The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the financial information sector (Thompson / Reuters)

Mergers: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2008* On 19 February the Commission approved the proposed acquisition of the UK-based Reuters Group by Thomson Corporation of Canada, subject to conditions and obligations. The Commission’s in-depth investigation, opened in October 2007, had indicated that the concentration, as originally notified, could have led to a substantial impediment of effective competition in several markets of the financial information sector. Both Thomson and Reuters are leading financial information providers. The companies source, aggregate and disseminate real-time and historical market

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  • JG Associates (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the financial information sector (Thompson / Reuters), 19 February 2008, e-Competitions February 2008, Art. N° 37718

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