Taking Stock 

An industry in the dock

Mark Robinson

An industry in the dock

Dieselgate rumbles on. On the day when the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom seemingly increased the chances of the UK remaining in the European Union (EU), thereby guaranteeing tariff-free access for German automakers, it emerged that prosecutors in Lower Saxony have filed charges against Volkswagen AG (VOW:Xetra) chief executive Herbert Diess, chairman Hans Dieter Potsch and former head honcho Martin Winterkorn for allegedly misleading shareholders in the lead-up to the 2015 emissions scandal.

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