ROUNDUP: Duty-free shop operator Dufry wants to buy Autogrill group
BASEL/ROZZANO – The Swiss travel goods retailer Dufry, known for its duty-free shops wants the Italian motorway service station operator Autogrill take over. With a turnover of around 6.5 billion euros, this would create one of the world’s largest retailers in the travel sector, both companies announced on Monday night. The focus should remain on business at airports. The news was mixed on the stock market. Unusually, potential buyer Dufry rose, while shares in sought-after Autogrill fell.
ROUNDUP: Nordex wants more fresh money from investors – share plummets
HAMBURG – The wind turbine manufacturer Nordex gets fresh money from investors again. This time, a gross amount of 212 million euros is to flow into the cash register through a capital increase with subscription rights, as the company announced on Sunday evening in Hamburg. Most recently, Nordex had a private placement with its major Spanish shareholder Acciona two weeks ago
announced, which should bring in a good 139 million euros gross. The news was badly received on the financial market.
Mercedes-Benz suffers from lockdowns and semiconductor shortages on sales
STUTTGART – The ongoing shortage of semiconductors and corona lockdowns in Asia have affected the car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz sales slowed down again in the second quarter. So the Dax group sold in the months of April to June around 490,000 cars of his main brand and thus 16 percent less than a year earlier, as he announced on Monday in Stuttgart. This time, the particularly lucrative top models were also affected to the same extent, especially the sports car subsidiary AMG lacked electronic chips. Looking at the first half of the year as a whole, things are hardly looking any better: at 985,200 vehicles, Mercedes passenger car sales in the months from January to June were 15 percent lower than in the same period last year.
Automaker sales in China recover even more strongly in June
BEIJING – The recent recovery in the Chinese auto market is having an even stronger impact on sales of new vehicles to dealers than previously thought. Around 2.50 million cars and heavy commercial vehicles were sold to dealers in June, 23.8 percent more than a year earlier, according to the manufacturer association CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) on Monday. That was a little more than announced in the preliminary figures from last week. Cars increased particularly strongly with an increase of 41 percent to 2.22 million units. In addition, the industry association PCA announced an increase in deliveries to end customers by 22 percent to 1.97 million cars on Friday.
Finland against further financial help to Uniper from Fortum
HELSINKI – Unlike the federal government, the Finnish government has no hope that Uniper’s majority shareholder Fortum further involved in the rescue measures for the struggling German energy company. As Fortum’s majority shareholder, the Finnish government does not see it as possible for the group to invest more in Uniper, Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen, who also oversees Finnish state holdings, told the Finnish news agency STT. Fortum has already shown its commitment. The Finnish state holds a good 50 percent of Fortum shares.
Works council and Verdi oppose the breakup of Uniper
BERLIN/DÜSSELDORF – In the debate about the future of the troubled energy supplier Uniper The Uniper works council and the Verdi trade union have spoken out against breaking up Germany’s largest gas importer. The chairman of the group works council, Harald Seegatz, warned on Monday in an interview with the German Press Agency that such a step would only bring uncertainty for the employees. It is better than bundling the risks in a small unit to spread the risk across all business units.
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-SAS pilots interrupt strike for supply flight to Spitsbergen
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-More than 2800 customers join lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz
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-ROUNDUP: Hospitality losers from pandemic – staff migrating to retail
-Ebay classifieds removes ‘Ebay’ from company names
-Textile trade does not expect a return to the pre-crisis level in 2022 either
-ROUNDUP: British postal workers strike for bigger pay rises
-ROUNDUP: Deutsche Bahn stops criticized sale of station buildings
-Bahn wants to connect 13 European metropolises by night train
-British government plans no excess profit tax for power generators for the time being
-Study: Real estate popular with insurers – concerns about interest rate turnaround
-Saar transformation network for the automotive industry at the start
-EU authorities recommend further booster vaccinations for everyone over 60
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