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EU clears proposed Parmalat takeover by Lactalis

The European Union's competition regulator has cleared the proposed takeover of Italian dairy company Parmalat by French rival Lactalis. Full story

Parmalat: Lactalis offer inadequate

Parmalat says the price per share offered by French group Lactalis to take full control of the Italian dairy company is inadequate. Full story

Reuters: CORRECTED-SocGen, Intesa SP searched in Parmalat probe-source

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Italian watchdog to decide fast on Parmalat: paper

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's market watchdog Consob is to speed up its examination of the offer prospectus filed by French dairy group Lactalis for Italian rival Parmalat <PLT.MI>, Consob's head said in an newspaper interview on Sunday. Full story

Italy's Ferrero CEO dies in accident

Pietro Ferrero, joint CEO of chocolate maker Ferrero, died in an accident on Monday, raising questions over the future strategy of the group, which had been linked to a possible bid for dairy giant Parmalat. Full story

Reuters: EU "closely following" Lactalis' Parmalat bid

BRUSSELS, April 8 (Reuters) - EU competition chief JoaquinAlmunia said on Friday that he was "closely following" effortsin Italy to stop French dairy group Lactalis gaining control ofParmalat, to ensure there are no unjustified barriers to a deal. Full story

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