September 7, 2018 / 2:05 PM / 2 months ago

EU sets January 28 deadline for Siemens, Alstom rail merger decision

A logo of Siemens is pictured on a building in Mexico City, Mexico, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has set a deadline of Jan. 28 to decide whether to approve the planned rail merger of Siemens and Alstom.

The deadline was suspended early in August, but the Commission, which rules on mergers in the 28-country European Union, stated in an online filing issued on Friday that this suspension had ended on Sept. 4 and a new deadline had been set.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, editing by Robin Emmott

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