Siemens approaches Alstom about "strategic opportunities"

|About: Siemens AG (SIEGY)|By:, SA News Editor

Siemens (SI) has sent a letter to Alstom (ALSMY) saying that it's willing "to discuss future strategic opportunities."

The correspondence follows a report yesterday that France's government has approached Siemens about a possible alternative offer for Alstom to one from GE.

The latter's CEO, Jeff Immelt, was set to meet French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg today to discuss the company's possible bid for Alstom's (ALSMY) energy assets.