Daimler rules out EADS sale

Daimler has ruled out the sale of a minority stake in aerospace group EADS to German suppliers and sees a role instead for Germany in the deal, the carmaker’s finance chief told a German newspaper. Bodo Uebber, who is also chairman of EADS, poured cold water on speculation that a group of suppliers such as MTU or Diehl could get a 7.5 per cent stake for which Daimler seeks a buyer.