Economic storm clouds are gathering, but Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche sees a silver lining for the auto maker’s Mercedes-Benz brand. “We see the clouds and increased risk; at the same time we see our order intake,” Zetsche says as Daimler reports strong second-quarter and first-half earnings. “We (were) not able to fulfill the demand in the first half to the full extent because of lack of production.” So the auto maker is increasing output in anticipation of continuing, albeit weaker, ...

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