BERLIN, Sept 30 The German government is
carefully watching the interest of Chinese businesses in taking
over companies in Germany, an Economy Ministry spokeswoman said
The spokeswoman declined to comment on a report in German
business daily Handelsblatt that potential buyers of shares in
lighting group Osram had been in contact with Siemens
, which holds a stake in Osram.
But she added: "We are carefully watching the overall
situation, especially concerning takeovers from China."
(Reporting by Paul Carrel and Michael Nienaber)