Germany's Steinmeier wants help for auto sector


BERLIN, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The German government should create incentives for consumers to buy cars, Vice Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. Germany's carmakers are suffering from collapsing global demand. In November, BMW reported a 25.4-percent drop in group vehicle sales. Rival Mercedes-Benz said sales at its cars division fell by 25.2 percent. "It is the backbone of our economy," Steinmeier said of the sector. "So we must use state ...

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