Austria: Creditanstalt - haggling over the bride-price

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The scrap over Creditanstalt defies description. The government wants to maximize sale proceeds but management thinks the bank is overpriced. Foreign bidders were invited although the government favours Austrian ownership. And an Austrian-led consortium favoured by the bank's management was rejected by the finance minister. Ronan Lyons looks at the confused attempts to sell Austria's second-largest bank.