Adidas trainers

Three stripes and you’re not out: Adidas loses bid to be ‘shoe-nique’

ADIDAS has failed to expand its trademark three-stripe design in Europe because it isn’t distinctive enough. (Click here to see stock prices for the companies...
Ford Explorer 2014 model

Another huge recall by Ford, and $180m bill will hit company hard

FORD Motor Company has recalled more than a million sport utility vehicles in north America for a suspension fault which could increase the risk...
Tesla Model 3 2018

Tesla shuts showrooms and moves to online sales in bid to bring down Model...

TESLA is cutting prices and closing showroom doors in a dramatic bid to remain viable. (Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned...
Etihad Airbus A380

Airborne behemoth to go extinct as orders fall — and smaller craft begin ruling...

Future A380 orders cut by Emirates, putting up to 3,500 Airbus jobs in doubt (Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned in...
Land Rover Discovery Assembly Line

Red alert from UK’s car industry as it ponders threat of no-deal Brexit

A WARNING light is flickering on the dashboard of the UK car industry as it trundles helplessly towards the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The...
AMRC Training Centre

Merchant bankers pitch in to help funding for apprentices

THE NEXT generation of engineers – hopefully brimming with energy and fresh ideas – is taking steps down the education path at Britain’s AMRC...
TPP-11 signatories

To TTP or not to TTP

BV staffer Richard Thomas peruses the latest development in the on-going saga of Britain’s EU-exit — and discovers new potential for UK trade In an...
Rolls Royce Engine

Rolls-Royce forced to cut more than 4,000 jobs in major reorganisation

Despite pre-tax profit turnaround over 2016, aerospace manufacturing giant says it must trim middle-management positions ICONIC British engineering firm Rolls-Royce is cutting 4,600 jobs over...
Trade War US vs EU

Trade war ‘almost inevitable’ as Trump’s steel tariffs start to bite

Countries line-up to target US products with their own retaliatory taxes. HAL WILLIAMS reports EUROPE, Canada and Mexico are girding their loins for a trade...
Steel Trade

EU steels itself for trade battle as 25 percent US tariffs take effect

THE EU – the world's second-largest steel producer after China – is preparing to confront US tariffs on steel imports due to come into...