Daimler still aims to reduce EADS stake this year

FRANKFURT, Oct 10 (Reuters) - German automotive groupDaimler remains in talks with the German governmentto lower its stake in European aerospace group EADS byselling a 7.5 percent holding to state-owned development bankKfW .

"We still aim to further reduce our stake in EADS thisyear," said a Daimler spokesman on Wednesday.

Earlier EADS and BAE Systems called off the world'slargest defence and aviation merger, with sources close to thetalks blaming Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.

(Reporting By Christiaan Hetzner)

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