BRUSSELS Jan 3 European Union antitrust
regulators have extended the deadline for a decision on
ChemChina's proposed buy of Swiss pesticides and seeds group
Syngenta by 10 working days to April 12.
The European Commission which handles competition cases for
the European Union, extended the deadline on Tuesday, its
Syngenta was not immediately available for comment.
The Commission opened an in-depth investigation into
state-owned ChemChina's $43 billion bid in October, saying the
companies had not allayed concerns over the deal.
(Reporting by Julia Fioretti; editing by Susan Thomas)