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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing 2013

    Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie...
  2. Digital and Social Media Marketing 2013

    Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh fo...
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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. June 26, 2013

    Russian automotive: Kaluga creates cluster template

    Around 2005, Anatoly Artamonov came across a small article in a Moscow newspaper stating that Volkswagen wanted to start...

  36. June 25, 2013

    Graphene inks bring flexible touch screens step closer

    Flexible computer or mobile phone screens have moved a step closer after two British companies began selling inks based on...

  37. June 19, 2013

    Identical competitive racing boats cut expenses

    As professional yacht racing has become more competitive, costs have soared and sponsors have had to look much harder at...

  38. May 29, 2013

    FT Series: Emerging market groups eye EU investments

    For all Europe’s current air of doom and gloom, for cash-rich emerging market companies, its manufacturing sector remains...

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