A Chinese antitrust regulator has approved the joint venture between Boeing and Embraer. The deal, which would see Boeing buy a controlling stake in the commercial jet division of Embraer, has been “approved unconditionally,” according to a statement on the regulator’s website. Approval from the Chinese authority marks the removal of one significant hurdle, however, the deal still needs to gain European Union approval. In October, The European Commission (EC) opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed joint venture by Boeing and Embraer. Under the EU merger regulation, the commission is concerned that the transaction may reduce competition as

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