Has emissions scandal affected US consumers? Apple's quarterly figures beat expectations
A pre-election poll suggests Germans have fallen out of love with their diesel cars, and the politicians who let "dieselgate" unfold right under their noses. "Made in Germany" no longer means what it once did.
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
Two years of leaks about emissions cheating and pollution fears have damaged Germany's standing as the world leader in car production. But analysts think the scandal could have surprising positives for the industry.
Three bosses of five German car firms accused of secretly meeting since the 1990s to set collective lower-than-regulated quality standards have called the claims speculative. Spiegel made the allegations on Friday.
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