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. 
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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(...)

Cars produced by foreign automobile-makers at a dealership in Moscow. Russia may tighten sanctions against western nations to include a ban on imports of cars.

Russia may tighten retaliatory sanctions against western nations to include a ban on car imports if the US and the EU impose additional sanctions on M(...)

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(...)

Emailing when away, I reasoned, is inevitable, mildly useful, and fine so long as you use the drug in moderation, says Lucy Kellaway.

On most things about working life, most people agree. Diversity is good; bankers’ bonuses are bad; creativity is good, box ticking is bad, and so on.B(...)