Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer will become chairman of the carmaker’s supervisory board. Photograph: Tobias Hase/EPA

German carmaker BMW and larger rival Volkswagen announced surprise changes to top management on Tuesday, with the veteran CEO of the Munich-based luxu(...)

Car makers’ fuel claims are saving them R&D costs but penalising drivers at the pump.

Car makers are lining their own pockets by not having to expend extra R&D money on fuel saving technology, and passing the cost on to the motorist(...)

Olof Persson, chief executive officer of Volvo AB. Photographer: Erik Abel/Bloomberg

Volvo jumped the most in more than four years in Stockholm trading as the Swedish truckmaker increased a cost-reduction target by 54 per cent and repo(...)

Nice moves in the airlines, with Aer Lingus and Ryanair both climbing.Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A rebound on Wall Street buoyed global equity markets yesterday, but lingering anxiety over world economic growth pushed US and German bond prices hi(...)

 Burberry Group dropped the most in a year after the UK’s largest luxury-goods maker said it expects a difficult environment to weigh on profitability this year. 
Photo: Bloomberg

European stocks erased their decline, pulling out of an eight-month low, as a rally in commodity companies and carmakers offset a slump in German inv(...)

Is the five-and-a-half-year US bull market breaking down?Nobody rings a bell when the market peaks, but this ageing bull is certainly tiring. Accordin(...)

Andy Palmer: led cooperation between Infiniti and Daimler, which has a 4 per cent stake in Aston Martin. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

Nissan turned down proposals by senior executive Andy Palmer to invest in Aston Martin before Palmer jumped ship to lead the British sportscar maker, (...)

A policeman works in heavy smog in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Breakneck economic growth and widescale urbanisation of recent years has transformed China into the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, and c(...)

Wang Chuanfu, chairman of BYD, a Chinese electric-car maker partially owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, described the  recently introduced  beneficial policies for EVs as “unprecedented”. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

China is considering providing 100 billion yuan (€412 billion) in government funding to build electric-vehicle (EV) charging facilities and spur deman(...)