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European biz merger talks continue with Thyssenkrupp, says

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said a final decision on merging its European business with German major Thyssenkrupp is yet to be taken as the "strategic discussions" are still continuing.

Both the companies have been in discussion for a of their steel businesses for almost over a year.


"would like to clarify that it continues to be in strategic discussions with Thyssenkrupp," the Indian steel major said in a statement.

The clarification has come in the wake of media reports saying Thyssenkrupp and may sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this month.

said: "The talks are currently ongoing and a decision regarding the same would be taken upon completion of the above discussions."

On September 11, had announced that it has concluded a new agreement under which its business stands separated from the 15-billion pound British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS).

"has received confirmation from the pensions regulator that it has approved a regulated apportionment arrangement (RAA) in respect of BSPS," it had said.

The pact, signed by with the trustee of the BSPS, will pave the way for the Indian steel major's with ThyssenKrupp. The would create the second largest steel maker in Europe.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 14:42 IST
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