Berlin 'regrets GM indecision on Opel'
Germany's economy minister said Saturday he regretted that General Motors' board had failed to take a decision on a deal covering European operations, including ailing German unit Opel, a report said.
"I regret that the board has not after all taken a decision," Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was quoted as saying by the online edition of the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper.
The German government had "provided GM with all the necessary information," the minister added.
The board met on Friday in Detroit but later said in a statement that the meeting ended without any decision being taken.
GM emerged from bankruptcy in July after wiping out 47 billion dollars in debt in a restructuring that left it majority-owned by the US government.
The 100-year-old company, once the world's largest automaker, is feeling the heat from Germany which wants it to sell Opel to Magna International, a Canadian auto parts manufacturer backed by state-owned Russian bank Sberbank.
GM, however, prefers a rival bid from Brussels-based investment group RHJ International.