PARIS, Jan 18 (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told RTL on Monday he was in favour of a friendly merger between utilities Suez and Veolia.
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Suez has for months been resisting a takeover bid from Veolia, its longstanding competitor, which is also now its biggest shareholder with a 29.9% stake. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by David Evans)