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      Volvo shares rise after truckmaker increases cost-saving target

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    23. August 17, 2014

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    24. August 17, 2014

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    26. July 18, 2014

      Volvo battles slump in China and Brazil

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    27. July 3, 2014

      Daimler keeps on trucking with self-driving lorries

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    28. June 25, 2014

      Google takes on rivals to launch in-car software

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    29. June 18, 2014

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    32. May 14, 2014

      France and Sweden close to victory over EU lorry designs

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    33. May 13, 2014

      Clock ticking on Google’s driverless cars

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    38. March 23, 2014

      Volvo push to revive faltering US business

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