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GERMANY: Daimler investment in Kamaz may be postponed

By just-auto.com editorial team | 10 November 2008

The planned investment of Daimler into Russian truckmaker Kamaz may be postponed.

German daily Handelsblatt reported that the mood in the Daimler boardroom has turned cooler on investing in a stake in Kamaz.

"Kamaz is no longer a high priority," the paper cited a person familiar with the situation as saying.

Daimler is in the process of purchasing a 42% stake in Kamaz.

The deal could be closed in 2009 instead of 2008, Andrei Sharonov, head of Daimler's negotiation partner Troika Dialog said, according to the newspaper.