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Competition watchdog details BAA inquiry.(NewsBriefs)(Brief article)

The UK Competition Commission last month outlined its investigation into BAA, citing delays and overcrowding at London Heathrow and other UK airports but emphasizing that no conclusions have been reached regarding possible actions such as requiring BAA to sell some of its airports. The CC said it will publish in early 2008 "a document setting out our emerging thinking on all the key issues," with provisional findings to be issued "around this time next year."

Deputy Chairman Christopher Clarke said, "We are looking at how common ownership could affect BAA's incentives both to invest in and develop its airports, and operate them . …

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