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Allianz Risk Barometer 2015

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Business interruption & supply chain, natural catastrophes, fire & explosion top risks for companies in 2015. Cyber and political risks are biggest movers in rankings. Businesses least prepared for cyber risks. Loss of reputation and business interruption main cause of loss after IT security incidents. ‘Think tank’ needed. Long term, companies face dual challenge managing impact of climate change and technological innovation. “The growing interdependency of many industries and processes means businesses are now exposed to an incr... Read More »

TNT offers CO2 neutral domestic express delivery in Germany at no additional charge

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CO2 neutral shipping works in two steps: TNT first measures how much CO2 emissions are produced when transporting its customers’ consignments, then neutralises these emissions with an equivalent amount of CO2 credits. TNT exclusively uses CO2 credits from renewable energy projects that meet Gold Standard requirements. An external auditor (SGS) verifies the process. TNT’s CO2 calculation methodology fully complies with the European Norm EN16258. Customers can also opt for CO2 Neutral for their international consignments. By doing so, they wil... Read More »

METRO GROUP begins financial year 2014/15 with significant like-for-like sales growth

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Group sales up by 2.1% in like-for-like terms; 2.6% increase in sales adjusted for currency effects and portfolio changes Christmas business overall positive METRO Cash & Carry records like-for-like sales growth of 1.4%; noticeable growth in Eastern Europe and Asia Media-Saturn grows like-for-like by 3.8% Real with like-for-like sales growth of 0.9% "Despite the persistently challenging environment we were able to continue the positive like-for-like sales performance at the start of the new financial year," said Olaf Koch, Chairm... Read More »

Allianz: Money for the infrastructure

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Anyone who has ever experienced a power cut in New York, has had to take a train during rush hour in London or is left stuck in a traffic jam in Cologne because one of the bridges spanning the Rhine has been closed due to technical problems knows exactly what it feels like to bear the direct brunt of inadequate infrastructure expansion. These inadequacies are becoming more and more apparent. Traffic jams in the UK, France, Germany and the US alone cost these four economies a whopping 160 billion euros in 2013. This figure takes into account ... Read More »

Lufthansa and Germanwings successfully complete transfer of decentralized routes

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The concept of the new Germanwings was presented in December 2012, followed by the market launch on 1 July 2013. The transfer of the Düsseldorf–Zurich route means that the decision to operate all domestic and European routes under Germanwings, apart from at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, has now been fully implemented as scheduled. In all, Germanwings has taken over 115 routes from Lufthansa in recent months, with the biggest number of routes (52) at Düsseldorf Airport. Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG,... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz posts best-ever sales in the company’s history

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Mercedes-Benz sells 1,650,010 vehicles in 2014 (+12.9%) – more than ever before. It is the fourth record year in a row. 2014 ends with strongest sales month (163,171 units) and best quarter (454,854 units) in the company’s history. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: "Mercedes-Benz is on a course of success. The best sales in our company's history show that our product offensive is bearing fruit. Our new models are extremely popular among our customers. The success is due in ... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp chooses Bochum for Global Shared Services site

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Global Shared Services (GSS) are processes that can be consolidated at one site and provided from there to various parts of the Group. They include location-independent tasks from the areas of IT, real estate management, human resources and accounting. Under the corporate initiative ACT, numerous processes at ThyssenKrupp are being modernized to make them more efficient and competitive. Negotiations between ThyssenKrupp, employee representatives and the IG Metall union on a collective agreement for GSS were concluded in Essen on May 7, 2014. Th... Read More »

Continental Mobility Study 2015: Electric Cars facing Image Problems

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Drivers mainly see electric cars as eco-friendly Only a few consider them sporty and fun to drive Many older drivers do not want an electric car, and younger drivers increasingly reject them Continental to release the full study results on January 29, 2015 For the 2015 Continental Mobility Study, the international automotive supplier Continental had the market and social research institute infas conduct a representative survey of motorists in Germany and the U.S.A., and a qualitative survey in France, Japan, and China. Experts from sci... Read More »

Allianz: New year, new job?

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For many people, the start of a new year also comes hand-in-hand with a new job. What can Allianz offer these individuals who are looking for a change? Christian Finckh: A lot of people are attaching increasing importance to being able to combine their professional activity with the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to society. Allianz does a particularly good job of meeting these expectations. After all, without insurance cover, it would be very difficult for individuals, companies and even countries to bear risk. Anyone who fin... Read More »

Lufthansa Group aircraft fly from Oslo on biokerosene

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For a period of one year beginning March 2015, Statoil will feed 2.5 million gallons of sustainably produced, certified biofuel into the tanks at Oslo airport. The approximately 5,000 flights the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings, Brussels Airlines) operates from the Norwegian capital will then be flying on a biokerosene mixture. Oslo airport is the world’s first large commercial airport to offer continuous provision of biofuel over a long period and to fuel aircraft with biokerosene directly from its hydrant ... Read More »

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