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Mercedes-Benz in March: strongest-ever sales month

…with more than 228,000 cars sold     Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in March than ever before in one month: 228,296 cars were handed over to customers, an increase of 14.8%.     From January to March, Mercedes-Benz achieved sales of 560,625 units (+16%) – its best quarter of all time.     In the Europe region, more […]

A clear step forward for Porsche in terms of results and returns

– Number of employees reaches almost 28,000 The most successful year in the history of the company: In the 2016 financial year, Porsche AG achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue, operating result and number of employees. Deliveries increased by six per cent to 237,778 vehicles, thereby achieving a revenue of 22.3 billion euros […]

Reem Investments -AED 216 million net profit for 2016

Board recommends distribution of 14% of dividends The Board of Directors of Reem Investments PJSC, one of the leading investment companies in Abu Dhabi, held its board meeting on Monday, 6 March 2017, presided by the Chairman H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss the audited financials for the year 2016. The Board […]

BNP Paribas Factor verzeichnet Umsatzplus und baut Mittelstandsoffensive aus

Erfolgreiche Wachstumsstrategie: Weiter auf Wachstumskurs: BNP Paribas Factor erreichte 2016 erneut ein deutliches Umsatzplus. Mit 21,2 Milliarden Euro steigerte die Factoring-Tochter von BNP Paribas ihren Jahresumsatz gegenüber dem Vorjahr um 23 Prozent und verstärkt damit weiter die Marktposition als Anbieter von modernen nationalen und internationalen Finanzierungslösungen. Regina Buchner Wichtige Wachstumstreiber waren 2016 das Inhouse-Factoring und […]

Mercedes-Benz starts the new year with more than 18% growth and a new sales record

    Mercedes-Benz delivered 178,467 vehicles worldwide last month (+18.3%), more than ever before in a January     Over 30% growth in the Asia-Pacific region     Ongoing success in China: with nearly 59.000 cars sold in January and a plus of roughly 40%, the previous best month was surpassed by over 12,000 units     Unit sales […]

Ghana: Opposition leader elected president

Event Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won rather convincingly from incumbent President Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 2016 elections and even attained a parliamentary majority. In line with Ghana’s earlier power transfers, the transition and government formation is expected to be peaceful. The poor economic […]

Gambia: In crisis after president’s decision to deny his electoral defeat

Event The sole candidate for the opposition coalition, Adama Barrow, unexpectedly defeated incumbent Yahya Jammeh in the 1 December election, a shock result which initially prompted worldwide cheer. Yet, a week after accepting his defeat on state television, Jammeh nonetheless declared he wanted to stay in power and claimed ‘serious and unacceptable election abnormalities’. Barrow’s […]

Gabon: Political instability adds to Gabon’s worsening risk profile

Event Early December, Gabon postponed legislative elections set for 27 December 2016 until 29 July 2017, stating a lack of financial funds for the organisation as a force majeure. This happened only a few months after the controversial re-election of President Ali Bongo, marked by ‘major anomalies’ according to a recent EU observers’ report. Following […]

Mexico: Aggressive interest hikes, a preview for the new year?

Event In the last months of 2016, the Mexican central bank chose to hike interest rates two times by an aggressive 0.5% to 5.75%, its highest level since 2009. The objective is to temper inflation expectations as the peso is close to record lows. The weaker peso is a result of heightened uncertainty, caused by […]

Russia: EU extends its sanctions and US targets additional entities

Event The Minsk agreement is still not fully implemented by Ukraine and Russia and violence continues to flare up periodically (e.g. very tense episode in August). In this context, , the EU Council decided to renew its sanctions against Russia for six months in December. The US added new sanctions against Russia by adding new […]

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