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Daimler aims for further cost cuts, beyond 2 billion euro original goal


According to Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche, Daimler, parent of German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz, aims at bigger cost cuts than an original 2 billion euro in savings by 2014. Seeing this as a further means to raise profitability at Mercedes, the new cost cutting measures would see Daimler reaching an average annual return on sales of 10 for the Mercedes-Benz Cars unit ...
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