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Fear of becoming too reliant on Apple and Google accelerated the decision of Germany's carmakers to buy Nokia's HERE mapping unit.
Results easily beat analyst estimates, as costs cuts and currency gains made up for slightly weaker vehicle sales.
Second-quarter operating profit eases 3 percent on slowing China sales, leading carmaker to caution that earnings momentum was slowing.