Oct 9 (Reuters) - British defence company BAE Systems
declined to comment on a German DPA news agency reporton Tuesday that said its $45 billion merger talks with Airbusparent firm EADS had collapsed.
The two companies are working toward a Wednesday deadline bywhich they must inform the UK Takeover Panel of their intentionto proceed with, or drop, the negotiations.
(Reporting by Jason Neely; editing by Paul Sandle)
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