May 4 (Reuters) - Alstom:
* CEO says Alstom has no “vital moves” regarding mergers and acquisitions
* CEO comments came during a conference call after Alstom reported higher profits and kept its financial targets
* Talks about uniting the rail operations of Germany’s Siemens and Canada’s Bombardier are being complicated by the desire of both companies to keep control of a merged business, two people close to the matter said on April 12
* The two groups are talking about a joint venture that could compete better with Chinese state-backed market leader CRRC, which is expanding aggressively abroad and would still be twice their combined size by revenue.
* The three main rivals to CRRC — Bombardier, Siemens and France’s Alstom — have talked to each other about combining their businesses in various arrangements over the past years
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