The Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Mercedes’s head of China operations said he was still positive about the country’s car market, ‘subject to some stabilisation of the stock market’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

It has been a wearying few months for the world’s carmakers when it comes to the Chinese car market. Once touted as the cure-all saviour of the world’(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

Apple, for whom China is a key growth market, fell 3.4 per cent on Wall Street early in the day. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

The Iseq in Dublin closed down 2.7 per cent on a chastening day for European stock markets. Bourses around the continent extended the week’s sell-off (...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

 A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)

Mercedes has a vision for self-driving cars, but is is Utopia or Dystopia?

Mercedes-Benz is betting big on automated driving technology as it seeks a USP to give it an edge over rivals BMW and Audi. According to Bloomberg New(...)

Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and Chrysler,  has successfully glued together two carmakers. The question is: can he pull off the trick again? Photograph: Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times

It was called Confessions of a Capital Junkie. An industry insider said it was more like Car Industry 101. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive o(...)

Boom models include the Jeep Renegade (above), Renault’s Captur and the BMW X5

The once-troubled European car market has just posted its biggest sales rise in six years, with 1.166 million new cars sold in April.Now in its 20th c(...)

A car dashboard displaying HERE software

The contest for Nokia’s maps business HERE has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third gr(...)