UPDATE 2-MAN drops hostile Scania bid, seeks friendly deal


(Adds comments from companies) FRANKFURT, Jan 23 (Reuters) - German truckmaker MAN bowed to pressure and dropped its 10.5 billion euro hostile bid for rival Scania , vowing to hold further negotiations to reach a friendly deal instead. MAN also left the door open to abandon its efforts to create the European truck market leader entirely and "explore other options to achieve greater efficiency through scale", it said on Tuesday. Scania along with its two largest shareholders -- ...

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