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Adidas profits hurt by strong euro

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, says that earnings are down in the first quarter, hit by unfavourable exchange rates and the strong euro.

8 May 2014 09:04


BMW recalls 500 000 cars worldwide

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German's BMW is recalling almost half a million vehicles worldwide because of an engine part defect, a company spokesman said.

14 Apr 2014 12:04


Audi to invest €22bn in new models and technology

BERLIN, GERMANY: Audi, the top-of-the-range car manufacturer owned by Volkswagen, announced a massive investment programme in new models and technology over the next five years.

31 Dec 2013 07:19


Daimler teams up with Aston Martin on engines

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German car company Daimler said it will team up with Aston Martin to build new engines for the British luxury brand's next generation of models.

20 Dec 2013 08:43


GM to dump Chevrolet brand in Europe by 2016

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: - US company General Motors will drop its Chevrolet brand from the European market by 2016, citing the prevailing and difficult economic situation for the decision.

6 Dec 2013 11:15


German TV maker Loewe files for bankruptcy

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.

2 Oct 2013 07:31


Siemens to cut 15 000 jobs next year

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.

1 Oct 2013 09:46


Volkswagen to de-list from London Stock Exchange

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German manufacturer Volkswagen plans to withdraw its shares from trading on the London Stock Exchange later this month.

1 Oct 2013 09:35


Emerging markets drive up global car sales

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).

12 Sep 2013 08:22


European car buyers enjoying price wars says analysts

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The European car market may be slowly showing signs of stabilising after years of crisis but cut-throat price wars still offer car buyers the chance to snap up a bargain.

12 Sep 2013 07:17


Dishwasher recall could cost Bosch-Siemens €700m

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.

9 Sep 2013 11:48


Samsung launches Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin

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.

6 Sep 2013 07:41


Strong Chinese demand to pull global car market: Moody's

PARIS, FRANCE: Global car sales will grow by 4.8% next year pulled by unexpectedly strong demand in China, the credit rating agency Moody's forecast on Wednesday (4 September).

6 Sep 2013 07:30


Volkswagen's profits fall almost 46%

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.

1 Aug 2013 07:43


Bentley planning a sport-utility model

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Luxury car manufacturer Bentley, a unit of German company Volkswagen, said on Tuesday, 23 July it will go ahead with plans to launch a sport-utility vehicle in 2016.

24 Jul 2013 09:10


BMW sales likely to be down by 7%

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).

16 Jul 2013 12:07


Mercedes recalls 6,000 A-class cars

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).

30 May 2013 10:36


Opel will close its Bochum plant

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.

18 Apr 2013 08:24


Audi reports record sales for 2012

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Vehicle manufacturer Audi, the top-of-the-range subsidiary of Volkswagen, reported record sales in 2012 and hopes to achieve further growth this year.

13 Mar 2013 06:42


Gadgets and gizmos at Hanover fair

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.

6 Mar 2013 07:34


Net profits of €21.7bn for VW

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Volkswagen, Europe's largest car manufacturing company, said last Friday (22 February) that its net profit rose by more the 40% last year on higher vehicle sales.

25 Feb 2013 08:23


BMW recalls 750,000 cars with battery fault

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German luxury car manufacturer BMW is recalling about 750,000 cars worldwide over potential electrical problems, a spokesman said on Tuesday (19 February).

20 Feb 2013 08:03


Mercedes sets new sales record for 2012

BERLIN, GERMANY: Luxury German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz said on Friday (4 January) it had achieved record sales in 2012, driven by accelerating growth in China and the United States.

7 Jan 2013 09:48


BMW claims record sales for 2012

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German top-of-the-range car manufacturer BMW sold a record 1.8m vehicles in 2012 according to the company's chief financial officer Friedrich Eichiner.

28 Dec 2012 10:31


Toyota may regain top spot in car market

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.

27 Dec 2012 10:25


Opel's Bochum plant to stop making cars

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Opel, the loss-making German arm of US car manufacturer General Motors, said Monday (10 December) it would halt production at its Bochum plant in 2016 but pledged to keep it running as a parts distribution centre.

11 Dec 2012 07:50


1,000 people axed at Nokia Siemens

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Finnish and German engineering giants Nokia and Siemens, said on Wednesday (5 December) it is shutting down one of its German units with the potential loss of 1,000 jobs.

7 Dec 2012 06:11


SA crude steel production falls 13.7%

South African crude steel production fell 13.7% year on year in November to an estimated 550 000 metric tons, latest figures from the World Steel Association reveal.

6 Jan 2012 07:25


Escalating crisis having an impact on Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Faced with the ongoing debate about a Greek bailout and the worsening debt crisis in France and Italy, European consumers are noticeably unsettled once again.

25 Oct 2011 10:36


Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.

29 Mar 2011 08:50

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