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Whitbread's sale of Costa to Coca-Cola gets Chinese approval

(Reuters) - Britain's Whitbread Plc (WTB.L) said on Thursday that Chinese authorities have approved the sale of its Costa coffee chain to Coca-Cola (KO.N).

The company said that it still needs approval from European Union regulators for the deal to close.

(Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)