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      Volvo shares rise after truckmaker increases cost-saving target

      Shares in Volvo Group surged as the world’s second-largest truckmaker substantially increased its cost-cutting programme and...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Brunel leads at start of Volvo Ocean Race

      Team Brunel, the Dutch sailing team hoping its third Volvo Ocean Race will provide its first win, led seven competing teams...

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    1. October 12, 2014

      Race is on to build world’s first driverless car

      Driverless world Who will build the self-driving car of the future? Fired-up by Google’s driverless prototype, carmakers...

    2. October 2, 2014

      Autopilots needed for tweeting drivers

      Paris car show Texting, tweeting and surfing the web from behind the wheel has reached such dangerous levels that...

    3. August 17, 2014

      Volvo pins hopes on its ‘all-in’ car

      Six millimetres. It doesn’t sound much but, to Volvo engineers, it was crucial and they fought hard over those few...

    4. August 17, 2014

      Volvo to launch ‘symbolic’ new model under Geely ownership

      Volvo Cars will next week unveil its first new model under Chinese ownership, a make-or-break model for the Swedish carmaker...

    5. August 5, 2014

      Thai unrest knocks GM off course in Asean

      General Motors said it was “struggling” in southeast Asia as the recent political upheaval in Thailand knocked sales,...

    6. July 18, 2014

      Volvo battles slump in China and Brazil

      Volvo Group suffered a sharp decline in emerging markets sales in the second quarter – but reported overall revenues were...

    7. July 3, 2014

      Daimler keeps on trucking with self-driving lorries

      At the wheel of a 40-tonne lorry travelling at 80km per hour on an autobahn in eastern Germany the driver suddenly takes his...

    8. June 25, 2014

      Google takes on rivals to launch in-car software

      Google will launch its long-awaited in-car software on Wednesday, putting it in direct competition with Apple and...

    9. June 18, 2014

      Innovation: less shock and more awe

      At Geisinger Medical Cen­ter in rural Pennsylvania, a robot named Abbie rolls out of the hospital pharmacy into the...

    10. beyondbrics

      June 17, 2014

      Guest post: five fallacies about Chinese firms going West

      By Joel Backaler, Author of “China Goes West” On a recent trip to London, I was shocked at how much evidence of corporate...

    11. June 11, 2014

      The perils of courting parody in the advertising world

      During a series of interviews, three women are asked how they feel about their appearance in what appears to be one of...

    12. May 14, 2014

      France and Sweden close to victory over EU lorry designs

      France and Sweden are close to winning a battle to delay by 10 years EU legislation that could make lorry designs safer and...

    13. May 13, 2014

      Clock ticking on Google’s driverless cars

      Google is “very actively” working on how to put its driverless cars to public use in the next three years, according to the...

    14. April 25, 2014

      Volvo profits rise as revamp bears fruit

      Volvo Group provided evidence that its restructuring was starting to bear fruit as the Swedish truckmaker beat analyst...

    15. April 6, 2014

      Li Shufu: an engineer with a mind for poetry and motion

      Li Shufu guffaws. The Chinese billionaire – viewed by some as his country’s answer to Henry Ford – executed one of corporate...

    16. April 6, 2014

      Geely sees room for Volvo to ‘modernise’ Scandinavian designs

      The Chinese billionaire owner of Volvo Cars has promised to “modernise” the Swedish company’s classic Scandinavian designs...

    17. March 30, 2014

      Torotrack crosses from racetrack to road

      A normal Volvo S60 can accelerate from 0-60mph in about eight seconds. For the modified model roaring around the track at...

    18. March 23, 2014

      Volvo push to revive faltering US business

      Volvo Cars is to double its marketing budget in the US as it seeks to revive its faltering business there and keep a nascent...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2014

      Volkswagen moves van-making from Germany to Poland

      Amid the encircling gloom, a boost for the Polish economy on Tuesday: Volkswagen is to spend around 3.4bn zlotys ($1.1bn) to...

    20. 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...

    21. February 6, 2014

      Volvo Group to shed 2,400 more jobs

      Volvo Group will cut a further 2,400 jobs as the Swedish truckmaker continues to struggle with weak profitability. The...

    22. December 15, 2013

      Alert over Europe’s struggle to compete

      Europe’s 50 top industrialists are sounding the alarm about Europe’s gap in competitiveness to US and Asian rivals,...

    23. December 10, 2013

      Volvo: more rocking than rolling

      Restructurings need to progress. Shareholders and managements are frequently at odds about the pace of change, but if there...

    24. December 1, 2013

      Iveco head expects smoother sales road

      Iveco expects truck sales in Europe to flatten out in 2014 after two years of falling demand, as the need to replace ageing...

    25. 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...

    26. November 19, 2013

      Crash technology: Removal of the human element is key to safety

      On a test track near Gothenburg, Sweden, a 10-foot tall model moose causes Volvos racing around the tarmac to slow down. The...

    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. FT Alphaville

      October 30, 2013

      Trucked in a low growth world, Volvo edition

      Good old self-help: saviour of earnings, wellspring of hope. After a while, however, it really would be useful if economic...

    29. October 25, 2013

      Volvo and Electrolux announce job cuts as they miss forecasts

      Fears over the fragility of the European recovery led two of the biggest names in Swedish industry to announce more cut jobs...

    30. September 25, 2013

      Hiesinger faces challenge to recast Germany’s ThyssenKrupp

      ThyssenKrupp: under pressure A famous chapter in ThyssenKrupp’s history will draw to a close on Thursday when Germany’s...

    31. September 4, 2013

      Volvo Cars swings into loss amid tough European market

      Volvo Cars swung into a loss in the first half as a tough market in Europe continued to weigh on the Swedish premium...

    32. August 22, 2013

      Volvo CEO settles MAN bribery probe

      Håkan Samuelsson, the chief executive of Volvo Cars, will pay €500,000 to charity to settle a German investigation into...

    33. August 8, 2013

      Norway’s oil fund plans to turn active

      Norway’s $760bn oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is stepping up its efforts to be a more active investor...

    34. August 5, 2013

      Volvo’s European road trip offer

      Agency: In-house Territory: US Verdict: 4/5 Some marketing offers are too good to be true, and others might just be too...

    35. August 5, 2013

      BMW recalls 140,000 vehicles in China

      BMW has recalled more than 140,000 vehicles in China, less than a week after a planned expansion plan was criticised by the...

    36. July 24, 2013

      Edenred and Volvo earnings boost European stocks

      European equity market gains were largely results-driven on Wednesday, with the best performances coming from the likes of...

    37. July 24, 2013

      Europe’s truckmakers glimpse signs of recovery

      Heavy truckmakers are seeing signs of improvement in Europe as new models and tough new emission regulations encourage...

    38. July 24, 2013

      Volvo sales and profitability rally after slow start

      Volvo reported sales and profitability bouncing back in the second quarter compared with the early part of the year, amid...

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