dpa-AFX overview: COMPANIES – The most important news from the weekend ()

Real estate group Hamborner Reit increases inventory value forecast – price increases

DUISBURG – The real estate company Hamborner Reit, which focuses on offices and retail increases the value of his portfolio more than expected. At the end of the year, the SDax calculates in the small cap index due to preliminary valuations, the group now listed with net real estate assets of EUR 12 to EUR 12.10 per share, as Hamborner Reit announced on Friday after the market closed. That would be an increase of around 9 percent compared to the previous year. So far, the company had promised a slight increase. The main reason is the positive development in value of local supply properties. The final portfolio value could still deviate from the new forecast, it said. After the hours of trading on the Tradegate trading platform, the share hardly moved compared to the Xetra close.

IG Metall: last attempt to work with VW boss Diess

FRANKFURT – An end to the management dispute at Volkswagen is by no means certain from the perspective of IG Metall. After the reorganization of the executive board decided a week ago, it now depends on how CEO Herbert Diess does his job, said union chairman Jörg Hofmann of the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (Saturday). “This is one last attempt at cooperation,” said Hofmann. “We do this in the hope that his erratic outbursts will come to an end.” If not, the topic will have to be reassessed. “I have no illusions about that.”

ROUNDUP: Christmas business disappointed – a third less sales than 2019

BERLIN / HANNOVER – The Christmas business has so far been bad for German retail outlets. The fact that a little more visitors streamed into the shopping streets on the last Saturday before Christmas Eve does not change that. Those dealers who are only allowed to let in vaccinated and Genesis (2G) people expect a third less sales than in the same period of 2019 before the corona pandemic. This was the result of a trend survey by the German Retail Association (HDE) of 1,000 companies. In Advent 2020, a lockdown from December 16 stifled the purchase of gifts in brick-and-mortar stores.

Against Omikron: EU gets an additional 20 million Biontech cans

BRUSSELS – In view of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the EU will receive an additional 20 million doses of the vaccine from Biontech for the first three months of 2022 /Pfizer . The EU Commission announced on Sunday in Brussels that this should help to meet the short-term needs of the member states. This increases the total number of expected deliveries from Biontech / Pfizer to the EU in the first quarter of next year to 215 million. A similar agreement is with the manufacturer Moderna closed, it was said.

Verdi calls for warning strikes on Amazon before Christmas

BERLIN – The Verdi union has Amazon -Employees at seven German shipping centers called once again to go on a warning strike. With the start of the night shift on Monday, employees in Graben near Augsburg, Leipzig, Werne, Rheinberg, Koblenz and at two locations in Bad Hersfeld should stop work, Verdi announced on Sunday. The aim is to “disrupt” the Christmas business of the world’s largest online retailer.

Biontech / Pfizer want to test third vaccine dose in young children

NEW YORK / MAINZ – US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner Biontech want to expand the ongoing clinical studies on the corona vaccine for younger children from six months to four years by a third dose. A third dose of the vaccine will now be examined, which will be administered two months after the second at the earliest, the companies announced on Friday. This means that the results that have been expected for this year or the beginning of next year are likely to be delayed; companies are now assuming the “first half of 2022”.

Opioid lawsuits: court overturns billion dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma

NEW YORK – A court in New York has for the time being overturned a billions settlement negotiated for months about the massive prescription of painkillers. A bankruptcy judge approved the compromise between US pharmaceutical company Purdue and thousands of plaintiffs in September. However, this exonerated the Sackler family under civil law, said New York judge Colleen McMahon on Thursday. She could not agree to that. Now an appeals court has to decide.

Portuguese investment firm wants to take over majority in Euronews

LYON – The Portuguese investment company Alpac Capital wants to take over a clear majority in the European TV station Euronews. A promise to buy 88 percent of the shares in Euronews SA had been signed, the channel, based in Lyon, France, announced on Friday. The deal should be finalized in the spring. The company is to buy the shares from the current shareholder Media Globe Networks, which is led by the Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris. The remaining twelve percent of Euronews are in the hands of public broadcasters and local authorities.


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-Green expert Dahmen warns of staff shortages due to Omikron

-Consumer centers: toast the heating subsidy before Christmas

-ROUNDUP: Customers spend more on jewelry and watches

-Majority of investors think sustainability is important when investing money

-BVB only would-be pursuers of Bayern – Real wants Haaland

– Jury advises in the trial of Theranos founder Holmes

-No sale before New Year’s Eve – experts warn of illegal fireworks

-Minister Lemke: Species crisis at least as dramatic as climate crisis

-Thanks to Corona additional business: Shirt company van Laack makes big profits

-Sport1-‘Doppelpass’ at the start of the second half of the season again with Florian König

-ROUNDUP: Almost every fifth German wants to travel for Christmas

– Consequences of the corona pet boom: The situation in animal shelters is coming to a head

– Toilet paper manufacturer announces drastic price increase

-Allianz: More transport damage during the Christmas season

-Four corona cases on cruise ship – passengers have to disembark

-Watzke: No mentality problem at BVB – ‘Drecksspiel’ in Berlin °

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