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Australia clears BHP’s Rio Tinto bid

By: Martin Creamer The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had cleared BHP Billiton’s proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton said on Wednesday. BHP Billiton welcomed the commission’s decision that the commission had no objection. 

Australian antitrust regulator starts probe into BHP Rio Tinto bid

By: Liezel Hill The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will start its assessment of BHP Billiton's proposal to buy rival Rio Tinto, after receiving a submission from the larger company on Friday. The ACCC has invited comment from other miners and interested parties, and will seek talks... 

Xstrata gets Oz competition go-ahead for LionOre deal

By: Liezel Hill Xstrata has received clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for its all-cash offer for Canadian nickel producer LionOre, the group said on Thursday.  

Competition body approves Pilbara iron-ore joint venture

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said yesterday it had granted formal approval for a joint venture managed by BHP Billiton to develop an iron-ore field in Western Australia's Pilbara region. 


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