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Salzgitter talks with Thyssenkrupp not about consolidation - CEO

FRANKFURT, March 16 (Reuters) - German steelmaker Salzgitter is in regular talks with peer Thyssenkrupp but there are no discussions about merging parts or whole divisions, its CEO said, pouring cold water on hopes for a consolidation in the industry.

"Until this day it was good for Salzgitter to stay independent," Heinz Joerg Fuhrmann told journalists during a call following the publication of full-year results. (Reporting by Christoph Steitz Editing by Michelle Martin)