EU signals nod for telecoms deal

European Union anti-trust regulators are set to brief national authorities next week on Hutchison’s planned takeover of Orange Austria, in a move likely to signal EU approval for the deal. The Austrian competition regulator, the BWB, said it and all the other EU national regulators had been invited to a meeting in Brussels on 27 November, at which the BWB planned to voice its concerns about the merger to the European Commission.