BRUSSELS, June 17 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators have set a July 20 deadline for their decision on CME Group and IHS Markit's proposed joint venture for over-the-counter markets, a European Commission filing showed on Thursday.
CME Group and London-headquartered financial information provider IHS Markit announced their plan to form a post-trade services joint venture in January.
The EU competition enforcer can clear the deal with or without concessions or it can open a four-month investigation following the end of its preliminary review if it has serious concerns.
CMA, Britain's antitrust watchdog, this month launched an investigation into the deal, setting a July 30 deadline for its phase 1 decision.
Business information provider S&P Global Inc in November last year announced a bid - $44 billion in stock - to acquire IHS Markit to create a new data powerhouse serving Wall Street and the corporate world. (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Jason Neely)