European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:  the  European Commission has approved Siemens’s planned $7.6 billion acquisition of Dresser-Rand. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Commission approved Siemens’s planned $7.6 billion acquisition of Dresser-Rand after deciding that the deal won’t hamper competition in t(...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)

Since Stuxnet’s exposure in 2010, 20 countries have announced digital warfare programmes

The Stuxnet computer worm temporarily succeeded in its goal of crippling Iran’s controversial uranium enrichment programme but, as the world’s first d(...)

Half of the new job cuts will come in Germany Photograph: Reuters

German industrial group Siemens posted a slightly larger-than-expected 5 per cent drop in quarterly industrial profit as a weak result at its digital(...)

Number 51 Powerscourt, on Mount Street Crescent, was intended as an art gallery with a penthouse overhead. The partially completed site was purchased(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Glass halogen light tubes are heated before cutting at the Royal Philips   automotive lighting factory in Aachen, Germany. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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