Articles by Michael Shields



Russians Lift Flagging Car Market

  • 11 January 07
  • Reuters
Automakers love people like Nina Shabalkina, whose decision to buy a new car helps make her native Russia one of the few bright spots in what promises to be a rather dreary 2007 European automotive market.

BMW Anticipates Record 2006 Sales

  • 04 May 06
  • Reuters
BMW on Wednesday forecast record 2006 sales and earnings even without one-off gains as it uses brisk volume growth and efficiency improvements to counter the strong euro and high raw materials prices.

Expected Deal on Moscow VW Plant Stalls

  • 22 December 04
  • Reuters
Volkswagen's plans to assemble cars in the fast-growing Russian market stalled Tuesday when the leaders of Russia and Germany failed to clinch an agreement on the project, Europe's largest carmaker said.

Swiss Banks Decry Decision By New York to Limit Ties

Holocaust Book Sparks New Debate

Germany Seeks Iran Spy Chief's Arrest

Chancellor Cautioned On Yeltsin

German Cabinet Backs Jets for Bosnia

German SPD, Greens Eye Coalition

Turkey Seeks to Assuage World Fears

Pentagon: Russia, West Must Talk

Tight Budget Faces Hungary's Poll Winner

A Taxing Lesson For Hungary