LONDON Oct 5 British defence group BAE
denied on Friday a German media report that its proposed deal
with EADS had collapsed.
"The deal is not off and we continue to work towards the
10th October deadline set by the UK Takeover Panel," a spokesman
said. "If the deal was off, we would be issuing a statement to
the Stock Exchange."
Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine, citing German
government sources, reported in its online edition that Britain,
France and Germany, whose approval is needed for the $45 billion
merger, had failed to agree a deal.