Seat has leaked this early outline drawing of the 2016 Ibiza, which will be based on the same shrunken MQB platform as the new Audi A1 and the next-generation VW Polo

With small hatchback sales across Europe dwindling in the face of competition from compact crossovers, many car makers are reducing their investments (...)

Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

Shares fell across the globe as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the first major eruption of violence there since a Malaysian airliner was shot do(...)

Fiat 500s: The Agnelli family’s holding firm Exor, which owns a 30 per cent stake in Fiat Chrysler, denied any talks had taken place. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Fiat Chrysler has denied a magazine report saying it is in merger talks with Volkswagen, while the German carmaker said it had no takeovers on its age(...)

The high-tech new 1.0-litre turbo petrol will be key to Corsa’s appeal

“We’re not out to create a line-up of Russian dolls.” That’s the word from Mark Adams, vice president of design at GM Europe, when quizzed about wh(...)

The 4C is distilled Alfa essence in a €69k carbon-fibre package – not for the faint of heart 2:01

Nostalgia is a dangerous thing, especially when it is inherited rather than actual. There is a sort of tribal, genetically transferred nostalgia among(...)

Microsoft looks set to be the latest company to become embroiled in a European Commission inquiry into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of multinational firms

Microsoft looks set to be the latest company to become embroiled in a European Commission inquiry into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of multinational fir(...)

A Maserati Alfieri automobile, produced by Fiat, sits on display at the company’s stand at the Geneva International Motor Show. Fiat’s board has signed off on a merger with Chrysler. Photo: Bloomberg

Fiat’s board authorised the carmaker to raise as much as €4 billion by issuing new bonds, giving the company flexibility to refinance debt as it impl(...)

 European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia announcing  a   tax probe on Apple, Starbucks and Fiat, at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

The European Commission will today present the 2014 edition of its Taxation Trends report. This report takes stock of the tax systems in the member st(...)

EU economics and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn: praised  “strength and stamina” of the Irish people but said challenges remained for the Irish economy.  Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

The fight against aggressive tax planning by multinationals will be one of the “key issues” for the European Parliament over the next five years, E(...)

EU Commissioner Olli Rehn is expected to assume a senior role in the European Parliament when he takes his seat next month.

EU Commissioner Olli Rehn has said that tackling the issue of aggressive tax planning by multinationals will be one of the “key issues” for the Eur(...)