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ROUNDUP 2: Savings plans at Daimler should cost significantly more jobs

STUTTGART – The automaker Daimler has to save even more because of the corona crisis and now wants to cut significantly more jobs than previously known. In addition, the Group no longer rules out operational layoffs. Chief Human Resources Officer Wilfried Porth still does not name a specific number of jobs that are to be eliminated. However, the 10,000 or even 15,000 discussed so far in public are not enough. “The new number is definitely bigger than the two,” he told the German Press Agency. “And we needed them to prevent operational termination.” He accused the works council of lacking courtesy.

ROUNDUP: Evonik’s business performed better than expected in the second quarter

DSSELDORF – The corona crisis has not hit the specialty chemicals group Evonik as hard as feared in recent months. “The business went better in the second quarter than announced in May,” said Christian Kullmann, CEO of the “Rheinische Post” (Saturday edition). “So our business with additives for animal feed (methionine) benefited from the increasing demand for poultry. In addition, additives for disinfectants, hygiene products and toothpaste are being torn out of our hands.” In the crisis there is an increasing need for hygiene.

Final step in the Innogy takeover by Eon: Czech subsidiary sold

ESSEN – The takeover of the RWE subsidiary Innogy (innogy SE) by industry colleague Eon (EON SE) has finally been completed. An agreement was reached with the Hungarian energy supplier MVM on the sale of Innogy Ceska Republika and thus the entire Czech electricity and gas business in the end customer segment, Eon said in Essen this weekend. No information was given on the purchase price.

ROUNDUP: ‘Walt Disney World’ theme park reopened despite Corona crisis

ORLANDO – Despite the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the US state of Florida, the amusement park “Walt Disney (Walt Disney) World” has opened its doors again to visitors. “The Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park are now open,” said the website of the theme park near the city of Orlando on Saturday. At the entrance, the body temperature was measured and distance and hygiene rules had to be observed, it said. “It will be different from the last time you visited us. But together we can find new ways to create magical moments – and precious memories.”

ROUNDUP: Tesla initially plans with up to 10,500 employees for a new factory

BERLIN – The US electric car manufacturer Tesla initially expects up to 10,500 employees to work in shifts for its planned first factory in Europe near Berlin. According to information from industry circles, between 3000 and 3500 employees are to work in one shift, three shifts per day are planned. The company is currently still looking for specialists. In Tesla’s application for environmental approval, different information is given on the number of employees per shift. There is also talk of up to 12,000 direct jobs, including a number of apprenticeships.

Airbag problem: Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 cars in the United States

AUBURN HILLS – The Italian-American car company Fiat Chrysler (Fiat Chrysler (FCA)) has to recall numerous cars in the USA due to a possible airbag defect. The company warned on Friday about 925 239 older models, in which parts of the airbag covers above the steering wheel can be released and, when the air cushions are activated, shoot out like projectiles. Fiat Chrysler is known to have known 14 injuries related to the problem, it said. The defect is reminiscent of the airbag scandal by the insolvent Japanese manufacturer Takata. However, Fiat Chrysler emphasized that the parts are not from its production.

The bankruptcy trustee sued former executives of the kitchen builder Alno

PFULLENDORF – In the course of working up the Alno bankruptcy, bankruptcy administrator Martin Hrmann is now suing former executives of the kitchen manufacturer. “The review of the numerous liability claims against former board members, members of the supervisory board and managing directors of subsidiaries has already largely been completed,” said a spokesman for the German press agency, Mr. Hrmanns. “And in one case, the insolvency administrator brought an action against three former members of the board of directors on June 30, 2020.” He did not say who it is and how high the claims are.

Major US newspaper group McClatchy to go to hedge funds

WASHINGTON – One of the largest US newspaper groups with numerous local newspapers is said to go to the Chatham Asset Management hedge fund. The McClatchy Group announced on Sunday that Chatham Asset Management had emerged as a successful bidder from the auction overseen by the bankruptcy court. The court still has to confirm the agreement. Details of the bid were not disclosed.

‘Toxic behavior’ at Ubisoft – multiple executives leave

PARIS – After accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, several executives have to take their hats off the French game developer Ubisoft. The changes in the management floor should lead to an “improvement of the corporate culture”, it said in a message on Sunday.


Additional Reports

Lower Saxony’s interior minister Pistorius hopes for football fans in late autumn

-Twitter blocks accounts of right-wing extremists

– Water sports enthusiasts protest against the Fehmarn Belt tunnel

– Tenants’ association calls for nationwide freeze on rents

-Explosion and fire in a petrochemical complex in Iran

-German Post calls around 12,000 street scooters to the workshop

-Stdtetag calls for increased use of public transport

-dm boss Werner: Will see permanent change in city centers

EU Parliament calls for EU-wide health crisis mechanism

-BVB fan project leader expects Ultras boycott of the stadium concept

– Retailers and the hospitality industry want to be entitled to corona rental reductions

-ROUNDUP: Dozens of tons of fuel spilled again in the Russian Arctic

-EU Parliament calls for strong regulations against toxic chemicals

-ROUNDUP 2: Altmaier warns against the premature abolition of the mask requirement

-German rail in the Corona crisis as punctual as it has not been for a long time

– Blueberry harvest begins – farms are also waiting for self-pickers

-Corona test at the airport for travelers from risky areas in France

-ROUNDUP: Greens want to change course in cruise shipping – ‘less and cleaner’

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