Apple made a record profit in the final three months of last year, with CEO Tim Cook calling it the "biggest quarter in the company's history." But the stellar numbers obscure a trend likely to be worrying the company.
German carmaker Daimler has reported a significant drop in bottom-line profit for the third quarter. It attributed the result to a number of one-off effects, including the introduction of a new emissions test cycle.
Volkswagen has seen net profits for the third quarter of 2018 more than double from the same period last year. The figures suggest that VW is pulling itself out of crisis following its emissions-cheating scandal.
The high demand for residency and citizenship in EU member states has created a market for corrupt national officials to forge documents and pocket the money. Governments even profit on selling citizenship or residency.
The iPhone maker is now worth a trillion dollars on the stock market, the first US company to ever to achieve this prize. But does this market valuation really reflect the company's success?
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