The Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Mercedes’s head of China operations said he was still positive about the country’s car market, ‘subject to some stabilisation of the stock market’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

It has been a wearying few months for the world’s carmakers when it comes to the Chinese car market. Once touted as the cure-all saviour of the world’(...)

The curse of the coupe crossover strikes again. Where BMW led with its X6, Mercedes has chosen to follow. And the end result is as oddball and ridicul(...)

New direction: BMW’s next generation of its 4 Series convertible is expected to return to a soft-top

When first launched on the 1995 Mercedes-Benz SLK, the idea of a folding steel roof seemed too obvious and so clever that palms were slapped on forehe(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

 Rory McIlroy at Whistling Straits: “I feel like I can be very competitive for the next few weeks.” Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If Rory McIlroy departed this 97th edition of the US PGA Championship empty-handed, with no further addition to his trophy cabinet, at least he did (...)

A Tesla  Model S P85D vehicle sits plugged in at a charging station in Nephi, Utah

Electric car and battery maker Tesla said it was looking to raise about $642.5 million through a share sale, above the $500 million it announced on Th(...)

Apple, for whom China is a key growth market, fell 3.4 per cent on Wall Street early in the day. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

The Iseq in Dublin closed down 2.7 per cent on a chastening day for European stock markets. Bourses around the continent extended the week’s sell-off (...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

Shane Lowry is hopeful his breakthrough win in the WGC-Bridgestone invitational will open the floodgates for more success. Photograph: Getty 0:38

Ireland’s Shane Lowry believes his breakthrough win on the PGA Tour will kick-start the next level of his career. The 28-year-old admits his frustrati(...)

BMW Financial Services Ireland offers finance and leasing deals to BMW and Mini customers

BMW’s finance arm in Ireland recorded a 41.5 per cent rise in profits last year. Accounts for BMW Financial Services Ireland show a profit of €9.12 mi(...)