BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World No. 1 oil producer Saudi Aramco 2222.SE has gained unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $69 billion bid for a 70% stake in petrochemicals group Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) 2010.SE, according to an EU filing.
Aramco announced the deal in March last year, a move key to its diversification into refining and petrochemicals.
The European Commission cleared the deal on Thursday, a filing on its site showed. Reuters reported on Feb. 21 that the deal was heading for unconditional EU clearance.
Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Francesco Guarascio
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