After weathering a dry period for the past few years, automobile makers saw an increase in sales of 1.4 million cars in September alone, particularly in the troubled economies of Southern Europe. Can VW sustain the momentum?
Cars, and diesel vehicles in particular, are German moralists' No.1 enemy at present. There's much talk about bans and quotas. To what extent will this lead towards a planned economy, DW's Henrik Böhme asks.
Can the diesel engine still be saved? The automotive industry is hopeful, unions are demanding it and environmental groups are against it. Politicians are looking for a common thread. Sabine Kinkartz from Berlin.
The German premium carmaker has renewed a claim that it doesn't use illegal software to artificially lower the emissions in some of its diesel vehicles, as German authorities are taking a closer look into Daimler cars.
The International Monetary Fund has said it believes in an even broader economic upswing globally in the years ahead. The lender's latest revision of its quarterly growth outlook also bodes well for the eurozone.
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