Daimler profits up 10pc
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motor company Daimler said sales momentum at its Mercedes division would help it achieve significantly higher revenue and operating income this year, as it announced further cost-cutting plans and a 10pc jump in fourth-quarter profit.
The company has lagged behind rivals in terms of global sales and profitability in recent years and is battling to narrow the gap.
"We plan to attain a level of earnings that has never been seen before at this company," chief executive Dieter Zetsche (left) said.