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An article relating to this blog post on Finextra:

Reuters agrees to Thomson takeover

Further to the announcements of 4, 7 and 8 May 2007, the boards of Thomson and Reuters (NASDAQ:RTRSY; LSE:RTR) announce that they have today agreed to combine the two groups.


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Selling bits of Reuters and Thomson

Reuters and Thomson may sell off some of their overlapping products before the acquisition deal is finalised, according to some reports.

Thomson One and Reuters Trader, and First Call and Multex are the overlapping products in the frame. But who would buy them?

The Deal quotes Larry Tabb and antitrust lwayer Larry Doyle as both agreeing that SunGard Data Systems and Interactive Data could be likely candidates. Other buyers could include Telekurs, or Factset or Morningstar for the Multex or First Call earnings estimates and research platforms.

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