FRANKFURT May 15 German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp
cannot not rule out a capital increase in the next six
to nine months, its Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger said.
He told analysts during a conference call on Wednesday that
management would make a decision on the matter after the planned
sale of its Steel Americas business.
ThyssenKrupp said earlier on Wednesday it took another
writedown on the value its Steel Americas business, driving it
to an unexpected quarterly loss but raising hopes it is closer
to selling the troubled asset.
(Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff and Maria Sheahan)