Volkswagen AG

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A decade ago, Matthias Wissman became head of the VDA, the German auto industry’s lobby group, a high-profile position requiring guile, brass neck and an enviable contacts book. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Matthias Wissmann glides into the Berlin conference room with a choirboy smile, owlish eyes behind round glasses and chestnut brown hair that belies h(...)

Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the US. Photograph: Joe Wilsens/EPA

A US-based Volkswagen executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 (€339,000) by a judge on Wednes(...)

The BMW all-electric i Vision Dynamics concept car: the supply of battery metals is coming under greater scrutiny as electric car sales are up 63 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier. Photograph: Reuters

From “feng shui copper” to low-carbon aluminium, the green energy revolution is jolting global commodity markets and spurring demand for higher-qualit(...)

Deutsche Umwelthilfe director  Juergen Resch and traffic expert Axel Friedrich at a press conference in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

BMW has denied that engine management software shut off a system filtering nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in some of its diesel cars after a German e(...)

Nurse Eithne Higgins took the case against VW over the emissions problem.

A woman’s action arising from the Volkswagen car emissions scandal should not be further heard by Judge Mary Devins at Castlebar District Court for r(...)

That the Seat Leon plays second fiddle to the Volkswagen Golf is inevitable. While VW is happy to share its engines and chassis with the Spanish subsi(...)

Michael Horgan, and Michèle O’Gorman, directors of Ciall and Karl Flannery, ceo Storm Technology. Photograph: Conor Healy

Storm Technology, a business technology consultancy specialising in Microsoft products, has acquired Dublin-based tech solutions company Ciall for an (...)

The proceedings first came before the District Court in May 2016. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

A High Court judge is due to rule next week on proceedings by Volkswagen aimed at preventing a woman’s action arising from its emissions scandal conti(...)

German share price index, DAX board,  in Frankfurt,  November 21st. Photograph: Reuters/Staff/Remote

Major world stock markets rose and government bond yields fell on Tuesday as a combination of strong corporate profits, steady global growth and low i(...)

Iseq bucks trend to finish higher

European shares struggled in the final trading session of the week, as Thursday’s bounce proved to have little staying power. The Stoxx Europe 600 Ind(...)

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