US president Donald Trump: set to meet Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

European stocks declined for the first time in five days, with cyclical shares leading losses, as investors assessed the longest run of quarterly gai(...)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts driver to low tyre pressure in a specific tyre

Europe’s car makers are coming under fire once again for wriggling around the edges of legislation, but this time it’s on safety grounds, not environm(...)

 Prime minister with a plan: “Thus far, the UK government has published a detailed White Paper setting out its policy objectives for Brexit.” Photograph: Jane Barlow/AFP/Getty Images

I experienced first-hand the turmoil of mass job losses in 1984, when the British Leyland car assembly plant in which I worked closed. I was among the(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European indices sank on Tuesday after four days of gains, weighed down by bank and energy stocks, as well as uncertainty over elections in the Nether(...)

Matthias Mueller, chief executive officer of Volkswagen AG, said the company is more open than it used to be to a potential tie-up with Fiat Chrysler. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Volkswagen left the door open to a potential tie-up with Fiat Chrysler or another rival on Tuesday, as a drop in operating profit at its biggest car b(...)

Peugeot chief executive Jean-Philippe Imparato with the  Car of the Year award. Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

From hell to heaven is how Peugeot’s chief executive described the brand’s victory in Europe’s Car of the Year awards. Peugeot’s Jean-Philippe Imparat(...)

France’s PSA Group is set to announce a deal to buy Opel from General Motors on Monday after striking an agreement with the U.S. carmaker and winning(...)

Companies that employ less than 50 make up more than 98 per cent of all businesses in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

When people say small businesses are the backbone of the Irish economy, they’re not kidding. Companies that employ less than 50 make up more than 98 p(...)

In some ways, PSA itself is taking a massive risk here. Opel has lost money every year since 1999, and has drained General Motors’ coffers to the tune of some €8-billion in just the last eight years.

So, with PSA Group, the company that owns and operates the Peugeot, DS and Citroen brands, taking over Opel from its current owners, General Motors, w(...)

European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told an Oireachtas committee that ‘fighting aggressive tax planning practices should make countries such as Ireland and others an even better place in which to invest’. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett found himself in unfamiliar territory this week as he took his turn to question E(...)