Despite near-stagnant market-growth forecasts for North America and Europe, DaimlerChrysler AG expects an operating profit in excess of €6 billion ($7.5 billion) for full-year 2006. The auto maker predicts “slight growth” in Japan and solid worldwide demand for commercial vehicles will combine with new efficiencies derived from an intensive restructuring effort. These factors will mitigate negative market trends and propel DC to its goal, the auto maker says as it announces its ...

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