EADS mulls foregoing state loan

European aerospace group EADS was considering doing without part of a development loan for its Airbus unit worth €500m (£416.8m) from the German government as a dispute escalates regarding the group moving operations from Germany, a paper reported. EADS and Airbus therefore hope to prevent the German government from influencing its production locations, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said.