A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom  in central Beijing. Since July,  BMW is among at least seven foreign carmakers that have announced price cuts following the NDRC investigation, in an attempt to stave off accusations of anticompetitive behaviour. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is dark after(...)

 Gardaí and crime scene investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting  at Botherboy Saggart, Co Dublin. Andy Connors  was shot dead in his home  on Monday  night.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Locals in the village of Saggart were “shocked” to hear a man had been shot in front of his children at his home while many of them were inside watch(...)

A family dog pictured yesterday morning at the scene of the fatal shooting on Tuesday night in Saggart, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins.

A man who died after being shot at his west Dublin home in front of his wife and children had been involved in a fight with a prominent dissident rep(...)

 Hold onto your hat. Phil Mickelson believes that Rory McIlroy’s recent run of wins may continue. Photograph:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson admits Rory McIlroy will be difficult to beat heading into the FedExCup play-offs in New Jersey. The PGA Tour begins its four-tourname(...)

In the past two years, BMW has embraced small electric cars, created a people carrier and even adopted front-wheel drive. It’s no wonder purists are c(...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

A new Mercedes-Benz car is seen at a parking lot outside a dealership in Beijing. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing regulators. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency r(...)

Peter Soutter’s Good Travel Software is about to launch a yield management and fleet-balancing system

OLIVE KEOGH Car sharing is in its infancy here but it’s big business in other countries where car manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes operate their(...)

Toyota’s FT-1 concept, which supposedly showcases the future design direction of the next generation Supra

BMW fans will have Toyota’s next Supra to thank for the third-generation Z4, which will arrive as a conventional rear-drive, turbocharged roadster bef(...)

The world’s leading luxury carmaker BMW posted a bigger-than-forecast 27-per-cent gain in second-quarter profit  with the group aiming for record sales this year.Photograph: EPA/ARMIN WEIGEL

New models and strong sales in China helped BMW to beat second-quarter profit forecasts and keep it on track to remain the world’s biggest luxury carm(...)