ROUNDUP: Federal government is planning financial aid for the aviation industry – also for BER
BERLIN – The federal government wants to help the aviation industry, which has been hard hit by the corona pandemic. Financial aid is planned – also for the capital city airport BER. There is an understanding between Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD), the German Press Agency learned on Sunday from government circles. The “Handelsblatt” had previously reported on it.
BMW boss Zipse wants to work more closely with Toyota
MUNICH – BMW boss Oliver Zipse wants to strengthen the cooperation with Toyota (Toyota Motor). “I now think for the next few decades that we would do well to further promote and strengthen this bonding,” said BMW boss Oliver Zipse of “Automobilwoche”.
Bayern stumbles – BVB shortened thanks to Haaland at Moukoko’s debut
BERLIN – With record debutant Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund took advantage of Bayern Munich’s mistake and, thanks to Torgarant Erling Haaland, moved up to one point on the table leaders. In the Berlin Olympic Stadium, BVB won the first game against Hertha BSC on Saturday evening with the 16-year-old and one-day-old Moukoko 5-2 (0-1). The goal show was not yet delivered by Moukoko as the youngest player in Bundesliga history, but once again by Haaland.
ROUNDUP: There are more discounts in the grocery trade
FRANKFURT – In the grocery trade there are more special offers again after a corona-related lull in spring. This is the result of a current market analysis by the market research company Nielsen. “Since the end of the first lockdown in the spring, the number of promotions and special offers has increased again significantly. Currently it is even slightly above the level before the pandemic,” said Nielsen trade expert Axel Erhardt of the German press agency.
Auto expert Dudenhöffer: Diesel is a discontinued model
MUNICH – According to the industry expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, diesel cars are now being phased out in Europe. In the first nine months of this year, only 27 percent of all registrations in Western Europe were diesel cars – compared to 31 percent last year and 58 percent in 2011.
Berlin SPD: Rent cap is also an option for other cities
BERLIN – The parliamentary group leader of the Berlin SPD, Raed Saleh, sees the metropolis’s controversial rent cover law as a model for other cities as well. “I am convinced that the discussion will come,” said Saleh of the German press agency. “The pressure in other cities is so great that it is automatically discussed, incidentally also within the Union.”
Subway restaurant chain expects a sharp drop in sales
COLOGNE – Because of the corona pandemic, the Subway restaurant chain has come under pressure. Sales in Germany are expected to drop by 12 to 15 percent this year compared to 2019, said the German subsidiary of the US group based in Cologne. Absolute figures on sales or profits were not given. Competitors from the fast food industry also have to accept losses, and service restaurants have been hit even harder.
DIW boss Fratzscher: The quota of women on executive boards sends a strong signal
BERLIN – The President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Marcel Fratzscher, welcomes the coalition’s agreement in principle on a binding quota for women on executive boards. “A women’s quota for board members in larger companies is an important step on the way to equality and equal opportunities in Germany,” Fratzscher told the “Handelsblatt”. “Although this is only a small step, it sends out a strong signal as it forces large companies to do significantly more than before for equality and equal opportunities.”
Zurich confirms talks to take over MetLife’s P&C division
ZURICH (awp) – Zurich (Zurich Insurance) Insurance is interested in parts of its American competitor MetLife. The insurance group confirmed media reports on Saturday night that it was holding talks about the acquisition of the US property and casualty insurance business from MetLife.
Pfizer applies for US emergency approval for corona vaccine
NEW YORK / MAINZ – The Mainz-based company BioNTech and the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer have, according to their own information, applied for emergency approval for their corona vaccine from the US FDA. Pfizer confirmed this on Twitter on Friday. If the active ingredient is approved, particularly vulnerable people in the United States could be vaccinated as early as mid to late December.
Circles: Editor-in-chief Tanit Koch leaves Mediengruppe RTL
COLOGNE – The RTL media group and the editor-in-chief of their central editorial office, Tanit Koch, are going their separate ways after less than two years of cooperation, according to dpa information from corporate circles. A spokesman for the media group did not comment on this and said on Sunday on dpa request: “We are continuing to expand our journalistic offerings, which are in high demand, and will be providing information about them shortly. The “Hamburger Abendblatt” and the industry service “dwdl.de” previously reported on the departure.
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