Commentaries

Germany wants GM answer on Opel

September 4, 2009

OPEL-RHJ/Germany’s Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg¬†is boldly telling the German public that he expects a “fundamental decision” from the board of General Motors on the future of Opel next week.

Driving an Opel round in circles

August 14, 2009

Opel sign (Reuters photo)True to form, GM’s negotiator on the sale of Opel has poured cold water on expectations of a slam-dunk deal for Canadian car parts group Magna and its Russian backers.

Driving a hard bargain on GM’s Opel

August 13, 2009

OPEL-RHJ/John Smith, General Motors’¬†chief negotiator on the sale of Opel, deserves a medal. But he certainly won’t be getting one from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.