UPDATE 1-Daimler Trucks chief sees headwinds in emerging markets

lunes 29 de diciembre de 2014 06:10 GYT

* Daimler Trucks achieves sales, EBIT outlook for 2014

* Still targets return on sales of 8 pct

* Daimler sees no signs of turnaround in emerging markets (Adds board member comments about 2015 outlook)

By Ilona Wissenbach

FRANKFURT, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Daimler board member Wolfgang Bernhard said he does not expect a recovery in demand for trucks in emerging markets next year, despite low fuel prices, as the Stuttgart-based truck maker posted a 3 percent rise in deliveries in 2014.

"In the economically challenging markets we continue to see risks," Bernhard said about expectations for the trucks market in 2015.

"We will not see a jump in demand in Brazil, the risks outweigh the opportunities," he said in an interview released on Monday.

In Europe demand will continue to be sluggish, he said.

A recent fall in fuel prices has not had a significant impact on sales and is unlikely to change buying habits in the short term, Bernhard, who heads up Daimler's trucks division, explained.   Continuación...