<b>IN THIS ISSUE</b> <b>TOP STORY</b> FedEx acquisition of TNT could take up to a year ■ <b>AMERICAS</b> Canada Post launches Solutions for Small Business ■ US Postal Service reports net loss in second quarter ■ <b>ASIA PACIFIC </b> Korean logistics firms Pantos, CJ target Asian delivery expansion ■ Toll shareholders to vote on Japan Post deal next week ■ <b>EUROPE</b> EU e-retailers plan e-logistics platform for better cross-border parcel delivery ■ Hewlett-Packard to accept private parcel deliveries at workplace ‘Pakadoo Points’ ■ Austrian Post reposts slight revenue increase for first quarter 2015 ■ UPS rebrands Kiala points in Belgium ■ bpost “well prepared to face headwinds” after solid first quarter ■ bpost and CityDepot merge ■ DPD reduces Predict delivery time-slot to one hour in Czech Republic ■ Posti improves Q1 profits despite falling sales ■ DHL Express France upgrades depot near Orléans ■ Hermes targets cross-border growth after 7% revenue rise in 2014/15 ■ DPD’s German parcel network takes bigger size with NKD clothes stores ■ An Post Group posts a profit from improved trading and cost cuts ■ GLS Italy opens new Milan depot, grows B2C business ■ DPD Latvia grows revenues and parcel volumes at double-digit rates in 2014 ■ PostNL profits drop in Q1 2015 ■ TNT Express reports on first quarter ■ PostNord Q1 profits rise on cost savings ■ Correos Express launches new services ■ GLS opens new depot in Spain ■ TNT Spain launches academy to help SMEs export ■ GLS opens new depot in Denmark ■ UK click & collect deliveries to surge 20% a year, IMRG predicts ■ Whistl joint venture falls through ■ UK parcel carriers improve on-time delivery performance to record high ■ DPD to invest £150m more in new UK depots and jobs ■ DB Schenker Rail UK retains Royal Mail contract