Canadian regulator requests public information on Rogers-Shaw deal

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A Canadian regulator on Tuesday asked the public for information about the US $ 20 billion (US $ 16 billion) purchase of Shaw Communications Inc by telecommunications company Rogers Communications Inc to verify competition concerns.

The deal announced in March to create Canada’s second-largest mobile and cable operator has undergone regulatory review.

The Competition Bureau said in August it had obtained court orders to advance its review.

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The regulator on Tuesday asked market participants and Canadians at https://bit.ly/2ZvMr3I to provide information that could help the regulator determine whether the deal will reduce or prevent competition.

The Competition Bureau said its review is ongoing and no conclusions have been reached.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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