INTERVIEW-Daimler won't cut R&D budget despite slump


* R&D chief says 2009 budget safe * Sees CO2 emission cuts on track By Christiaan Hetzner and Hendrik Sackmann FRANKFURT, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Daimler will not cut a single euro this year from its research budget to develop new models and technologies, preferring to save elsewhere as it closely watches its cash amid an industry-wide crisis. "We are maintaining the budget for research and development in 2009 at the same high level of last year. Nothing will be curtailed as far as ...

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