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Uniper in Bailout Talks to Plug $9.4 Billion Hole; Shares Jump

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WATCH: Scholz said his government is continuing talks on aid for gas giant Uniper. Vanessa Dezem reports.Source: Bloomberg
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German gas giant Uniper SE is in talks with the government over a potential bailout package of as much as 9 billion euros, ($9.4 billion) according to a person familiar with the situation. 

The government is looking at applying a set of measures, including loans, taking an equity stake and also passing part of the surge in costs onto customers, said two people familiar with the talks.