeover bid for Scania suffers further blow

    Volkswagen’s bid to acquire the remainder of Scania that it does not already received a further blow when the truckmaker’s...

  3. March 21, 2014

    Week in Review, March 22

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Kerviel’s €4.9bn SocGen repayment...

  4. March 18, 2014

    Scania: no truck with VW

    Scania trucks are advertised as being rugged, resilient and a match for all weathers. So it was fitting that the Swedish...

  5. March 18, 2014

    VW refuses to improve €6.7bn Scania bid

    Volkswagen has refused to raise its €6.7bn bid for the remainder of Scania that it does not already own, putting it at odds...

  6. 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...

  7. March 5, 2014

    Swedes must scrutinise VW bid for Scania

    The sale of a national champion is normally accompanied by wailing and gnashing of teeth in its home country. But the...

  8. March 2, 2014

    VW/Scania: neutral

    Being a minority shareholder is always tricky. Investors in Sweden’s Scania are the latest to learn this. Shares in the...

  9. February 24, 2014

    VW investors recoil over share issue plan

    Volkswagen investors recoiled after the company said it would issue new shares to help breathe life into an underperforming...

  10. February 24, 2014

    Scania soars after VW buyout offer

    Shares in vehicle makers Volkswagen and Scania were the standout movers in Europe on Monday, as investors got their first...

  11. February 21, 2014

    VW makes €6.7bn bid for full control of Scania

    Volkswagen has offered €6.7bn to buy the rest of Swedish truckmaker Scania that it does not already own, as Europe’s largest...

  12. November 24, 2013

    Truckmakers: Long haul

    Ever been stuck on a motorway, with juggernauts on all sides revving noisily but going nowhere fast? It is a little like...

  13. July 22, 2013

    KPN jumps on Telefónica takeover talk

    Bid activity in the telecoms sector and Swiss banking results helped lift European equity markets on Monday. KPN, the Dutch...

  14. March 5, 2013

    European truckmakers watch costs

    European truckmakers are set to keep careful control of costs in 2013 to allow investments in new low-emission vehicles...

  15. January 10, 2013

    VW to make offer for rest of MAN

    Volkswagen will offer to buy out the remaining shareholders of MAN, the German truckmaker and engineering company in which...

  16. December 17, 2012

    Volvo seeks to rev up China sales

    Volvo Cars’ new chief executive is introducing a series of measures to boost sales in China as the struggling Swedish luxury...

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    November 16, 2012

    India: Volvo to invest $700m to expand lorry manufacturing

    Volvo plans to invest nearly $700m in its Indian operations, in a sign the Swedish company plans to compete in the country’s...

  18. October 30, 2012

    MAN echoes warnings over truck demand

    A decline in third-quarter orders and profits at MAN forced the truckmaker and engineer to cut output and costs....

  19. October 24, 2012

    Europe’s carmakers report mixed fortunes

    A mixed bag of results for Europe’s truck and carmakers kept investors on their toes on Wednesday, but weak eurozone data...

  20. September 19, 2012

    Truckmakers buffeted by global headwinds

    Truck and other commercial vehicle manufacturers are facing growing headwinds from the global economy as demand in Europe,...

  21. August 28, 2012

    Upgrades lift German consumer goods groups

    A rally in German consumer goods groups Beiersdorf and Henkel failed to prop up the wider Xetra Dax index on Tuesday, as the...

  22. June 8, 2012

    VW shakes up management in growth drive

    Volkswagen this week sought to reposition itself for growth in a tougher world market with a top-to-bottom shake-up of...

  23. June 3, 2012

    Growth hopes spur shake-up at Volkswagen

    Volkswagen has made extensive changes to its management in its attempt to become the world’s biggest carmaker and invigorate...

  24. June 1, 2012

    VW looks to Asia with management shake-up

    Volkswagen has announced a significant management shake-up that strengthens the importance of the carmaker’s fast-growing...

  25. May 30, 2012

    Fiat Industrial raises Italy exit fears

    Fiat Industrial’s announcement of a merger with its US subsidiary CNH and the listing of the combined group in New York has...

  26. March 8, 2012

    Auto stocks lead European equity markets

    A spate of positive broker comment helped carmakers lead gains on Thursday as European equity markets rallied. Renault was...

  27. February 24, 2012

    Emerging markets boost VW profits

    Volkswagen’s operating profit last year surged by more than half to a record €11.3bn as rapid sales growth in emerging...

  28. February 14, 2012

    MAN: brace for a gear change

    If the rig’s a rockin’, don’t come a knockin’. Like larger rivals Volvo and Daimler Trucks, German truckmaker MAN saw...

  29. February 14, 2012

    MAN warns on Brazil truck market slowdown

    MAN, the German truckmaker, said on Tuesday that it expected sales and operating profits to dip this year, as Brazilian...

  30. February 9, 2012

    Daimler predicts flat year after record sales

    Daimler expects earnings to be roughly flat this year because of the investment needed to close the gap on rival German...

  31. February 3, 2012

    Volvo hit by slower truck sales

    Volvo reported fourth-quarter earnings that were higher than a year ago but lagged behind most analysts’’ forecasts amid...

  32. January 9, 2012

    VW sales hit record at more than 8m

    German carmakers were the toast of the Detroit auto show as Volkswagen announced it had achieved more than 8m vehicle sales...

  33. December 22, 2011

    UK trade watchdog drops trucks probe

    Britain’s Office of Fair Trading has dropped a criminal investigation into suspected cartel activity in the trucking sector...

  34. November 10, 2011

    Pirelli braced for possible sharp sales fall

    Pirelli is factoring into its corporate planning the possibility that the eurozone crisis will cause a sharp drop in global...

  35. November 2, 2011

    MAN suffers from slowing demand in Europe

    MAN became the latest truckmaker to register an impact from slowing European demand when it reported flat third-quarter...

  36. October 27, 2011

    Daimler held back by Mercedes weakness

    Daimler reported lower third-quarter earnings, hit by weaker results at its core cars division and charges taken to reflect...

  37. October 25, 2011

    Volvo to cut production in Europe and Brazil

    Volvo said it planned to cut production in Europe and Brazil and forecast flat global demand for trucks in 2012, adding to...

  38. October 23, 2011

    European industrial groups may lower guidance

    European industrial groups have become more cautious about their growth prospects and may lower investor expectations when...

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