dpa-AFX overview: COMPANY – The most important reports from the weekend

ROUNDUP: Collective bargaining agreement at Deutsche Post – strike seems to have been averted

DÜSSELDORF/BONN – After a tough argument, Deutsche Post and the Verdi trade union have agreed on a new collective agreement. An impending longer strike should thus have been averted. After a marathon of negotiations, the logistics group and Verdi agreed on a new collective agreement for the 160,000 employees affected.

High price and increased demand: Oil company Aramco with record profit

RIYADH – Oil company Saudi Aramco (Aramco (Saudi Aramco)) has posted another sharp jump in profits over the past year, thanks to high oil prices and increased global demand. The surplus rose to $161 billion in 2022 from $110 billion a year earlier, the Saudi industry giant said on Sunday. This is the group’s largest net profit since the IPO at the end of 2019.

Press: ProSiebenSat.1 wants to grant Berlusconi’s MFE seats on the supervisory board

UNTERFÖHRING – According to a report by “Business Insider”, the television group ProSiebenSat.1 (ProSiebenSat1 Media SE) is opening up to cooperation with Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire MFE. The people of Munich wanted to grant the Italian media group Media For Europe (MFE) seats on the supervisory board, reported “Business Insider” at the weekend, citing corporate circles. The Italians wanted to send roof manager Katharina Behrends to the ProSiebenSat1 control committee. Should MFE, which is claiming two posts for itself, want to fill the second seat with a more independent representative, his support from Munich is very likely. The choice of MFE manager Behrends is considered set at ProSiebenSat1. A total of four positions will be decided on in the control committee.

US air traffic control: Boeing can deliver 787 Dreamliner again

WASHINGTON – The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing can again hand over its long-haul jet 787 Dreamliner to customers. The US Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday that Boeing had dispelled the authority’s concerns. The Airbus (Airbus SE (ex EADS)) rival had to stop deliveries around two weeks ago because additional examinations of a component of the fuselage were necessary.

Financial Market Authority: No reason for regulatory proceedings against Credit Suisse

ZURICH – The Swiss financial regulator Finma does not want to open regulatory proceedings over statements made by the chairman of the board of directors of the major bank Credit Suisse (Credit Suisse (CS)), Axel Lehmann. After checking the statements, there was no reason for a procedure and the examination was thus completed, the bank and the financial supervisory authority wrote in their respective announcements on Friday evening. Lehmann had said in interviews in early December 2022 that the outflows in the billions recorded in October had “flattened out” or had “essentially stopped” by early December.

Troubled start-up financier SVB comes under state control

SANTA CLARA – The US money house Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which specializes in start-up financing, has been temporarily closed and placed under state control after a failed emergency capital increase. This was announced by the US deposit insurance company FDIC on Friday. To protect customers, all of the bank’s insured deposits have been transferred to a new special purpose entity.

ThyssenKrupp and Brazilian company: deal for green hydrogen

BELO HORIZONTE – During the visit of Economics Minister Robert Habeck to Brazil, thyssenkrupp nucera and the Brazilian chemical company Unigel signed a declaration of intent to quadruple the production of green hydrogen. This was announced by the Ministry of Economy in Belo Horizonte on Sunday (local time).

Facebook group is considering a decentralized Twitter alternative

MENLO PARK – The Facebook group Meta (Meta Platforms (ex Facebook)) is considering a Twitter alternative. “We are considering an independent, decentralized online network for text updates,” said a Meta spokesman on Saturday night, including for the “The Register” website, thereby confirming media reports. It is believed that there are opportunities for a place where, among other things, public figures can “share updates about their interests”.

CEO of Bauer AG leaves

SCHROBENHAUSEN – The special civil engineering company Bauer has to look for a new CEO. The previous CEO Michael Stomberg will resign on Saturday and leave the company on March 15, 2023, announced the listed Bauer AG (BAUER) in Schrobenhausen. The supervisory board and the manager “agreed on this by mutual agreement,” it said. Reasons were not given.

It doesn’t happen by itself: the casual BVB and the points given away

GELSENKIRCHEN – BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl found clear words after the emotional derby setback in the title race. “We gave away two points,” said the 43-year-old and rated Borussia Dortmund’s (BVB (Borussia Dortmund)) performance as casual, at least at times. The team may have thought, “It will work itself out today,” said a disappointed Kehl after the “completely unnecessary” 2-2 draw at FC Schalke 04.

ROUNDUP: All-day warning strikes at several airports on Monday

BERLIN/HAMBURG/HANNOVER/BREMEN – On Monday, tens of thousands of air travelers again had to prepare for significant delays and cancellations at several airports in Germany. Then the north German airports Hamburg, Hanover, Bremen and the capital airport Berlin-Brandenburg BER will be struck all day by Verdi. This should also have an impact on other airports. The union has called on security guards and other workers to take industrial action. Longer waiting times and even flight cancellations are to be expected, Verdi said at the weekend.


Additional Reports

-Report: Aid transports by rail to Ukraine are no longer free

-Netze BW boss: Debate about current restrictions is sometimes misleading

-Merck is planning downsizing at the headquarters in Darmstadt

-GM wants to let drivers talk to the car

-Wissing sees the EU Commission in the dispute over combustion engines

-For the first time since 1987, more records than CDs have been sold in the USA

-Energy supplier Lichtblick is suing against the skimming of proceeds in Karlsruhe

-Vaillant doubles heat pump production

-Hospitals: Energy aid billions do not arrive

-Salvage of damaged Danube freighter could take weeks

-EVG: Haven’t decided on train warning strikes yet

Dispute over combustion engines in Austria’s conservative-green coalition

-War-related shortage of sunflower oil ended

-TV ratings: ‘The Quiz Champion’ on ZDF wins the most viewers

-The Germany ticket threatens a patchwork quilt with additional offers

-Power pole in the Garzweiler opencast mine breaks – RWE: Deliberately damaged

-Three federal states have reports on hospital reform drawn up

-Renewed debate on weapons law after amok attack in Hamburg

-Federal Environment Agency: Road network is generally sufficient

-Survey: Every second mobile phone user has never used 5G

-Bahn: Complete ban on glyphosate from this year°

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