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Exclusive: EU regulators to okay $83 billion Linde, Praxair deal - sources

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are set to approve gases groups Linde and Praxair's $83 billion merger after pledging to sell Praxair's assets to boost a Japanese rival in Europe, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.German company Linde and U.S. peer Praxair announced their merger plan in June last year which will create a global leader in gas distribution, ahead of French competitor Air Liquide.Earlier this month, Praxair said it would sell its European assets to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp for 5 billion euros to address the European Commission's concerns. ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 21:39 IST