Börse Express – dpa-AFX overview: COMPANIES

ROUNDUP: Bafin sees deficiencies at Flatexdegiro – board is expanded

FRANKFURT – Bad news from the Frankfurt online broker Flatexdegiro . The German financial regulator Bafin subjected the company to a special audit and found deficiencies in the organization and corporate governance, such as the SDax company surprisingly announced on Saturday evening. The broker responds to the criticism and expands its board of directors. In the meantime, day-to-day business is going even worse than previously thought: the board of directors cut its already subdued business forecast for the current year. The dividend under consideration will probably not exist either.

ROUNDUP/Rome: Lufthansa continues in ‘constructive’ talks about entry into Ita

ROM – The chances for Lufthansa to get involved
According to information from Rome, the Italian state airline Ita Airways is still doing well. The successor to the traditional company Alitalia said at the weekend: “Ita Airways is continuing the positive and constructive talks with Lufthansa.” The group from Frankfurt was chosen by the Italian Ministry of Finance – the current owner of Ita – as a possible partner “with the sole aim of achieving profitable development for the company”, as it was said.

ROUNDUP: Protest against Tesla factory expansion – environmentalists: open questions

GRÜNHEIDE – The expansion of the Tesla factory in Grünheide near Berlin continues to cause protests. According to the organizing citizens’ initiatives, around 200 people from Grünheide and the surrounding area expressed their displeasure at the expansion of the factory near Berlin on Saturday. The non-compliance with environmental standards, the second expansion stage and the expansion of the area by the US electric car manufacturer with the clearing of trees were criticized. Among the participants were the Brandenburg Green League, the Brandenburg Nature Conservation Union and the Grünheide Citizens’ Initiative. “The process of Tesla settlement was completely undemocratic,” said community representative Thomas Wötzel from the Grünheide Citizens’ Alliance. “We demand a public survey on the further development of Tesla at the Grünheide site.”

Number of postal complaints remains high

BONN – Many citizens continue to turn to the Federal Network Agency to vent their anger at late or missing letters and packages. In November, around 7,000 postal complaints were received, the Bonn authority said when asked by the dpa. That was less than in October, when around 9,400 complaints landed at the Federal Network Agency, but more than in September (5,000) and in July and August (6,500 combined).

EU Commissioner threatens Twitter with fines and shutdown

BERLIN – Looking at Twitters EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has brought fines and other measures into play to comply with EU law. “It is very clear: if Twitter does not follow these rules, we can impose fines. And if the rule violations continue, we can shut down the platform in Europe,” Breton told the newspapers of the Funke media group and the French newspaper Ouest-France . “No one should be fooled: we will do the same if it becomes necessary. That is the wish of our great democracy.”

ROUNDUP: Millions in compensation from the state stabilizes gas importer VNG

KARLSRUHE/LEIPZIG/BERLIN – The struggling gas importer VNG receives several hundred million euros from the state and withdrew its application for so-called stabilization measures on Friday. The federal government will not participate in VNG, said the Leipzig group, the majority owner EnBW from Karlsruhe and the Federal Ministry of Economics in Berlin agree with.

RATING: S&P Withdraws Twitter Rating – ‘Lack of Information’

CHICAGO – Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded its credit rating for Elon Musk’s online platform Twitter
withdrawn due to “lack of sufficient information”. The company announced on Friday (local time) in Chicago. Musk bought Twitter for around $44 billion at the end of October. The star entrepreneur took the short message service off the stock market so that it no longer had to submit public business reports.

TV ratings: World Cup round of 16 straight on with ZDF thriller

BERLIN – Draw in the odds race on Saturday evening: 4.71 million (18.9 percent market share) watched the 2-1 victory of the Argentine national football team in the World Cup round of 16 against Australia from 8 p.m. Almost as many followed an episode of the crime series “Friesland” on ZDF from 8:15 p.m. 4.70 million meant a market share of 18.7 percent.

France wants to fight tobacco trafficking more decisively

PARIS – France is taking firmer action against the growing trade in counterfeit and contraband cigarettes. “My goal is clear: to dry up the black market and to pursue the dealers,” said the French minister responsible for customs, Gabriel Attal, to the Sunday newspaper “Le Journal du Dimanche”. The means of surveillance should be increased to facilitate checks at ports, airports and postal centers, for example. “We have set ourselves the goal of uncovering ten networks per year.”

Trade association: A little more momentum in the Christmas business

BERLIN – The Christmas business in retail picked up a little in the week before the second Advent, but is still not going as hoped. According to a survey by the German Retail Association, 40 percent of retailers are dissatisfied with the sales trend. In the week before the first Advent, this was true for a good half. According to a statement on Sunday, HDE general manager Stefan Genth said there was a little more momentum in the Christmas business. However, the number of customers mostly fell short of expectations. Compared to the rest of the industry, things went above average, especially for larger trading companies.

Additional Reports

-Högl on the ammunition crisis: ‘We need a timetable now’

-Children’s hospitals at the limit – demand for a financial emergency program

Union warns of cuts in public transport because of Germany ticket

-Linke criticizes insufficient protection against energy price increases

-ARD ‘Nachtmagazin’ is replaced by ‘Tagesschau’ output

-Musk promotes publication of internal Twitter documents

-Total refinery in Leuna will stop using Russian oil from the end of 2022

-Banks and savings banks: Girocard gets more functions

-Tschentscher wants to keep masks compulsory in public transport until spring

-ROUNDUP 2/’BamS’: ‘crisis meeting’ about risks in buying stealth jets

The chemical company Ineos wants to get gas from the USA via Brunsbüttel

-More than 29,000 evictions – Significant increase in Bavaria

-ROUNDUP: Another debate about clinics – insisting on state responsibility

-Germany: the candy industry produces more chocolate Santa Clauses

-ROUNDUP: Southern Italy hit again by storms and floods

-Omicron origin study: development was simply overlooked

-Greens also criticize acceleration plans for trunk roads

-Fine for Russian channels in Latvia

– Bankruptcies because of the packaging ban? Longer deadline for hookah industry

-AfD boss for negotiations on gas supplies with Iran

-First Lufthansa A380 landed in Frankfurt again

-Habeck: Electric cars should be used to store electricity

-ROUNDUP: Further financial dispute over the 49-euro ticket – Wissing promotes Start

-The railway tunnels remain a problem for mobile phone users

-Russia does not want to accept the oil price ceiling of the West

-Tschentscher: Fracking could be an alternative°

Customer Note:

ROUNDUP: You read a summary in the company overview. There are several reports on the dpa-AFX news service on this subject.

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