Photos of  prisoners  are seen in the foreground as representatives of Mitsubishi Materials  apologise to POWs. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Mariko Lochridge in Los Angeles Construction company Mitsubishi Materials has become the first major Japanese company to apologise for using captured(...)

Samsung president of corporate affairs Sangwoo Kim: one of the speakers at  Asia Business Week

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Manufacturing car components to supply assembly lines around the world is a growing business

What do the decorative trim on the Porsche Macan, the software running the connected car technologies on the Tesla Model S and the air ducts on the(...)

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Best in class Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV For all the developments in battery and electric car technology, going electric still isn’t easy an(...)

Paul Mulvaney, executive director of innovation at the ESB: his presentation on Wednesday is likely to map out the ESB’s plan to remain the big player in Ireland’s energy pool. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography 2015

Paul Mulvaney is busy in his first floor office at ESB’s headquarters, putting the finishing touches to a presentation on how the one-time State-backe(...)

Toyota and Nissan recalling thousands of cars: The move is the latest in a series of recalls involving airbag inflators made by Japanese parts supplier Takata.

Toyota and Nissan are recalling thousands of cars in Ireland as part of a global recall of 6.5 million vehicles over potentially faulty airbags. The m(...)

“R u Mine?” That’s the Arctic Monkeys-inspired query hot hatch aficionados have been asking themselves since it was decided in 2002 that the GTI ju(...)

A demonstrator taking part in a protest against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff in Rio this month. This latest police operation highlights the increasing confidence of anticorruption authorities in Brazil to tackle the problem but also the entrenched nature of graft in Brazil. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Federal police in Brazil say they have uncovered a major corruption scheme inside the country’s finance ministry that allowed prominent local companie(...)

Electric cars could go longer between plugs if LG Chem’s technology works.

Electric cars have had more false dawns than a French & Saunders fancy dress contest. We’ve been told, repeatedly, that battery power is the futur(...)

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In numbers: Neeson goes green 3 million Number of Facebook fans of Tourism Ireland, which this week shared a 60-second film in which movie star Liam N(...)