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Barro's rising stake in Adelaide Brighton doesn't harm competition, Australian regulator finds

By James Panichi
  • 29 Jan 2020 17:31
  • 29 Jan 2020 17:31
Barro Group's creeping stake in its construction-industry rival Adelaide Brighton hasn't led to a substantial lessening of competition in the market for cement supply, Australia's competition watchdog has found.

In a statement released today (see here), the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, said it has wrapped up its

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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