REFILE-Thai antitrust regulator approves CP Group deal to buy Thai Tesco stores

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BANGKOK, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Thailand’s antitrust regulator said on Friday that it had approved CP Group’s deal to buy Tesco PLC’s retail stores in Thailand.

The merger was not considered a monopoly, said the Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC). It did not disclose further details about the deal. (Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat; Editing by Martin Petty)


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