In the tussle about the further granting of state aid for the ailing MV Werften, Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) has shown himself confident. Everything is being done “so that a reasonable and sustainable solution can be found,” he said at the start of the 12th National Maritime Conference. “We want maritime shipbuilding and cruise shipbuilding not only to survive, but to remain strong.”
Qbeyond confirms annual forecast after a good first quarter
Qbeyond AG increased its sales in the first quarter by 10 percent to 37.5 million euros. The EBITDA improved by 1.8 million to 0.7 million euros. The IT service provider pointed out that three quarters of the income is recurring. The bottom line was that the loss was reduced to 3.5 from 5.5 million euros in the same period of the previous year.
Uniper, Fortum want to save millions with a new division of responsibilities
The energy supplier Uniper and its Finnish parent company Fortum have specified the announced division of their business areas in order to leverage further synergies. According to this, Fortum is to manage the operation of the hydropower plants of both companies in the Nordic countries as well as the physical trade. Uniper, on the other hand, will take the lead in developing the wind, solar and hydrogen businesses.
Amazon brings contactless payment method Amazon One to New York
Amazon is increasing the spread of its Amazon One payment method. The biometric technology, which allows customers to pay with a scan of the palm of their hand, will in future also be available in a branch of the Amazon Go store in New York. Amazon One is already available in more than a dozen Seattle offices.
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