Q+A-The German government and the future of Opel

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BERLIN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The German government has offered strong backing for Magna International's Russian-backed bid for Opel, but the carmaker's U.S. parent General Motors has refused so far to approve that deal. Some on the GM board appear to favour a rival bid from Belgium-based investor RHJ International and others seem keen for GM to keep Opel. Concern that Magna's Russian partners could get access to GM patents is one of the factors that has made the board reluctant to back the ...

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