German automaker Daimler expects pretax profits this year to be significantly lower than 2018, after setting aside more money to tackle the fallout from its diesel emissions problems and an airbag recall. Friday's announcement drove down Daimler shares, which were 1. 1% lower at 46. 52 euros ($52. 50) on the Frankfurt exchange at midday. It's the second time Daimler has revised its profit forecast downward in recent weeks.