The EU Commission opens formal investigation into a proposed iron ore joint venture (BHP Billiton / Rio Tinto)

On 18 October 2010, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto announced that they have abandoned their plans to enter into a proposed $120 billion joint venture combining their Western Australian iron ore production activities in light of strong resistance from the Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. Further details about the Commission’s

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Richard Burton, The EU Commission opens formal investigation into a proposed iron ore joint venture (BHP Billiton / Rio Tinto), 25 January 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2010, Art. N° 41295

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