The World from Berlin Fiat's Planned Takeover of Opel Is 'Too Complex to Succeed'

Fiat wants to create a new global car company through a link-up with Chrysler and Opel. German commentators think that merging three ailing carmakers is a terrible idea.
Sergio Marchionne's Maserati Quattroporte waits outside the Economy Ministry in Berlin Monday: Can the Fiat CEO pull off a three-way merger with Chrysler and Opel?

Sergio Marchionne's Maserati Quattroporte waits outside the Economy Ministry in Berlin Monday: Can the Fiat CEO pull off a three-way merger with Chrysler and Opel?

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-- David Gordon Smith, 2 p.m. CET