Germany has said it would be prepared to give a 4.5bn euros ($6.4bn: £3.9bn) loan to carmaker Opel if its favoured suitor is chosen to take over the firm.
Berlin is offering the money if Opel’s US owner, General Motors (GM), sells the German-based business to Canadian car assembly and parts group Magna.
Magna is one of the two remaining bidders for Opel, the other being Belgian financial group RHJ.
GM has yet to make a decision, but its board is meeting again on Friday.
Source: BBC News