PARIS Oct 5 EADS denied on Friday a
German news report that its proposed $45 billion merger deal
with BAE Systems had collapsed.
"We have been informed by the governments about the status
of the discussions, but in no way have we been told that the
deal is off," a spokesman for EADS parent EADS said.
"We continue to work towards the Oct. 10 deadline that we
have been given by the UK government," he added.
Der Spiegel reported in its online edition earlier that
Britain, France and Germany, whose approval is necessary for the
huge European aerospace merger to go ahead, had failed to agree.
A BAE spokesman declined comment.