German govt's Uniper takeover to cost over 30 bln eur - Business Insider

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BERLIN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The German government's takeover of utility Uniper (UN01.DE) is expected to cost over 30 billion euros ($29.97 billion), Business Insider reported on Tuesday, citing government sources.

The government is close to agreeing a takeover deal, Business Insider said, adding that Berlin, parallel to the acquisition, still planned to impose a gas levy on consumers from Oct. 1.

In response to the report, a source told Reuters that the agreement is in the home stretch.

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Reporting by Riham Alkousaa and Holger Hansen, Editing by Miranda Murray

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