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Caroline Copley

Will Europe's clampdown on faulty medical devices hurt patients?

06 Jun 2019

BERLIN When a Californian company founded by a U.S. veteran wounded in Afghanistan sought to register a new medical device this year, it turned to Europe before the United States. The European approvals system had long been quicker, the company said, but the introduction of new rules is changing all that.

IBM, Cera Care to test self-driving car tech in elder homes

22 May 2019

BERLIN IBM and British start-up Cera Care plan a six-month pilot to test whether lidar laser sensors, used to help self-driving cars "see", can enable elderly people to stay in their homes for longer - without compromising privacy.

German auto suppliers downbeat as trade dispute simmers

09 May 2019

BERLIN/HAMBURG German automotive suppliers Continental and Bosch do not expect a speedy recovery of the global auto market, as an escalating trade conflict between the United States and China threatens to compound already weak car demand.

Fresenius makes solid start to year after turbulent 2018

02 May 2019

BERLIN Fresenius reported a rise in first-quarter sales and operating profit on Thursday, helped by growth at its generic infusion drugs and dialysis units, as its troubled German hospital business showed signs of stabilisation.

Healthineers sees diagnostics drag on full-year profitability

02 May 2019

BERLIN Siemens Healthineers said measures to speed up installations of its new blood and urine testing machines were bearing fruit, but ramp-up challenges would squeeze full-year profit margins at its diagnostics division.

Puma enjoys 'best ever' quarter as it ramps up stocks

26 Apr 2019

BERLIN/MUNICH German sportswear group Puma said it managed to avoid supply chain problems that have crimped sales growth at local rival Adidas by increasing inventories, as it posted a record quarter of sales and earnings on Friday.

Wirecard lands $1 billion investment from Japan's Softbank

24 Apr 2019

BERLIN Japan's Softbank Group Corp will invest around 900 million euros (£779 million) in Wirecard in a convertible bond deal that could give it a 5.6 percent stake in the German digital payments company.

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