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27Jan94 EU: NOBEL AND AKZO WED TO FORM WORLD'S TOP PAINT MAKER.

Swedish chemicals giant Nobel Industrier and Akzo, the Netherlands paint and pigments group, have the go-ahead from the European Commission to merge their paint divisions.The merger, which is expected to be ratified at an Akzo shareholders' meeting this week, will create the world's largest paint manufacturer. It was approved last week after a month-long inquiry by the commission concluded that it would not be anti-competitive.The commission's finding was based on the fact that will ...

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