Consumer Confidence Waivers in Germany

German consumers continue to express “very pronounced” willingness to buy. But a closely tracked index of their confidence in the future fell for the fourth consecutive month, indicating a rising sense of caution among buyers.


Mercedes Touts Three-Prong Approach to Production

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit tells Bloomberg News it will manage capacity expansion with a three-option system that includes working with joint ventures, hiring contract assemblers and adding its own facilities when necessary.