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BAE, EADS call off planned
merger that would have
created aerospace giant to
rival Boeing

Associated Press, by Staff*

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/10/2012 11:19:58 AM

London— A deal to create a European defense and aerospace giant to rival Boeing Co. collapsed Wednesday when Britain’s BAE Systems and EADS NV called off their merger discussions. The companies said they had “decided to terminate their discussions” over the proposed $45 billion tie-up because of conflicting interests between the British, French and German governments. “It has become clear that the interests of the parties’ government stakeholders cannot be adequately reconciled with each other or with the objectives that BAE Systems and EADS established for the merger,” the companies said in a statement.

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[*only reference to authors at time of posting is from the end of the article: "DiLorenzo contributed from Paris. Associated Press writer Juergen Baetz also contributed from Berlin"]

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 10/10/2012 2:57:55 PM     (No. 8923532)

When the 3 countries go to war again in the future this would have been a problem for them all.... : )

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 10/10/2012 4:41:05 PM     (No. 8923797)

The reasons aren't only commercial. Britain has some nuclear submarine secrets they don't want to share with the french and Germans.


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