BMW CEO Harald Krüger on healthy competition and alliances. A cross-shareholding with Daimler, he concludes.Interview by Max Hägler Max Hägler
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There are unusual Figures for the success-drenched car maker BMW. On Friday, the balance was announced, and everywhere a minus sign: 97,5 billion Euro profit (a minus of 0.8 percent compared to the previous year), € 7.2 billion in profit (minus 17 percent), and for the first time in ten years, the dividend should be reduced from four Euro to 3.50 Euro. A conversation with CEO Harald Krüger, 53, a sector under pressure, the need for new alliances.
SZ: Mr. Kruger, when were you last in ...