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COVID vaccine breakthrough raises hopes, poses logistical headache

10 Nov 2020

BERLIN Monday's potential breakthrough in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine has left governments scrambling to meet the logistical challenge of distributing hundreds of millions of doses once it becomes available in coming months.

Adidas cautious for year end as pandemic returns

10 Nov 2020

BERLIN Adidas expects sales to fall in the last three months of the year as coronavirus lockdowns return in Europe and despite forecasting a return to growth in China and strong demand for running gear and products designed by singer Beyonce.

Daimler agrees to U.S. diesel settlements worth nearly $3 billion

13 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON/BERLIN Daimler said on Thursday it has reached agreements costing nearly $3 billion (£2.3 billion) to settle civil investigations by U.S. regulators and lawsuits from vehicle owners stemming from a long-running probe into software to cheat diesel emissions tests.

UPDATE 1-Daimler agrees to U.S. diesel settlements worth nearly $3 billion

13 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON/BERLIN, Aug 13 Daimler said on Thursday it has reached agreements costing nearly $3 billion to settle civil investigations by U.S. regulators and lawsuits from vehicle owners stemming from a long-running probe into software to cheat diesel emissions tests.

Zalando sees strong demand for logistics, fewer returns

11 Aug 2020

BERLIN German online fashion retailer Zalando SE on Tuesday reported a big jump in brands using its logistics services, while a decline in returns due to pandemic-related shifts in shopping patterns helped bolster profitability.

Slippers to work? Health kick, home office help Adidas

06 Aug 2020

BERLIN German sportswear firm Adidas said on Thursday it expected to bounce back to profitability in the third quarter assuming there are no new major lockdowns as it benefits from more people exercising and dressing down as they work from home.

Hugo Boss sees demand for suits despite home working

04 Aug 2020

BERLIN German fashion house Hugo Boss expects demand for suits and formal wear to return as coronavirus lockdowns ease even as it adjusts to the rising popularity of casual styles after sales tumbled 59% in the second quarter.

Germany insists self-regulation not enough for Facebook

08 Jul 2020

BERLIN Germany is determined to expand its attempts to regulate online hate speech even as Facebook promises to do more to clean up its site after a global advertiser boycott, with politicians saying the issue is too important to leave to self-regulation.

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