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Aluminium foundry fights for survival in European gas crisis

(Removes incorrect reference in paragraph 2 to 12.3 million euro gas bill) * Family-owned aluminium foundry trials new shift pattern * Plan to maintain production and reduce gas usage * Carmakers warn output cuts inevitable if suppliers close * New gas-free technologies will take years to scale up * Suppliers need more help to innovate, industry says By Victoria Waldersee and Martin Schlicht SOLTAU, Germany, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Shouting over the clanging of machinery, Gerd Roeders is reluctantly p
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Carmakers start to see weaker demand amid inflation squeeze

By Victoria Waldersee BERLIN, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Carmakers are reporting lower demand in Europe and North America amid what analysts say is growing evidence that consumers are balking at higher prices and keeping their cash for necessities. Although some upmarket brands like Ferrari RACE.MI and Mercedes MBGn.DE have raised sales forecasts due to continued high demand for top end models, the outlook for the bulk of the industry is bleaker.
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Drinkers, smokers seek respite from gloom by trading up

By Richa Naidu LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - Soaring inflation has made life harder for most of the world - but some people are still smoking expensive cigarettes and doing shots of fancy tequila. From British American Tobacco BATS.L to Tanqueray gin maker Diageo DGE.L , cigarette and alcohol companies cited strong demand for high-end products people can't seem to shake when they reported results this week.
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Drinkers, smokers seek respite from gloom by trading up

By Richa Naidu LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - Soaring inflation has made life harder for most of the world - but some people are still smoking expensive cigarettes and doing shots of fancy tequila. From British American Tobacco BATS.L to Tanqueray gin maker Diageo DGE.L , cigarette and alcohol companies cited strong demand for high-end products people can't seem to shake when they reported results this week.
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German firms weigh options to save gas, warn may need to cut output

* Germany's export industries brace for further gas cuts * Chemical industry can save 2%-3% of gas by fuel switch * Engineering firms could cope with 20%-40% less gas in short term * Further savings will mean lower production, companies warn * Gas-auctioning government platform to go online in October By Victoria Waldersee and Riham Alkousaa BERLIN, July 26 (Reuters) - German firms are attempting to reduce gas use in response to a government plea to spare reserves, but savings may be limited wit
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