The French government will give its opinion on
the new bid, as well as on a joint offer detailed on Tuesday by
Germany's Siemens <SIEGn.DE> and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries <7011.T>, before a decision by the Alstom board
expected by Monday at the latest, a source close to the matter
"GE is seeing the government and the Alstom unions tomorrow,"
the source close to GE said on Wednesday. "The offer will, of
course, be improved."
The French government had told the rival suitors on Tuesday that
they needed to come up with better offers for a company, which
is an innovator and big employer in France.
(Reporting by Natalie Huet, Benjamin Mallet and Matthieu Protard;
Editing by Mark John)
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