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Chinese regulator promises to help firms resume work amid virus outbreak

SHANGHAI, Feb 15 (Reuters) - China's market regulator announced on Saturday policies to encourage companies to resume work amid a coronavirus outbreak, saying it would accelerate the approval process for production licences.

The State Administration for Market Regulation would also facilitate online reporting for merger and acquisition deals, as well as anti-monopoly reviews, it said in a statement on its website. (Reporting by Brenda Goh and Huizhong Wu; Editing by Edmund Balir)