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  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4 PM ET Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    March 15- Editor: Christian Plumb+ 1 646 223 6200. BUENOS AIRES- Argentina's economy may be stagnant but the capital city Buenos Aires is looking better than it has in years, boosting the popularity of its mayor as he prepares to run for president in October. LOS ANGELES- "Cinderella" enchants audiences this weekend, racking up a royal $70.1 million to lead the domestic...

  • China consumer show targets Volkswagen, Nissan Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, March 15- Carmakers including Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Daimler AG were scrambling late on Sunday after China's annual consumer rights day TV show said the firms oversold repairs and spare parts to drivers. China is the world's top auto market, and media criticism can dent reputations and drag on sales. iPhone maker Apple Inc made a rare...

  • DETROIT, March 13- Delphi Automotive PLC aims to demonstrate its growing prowess in self-driving cars with what it bills as the "longest automated drive ever attempted in North America"- a 3,500- mile coast-to-coast excursion in a specially rigged Audi SQ5 that will mostly drive itself. Delphi, one of the largest suppliers of automotive electronics and safety...

  • SHANGHAI, March 13- From cut-price apple pies to free iPads, companies in China are transforming Sunday's dreaded consumer rights day into a shopping frenzy, to blunt the impact of being named and shamed in state broadcaster CCTV's annual expose. McDonald's Corp is discounting pies three years after food safety lapses made it a one-time target of the...

  • SHANGHAI, March 13- From cut-price apple pies to free iPads, companies in China are transforming Sunday's dreaded consumer rights day into a shopping frenzy, to blunt the impact of being named and shamed in state broadcaster CCTV's annual expose. McDonald's Corp is discounting pies three years after food safety lapses made it a one-time target of the...

  • VW posts record profit on China sales 'success' Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    Skyrocketing sales in China are helping Germany’s Volkswagen Group steal a lead over its other global rivals, CEO Martin Winterkorn told CNBC.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, March 11- Mercedes-Benz plans to sell more compact cars to tap the fastest growing part of India's premium car market, a move analysts say could help the German automaker overtake rival Audi as the country's top luxury car seller. Part of Daimler AG, Mercedes is closing the gap with Volkswagen-owned Audi. Last year it sold 10,201 cars in India, just...

  • It's not just the minivan—Best cars for families Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    2015 Honda CR-V

    A mix of models topped the charts in the U.S. News and World Report "Best Cars for Families" annual awards.

  • *Audi targets 2015 sales record, expects to outpace markets. INGOLSTADT, Germany, March 10- Audi's profit margins could fall again this year as it invests in its drive to overtake German rival BMW as the world's biggest seller of luxury cars, it said on Tuesday. The forecast highlights the cut-throat battle at the premium end of the auto market, where Audi has sold...

  • INGOLSTADT, Germany, March 10- Audi is targeting another year of record car sales in 2015, helped by growing demand in world markets, but said profitability could slip further amid spending on technology, models and foreign expansion. Audi, the profit engine of the Volkswagen group, aims to expand its model range to 60 upmarket cars and sport-utility vehicles by...

  • SHANGHAI, March 10- Chinese authorities have fined Procter& Gamble Co's Crest toothpaste division nearly $1 million for what regulators say is false advertising, a Shanghai watchdog said on Tuesday. Global firms like iPhone maker Apple Inc, Volkswagen AG and camera maker Nikon Corp have been caught under the regulator's glare in recent years.

  • SEOUL, March 9- Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands now so commonplace that some in Seoul's upscale Gangnam district jokingly refer to a BMW 5- series as a Hyundai Sonata. Last year, the Seoul dealership of Volkswagen unit Bentley Motors was the top global seller of...

  • BMW anybody? Carmakers to gain most from weak euro Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    BMW 3 Series

    European carmakers and chemical and tourism companies stand to gain most from the weak euro, while the airline sector looks set to be worst hit.

  • *Audi launches revamped R8 e-tron at Geneva show. *Audi still treading carefully in electric cars- analysts. At the Geneva auto show, Audi unveiled an emission-free version of its 165,000- euro R8 that can drive 450 kilometres before needing to recharge, which takes less than two hours.

  • Hot new supercars at the Geneva Motor Show Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:12 AM ET

    CNBC goes behind the scenes to bring you some of the highlights of the 85th Geneva International Motor Show.

  • Fed has 'golden' chance to tighten: Druckenmiller Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 4:32 PM ET
    Stanley Druckenmiller

    The founder of Duquesne Capital Management said that the Fed risks disrupting the U.S. economy if it waits to raise interest rates.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 27- The leader of a truth commission investigating abuses during Brazil's 1964-85 military dictatorship lambasted German automaker Volkswagen AG at a hearing on Friday for providing what he called "unsatisfactory" testimony regarding its alleged ties with the regime. In a contentious, nearly three hour-long session, Sao Paulo state...

  • Volkswagen, Embraer summoned in Brazil dictatorship probe Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Feb 26- A "truth commission" investigating crimes during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship has summoned Germany's Volkswagen AG and five local companies to testify whether their collaboration with the regime led to rights abuses. The other companies are Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA, industrial firms Grupo Aliperti and Cobrasma SA,...

  • Looks and exterior design are still the top reasons why people avoid buying a certain model, J.D. Power said. The annual J.D. Power study is one of several that taken together show that certain brands-- Lexus, Toyota and of late, General Motors' Buick and Chevrolet brands-- are getting consistently high marks, while others consistently struggle to get above average...

  • And then there was one: Bugatti sells last Veyron Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

    The last of 450 Bugatti Veyron models is set to go on display at the Geneva Motor Show next week. NBC News reports.