Daimler Benz Opens Up

Soccer may be closer to Gerhard Liener's taste, but Daimler Benz's CFO lapsed into baseball lingo on Mar. 30 as he described the $61 billion German auto and aerospace group's precedent-setting plan to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange later this year. "Before the World Series begins, a new team will be in the majors," he smiled. "We have hit a home run."

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