Occurs when two companies combine to form a single company. A merger is very similar to an acquisition or takeover, except that in the case of a merger existing stockholders of both companies involved retain a shared interest in the new corporation. By contrast, in an acquisition one company purchases a controlling share of a second company's stock, creating an uneven balance of ownership in the new combined company.

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Ministry of Communications or Telecommunications, National Statistical Organizations, Audiovisual Regulatory Authority or Press Council.