Regulators Bless $17.5B Reuters-Thomson Union

Law360, New York (February 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Competition authorities in the United States, Canada and the European Union have approved a $17.5 billion merger between Canada’s Thomson Corp. and U.K.-based Reuters Group PLC on the condition that both companies make financial data services divestments.

The companies said Tuesday that Thomson agreed to sell a copy of the Thomson Fundamentals database, known as Worldscope, and Reuters agreed to sell a copy of the Reuters Estimates, Reuters Aftermarket Research and Reuters Economics databases.

The sales will include copies of the databases, source data and training...
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