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Cartel extended iron ore JV-examination of Rio Tinto and BHP

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FRANKFURT (Dow Jones) – The Federal Cartel Office, the deadline for the review of the proposed iron ore joint venture of two mining companies BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto at the request of Extended enterprise. "We have a deadline at the request of corporations extended and expected by the end of July with a decision, "said a Spokeswoman for the authority on Thursday to Dow Jones Newswires. Originally wanted the office until 25 May, a decision taken.
We carry a very extensive investigation, " "added the spokeswoman. The result of the review was "Prejudices" and focused on competition issues. On details that the Cartel in terms of the plan of the Australian BHP Billiton plc and British Rio Tinto Ltd. may cause worry, they made no Information.

   

Web sites: www.bundeskartellamt.de
www.riotinto.com
www.bhpbilliton.com

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April 01, 2010 09:09 ET (13:09 GMT)

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