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EU suspends Bonnier/Schibsted/Retriever deal probe

The European Commission suspended its in-depth probe of a bid by media groups Bonnier of Sweden and Norway's Schibsted to take over media monitoring services firm Retriever Sverige AB.

The Commission, which polices competition in the 27-nation European Union, announced the decision in a daily merger list it publishes, but did not give further details.

A Commission official said the companies had missed a deadline for submitting additional information on the proposed deal. (Reuters)