It's showtime! - At the Los Angeles Auto Show, German manufacturers are bucking for a piece of the American car-sales pie. Pimp my car - the new little Skoda Fabia has been spruced up and is ready to challenge competitors. And: Be different - with the XC60, Volvo wants to combine the SUV and intelligence.
Germany's big companies are wondering what to do with the solid profits they've made recently and planning to raise their dividends next year, paying out profit to shareholders rather than reinvesting it, as they fear banks might charge them penalty interest.