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  • PARIS, Oct 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that a decision to end merger talks between EADS and Britain's BAE Systems lay with those companies and the government's intervention was limited to stating its conditions.

  • BERLIN, Oct 10- Germany will continue talks to take over shares in European planemaker EADS from carmaker Daimler through the KfW state development bank, the government said after merger talks between EADS and BAE Systems collapsed.

  • *Sources said Germany opposed the $45 billion aerospace merger. LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defence and aviation merger on Wednesday, and sources close to the talks blamed Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal. "Germany blocked the deal, although all demands from the German side were met.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 10- Britain's business department said on Wednesday the proposed merger of BAE and EADS had commercial logic of but only if it met the interests if all parties. The department said both firms would continue to be successful independent companies with a presence in Britain despite the collapse of the deal.

  • BAE Systems plc and EADS N.V.. Termination of talks regarding the possible merger of BAE Systems and EADS.

  • *Companies say they have terminated discussions* Sources said Germany opposed the $45 bln aerospace merger* UK Takeover Panel deadline at 1600 GMT* BAE shares down 2.5 pct, EADS up 2.5 pct By Sophie Sassard and Jason Neely.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Talks on a $45 billion merger of EADS and BAE Systems collapsed on Wednesday when the governments of France, Germany and Britain failed to reach agreement over a deal to create the world's largest aerospace and arms group.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 10- British Defence Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday he expected an announcement on a proposed merger between EADS and BAE "any minute".

  • By Sophie Sassard LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems. will not ask for an extension to their merger talks on Wednesday, sources close to the negotiations said, calling an end- for now- to a plan to create the world's largest defence and aerospace company.

  • BERLIN, Oct 10- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government declined to comment on talks on a planned merger between European planemaker EADS and Britain's BAE Systems as negotiations stalled before a deadline on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems.

  • *Doubts over German backing for $45 bln aerospace merger* UK Takeover Panel deadline at 1600 GMT* BAE shares down 0.9 pct By Sophie Sassard and Jason Neely.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- British Defence Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday a decision on a proposed merger between EADS and BAE was in the companies hands and that the government was awaiting their verdict. "We are waiting for an announcement from the companies- the companies are dealing with it now," Hammond told Reuters when asked about the proposed merger.

  • PARIS, Oct 10- Talks over a merger between EADS and BAE Systems were blocked on Wednesday a few hours ahead of a deadline and only intervention by the French, German and British leaders could break the deadlock, sources familiar with the negotiations said.

  • PARIS, Oct 10- Talks are still ongoing between Germany, France and the UK regarding a proposal to merge European aerospace and defence group EADS with Britain's BAE Systems, France's government spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A decision is to be announced later today, "Najat Vallaud-Belkacem told a weekly media briefing.

  • *Doubts over German backing for $45 bln aerospace merger* UK Takeover Panel deadline at 1600 GMT* BAE shares down 1.6 pct By Sophie Sassard and Jason Neely LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems.

  • BERLIN, Oct 10- European planemaker EADS has no plans to issue a statement on its planned merger with Britain's BAE Systems on Wednesday morning and the companies have until 1600 GMT time to declare their intentions, said a spokesman.

  • PARIS, Oct 10- Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks. CAC40 futures are 0.4 percent lower at 0649 GMT PEUGEOT.

  • PARIS, Oct 10- French media group Lagardere, owner of 7.5 percent of EADS, on Wednesday renewed its support in the management of the Airbus maker after its merger talks with Britain's BAE Systems failed.

  • By Sophie Sassard and Jason Neely LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems. The European companies have until 1600 GMT on Wednesday to declare their intentions and either scrap their merger or ask UK regulators for more time to finalise their plans to create the world's largest aerospace and arms group.