DAX dragged down as car scandal widens

German stock market index DAX dropped by -1.96%  on Thursday, as news emerged that Munich-based car manufacturer BMW as equally affected by the emmissions scandal.

BMW stocks crashed by -6.69%, according to Deutsche Börse, following a report by German consumer magazine Auto Bild that BMW cars had equally failed to comply with the requirements of US environmental agency EPA.

Within the German stock market index, BMW is weighted slightly higher, at 3.48%, compared to VW, which currently makes 3.21% of the index.

Following the resignation of VW boss Winterkorn, share prices improved gradually to 0.20%.

Share price changes are based on Deutsche Börse data at 1.00pm Central European Time

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