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 A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will launch the first of a new range of Alfa Romeo cars on Wednesday, the lynchpin of its turnaround plan and potentially an opportunity to attract a cash-rich merger partner.

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Commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici gives a press conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels.  The Commission presented an Action Plan for Fair and Efficient Corporate Taxation in the EU

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Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

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Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler: looking for  consolidation in the  industry, saying carmakers need to bring down the costs of producing electric cars and self-driving technology. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

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