Germany's DaimlerChrysler and France's Lagardere Group signed an agreement to merge their aerospace activities yesterday in Strasbourg, creating Europe's largest aerospace company and the third-largest in the world. The combination of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (Dasa) and Aerospatiale Matra essentially is the birth of the European Aerospace and Defense Co. (EADS), talked about for years and in negotiation since 1997, an industry analyst said. EADS will begin operations in the first half ...

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