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FRANKFURT Thyssenkrupp downplayed concerns over antitrust scrutiny with regard to its planned joint venture with Tata Steel , saying it could not be compared with a vetoed rail tie-up of Siemens and Alstom .
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BRUSSELS/ZURICH Siemens and Alstom's plan to create a European rail champion collapsed on Wednesday after EU regulators blocked the deal, prompting Germany and France to call for an overhaul of EU competition policy to better meet global challenges. | Video
LONDON/MONTREAL The European Commission's decision to block a tie-up between Alstom and Germany's Siemens is fueling speculation over possible merger talks between the French rail business and Canada's Bombardier, lifting both companies' shares on Wednesday.
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BERLIN Europe should change its competition rules to facilitate cross-border mergers and create European champions which can compete with rivals from China and the United States, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Wednesday.
PARIS French conglomerate Bouygues, which has a 28 percent stake in Alstom, said it regretted the European Union's decision to veto a merger between Alstom and Siemens but added it was confident over Alstom's prospects.