Ex-Porsche executive arrested in Audi emissions probe
Sep 30, 2017, 15:40
As Reuters reports, VW shares fell as much as 3% on Friday, as traders and analysts expressed dismay that the company was still booking charges for the scandal. As The Wall Street Journal pointed out, however, VW spins off enough cash to pay the costs of the diesel scandal, but that spending hampers its ability to invest in innovation.
In late 2016, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the USA government over the diesel scandal and agreed to pay almost $25 billion in fines, penalties and compensation, after it settled a number of civil lawsuits.
VW first admitted in September 2015 that it had used illegal software to cheat USA emissions tests. The scandal has now cost the company around $30 billion. Two Volkswagen employees have also faced charges in the USA, with one sentenced to just over three years in prison.
Volkswagen made the announcement prior to the third quarter earnings report, scheduled to be released on October 27. Still, the investment vehicle for the descendants of the VW Beetle's creator stuck to a forecast for net income of at least 2.1 billion euros this year.
Volkswagen said on September 29 it was increasing provisions related to its Dieselgate scandal by 2.5 billion euros.
VW faces an array of legal challenges in Germany and worldwide relating to the software, installed mainly in own- brand vehicles but also in cars made by Audi, Skoda and Seat, among its stable of 12 brands. The fix is taking longer and some cars had to be worked on a few times.
The new charge comes 15 months after Volkswagen and US regulators and law enforcement agencies agreed on a program by which the company agreed to buy back or fix about 50,000 Volkswagen and Audi models. The hit will wipe out more than half of Volkswagen's projected 4.45 billion euros in earnings for the period, according to three analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Hatz was a close ally of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn and, if confirmed, his arrest would make him the highest VW employee taken into custody by prosecutors, who earlier this year arrested an Audi engineer.
Air traffic control's systems went down at 5.20am, grounding thousands of passengers at the start of school holidays. A power outage at Sydney Airport air traffic control has delayed or diverted 34 domestic flights this morning .
He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh. "One BSF trooper has been killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers". Parekh, said Pakistani soldiers fired mortar shells and automatic rifles at five locations in Arnia sector on Friday.
He was detained by Kurdish peshmerga forces in northern Iraq in March 2016 and turned over to USA authorities. In this case the proper authorities would be the equivalent of the department of state in the country.
Natalia Manteiga waited outside a supermarket Wednesday in Old San Juan that was letting in a few people at a time. Aubrey's cough turned intense and when she started vomiting, Alicea says, he rushed her to the hospital at 4 a.m.
CTBTO said Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post that the group detected two seismic events on Saturday. Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on the possibility of a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific.
Mr McNaught said Auckland Airport had been hit the hardest because it was exclusively supplied by the Marsden Point pipeline. It appeared heavy equipment had dent the pipe and removed the protective coating, Mr Post said in a statement .
The main opposition Democratic Party has been suffering in the polls, with only eight percent of voters planning to vote for them. Mr Abe said: "I expect opposition criticism is going to focus on (the scandals), and it's going to be a very hard election".
Last month , a woman was killed in Marseille when a man deliberately drove a vehicle into two bus stops. French authorities are not investigating the acid attack as an act of terrorism for the time being.
Leishman already has 18 birdies in 36 holes at Conway Farms, where the scoring average was a shade under 69 through two rounds. So, hopefully I can keep doing what I'm doing. "We were trying to land it 182 (yards) and I kind of pushed it".
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His and Pakistan's only hundred in a Twenty20 worldwide had come against Bangladesh during the World Twenty20 tournament in 2014. Pakistan will now play the series-decider third and final T-20 clash against World XI at the same venue tomorrow.
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