BERLIN, GERMANY: South Korean company Samsung unveiled the next generation of its "phablet" and "smartwatch" gadgets at the IFA consumer electronics fair along with a virtual reality headset the Samsung VR.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY: A German court ruled that Porsche's former chief executive and financial officers must stand trial for alleged share price manipulation in a failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008.
BERLIN, GERMANY: German high-end television manufacturer Loewe said on Tuesday (1 October) it had filed for bankruptcy but also voiced hope that an investor could be found to rescue the 90-year-old company.
BERLIN, GERMANY: German engineering and technology company Siemens said it plans to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide by late next year as part of a cost-cutting drive. At least 5,000 jobs will be lost in Germany itself.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Rising demand for more mobility in emerging countries is driving up global sales of new vehicles, making up for falling sales in Europe, the world automakers' federation OICA said on Wednesday (11 September).
BERLIN, GERMANY: The recall of millions of dishwashers that are at risk of catching fire could cost German electronics group Bosch and Siemens Hausgeraete up to €700m, the German weekly Focus reported.
BERLIN GERMANY: South Korean electronics company Samsung on Wednesday, 4 September unveiled its hotly anticipated smartwatch the Galaxy Gear, which allows users to make calls, receive texts and emails and take photos.
BERLIN, GERMANY: Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car manufacturer, said on Tuesday (30 July) it's first-half net profit plunged nearly 46% because of difficulties in the European market. The company maintained its full-year forecasts.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German top-of-the-range car manufacturer BMW expects demand for new cars in western Europe to shrink by 5.0% this year, its chief executive said in a newspaper interview on Tuesday (16 July).
BERLIN, GERMANY: Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 6,000 of its new A-class cars because of a possible flaw in the cover of the passenger-side airbag unit, the German luxury car manufacturer said on Tuesday (28 May).
FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German car manufacturer Opel, the loss-making arm of General Motors, confirmed on Wednesday (17 April) that it will phase out vehicle production at its Bochum factory at the end of next year.
HANOVER, GERMANY: From a glove that can be used as a mobile phone to a remote-controlled spy helicopter, this year's CeBIT, the world's top high-technology product fair, showcases a bewildering array of gadgets.
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Toyota group forecast Wednesday (26 December) a 22% jump in worldwide sales this year to 9.7m units. The sales are driven by surging demand which may help it regain the top spot in the global car market.