Jean Claude Trichet the ECB’s message to Dublin was the same as the message of the central bank to Belgium, to Germany, to France.

Former head of the European Central Bank, Jean Claude Trichet, has said Ireland’s decision to guarantee its banks was “justifiable”, denying he previo(...)

The Lexus LF-NX concept at the Frankfurt auto show

Lexus is the latest premium brand to join the rush to create crossover/SUV models. While its offering at Frankfurt is merely a design concept, it clea(...)

Ford’s new S-Max - albeit in concept form

Ford is potentially planning a return to the executive car sector which it abandoned when it ceased production of the Scorpio model in 1999. At Frankf(...)

New Porsche 918: hybrid finally due to enter production

Porsche has been teasing and previewing its groundbreaking electric hybrid supercar, the new 918, for three years now, ever since it showed a concept (...)

File photograph of a worker  controlling  a blast furnace at Europe’s largest steel factory  in the western German city of Duisburg. Germany’s economy crept back into growth in the first quarter of the year after a sharp contraction at the end of 2012. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters.

The German economy returned to growth in the first quarter but limp construction activity and investment brought about by a severe winter and a(...)