UPDATE 3-DaimlerChrysler to cut white-collar staff by fifth


(Adds details and analyst comment throughout) By Michael Shields, European Auto Correspondent FRANKFURT, Jan 24 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler will cut up to a fifth of its white-collar staff over the next three years, chopping around 6,000 jobs to boost efficiency, the world's fifth-biggest carmaker said on Tuesday. The global programme -- the first major strategic step by new Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche -- will cost around 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion) by the end of 2008 but should ...

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