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Global miner BHP Group Ltd said the Federal Court of Australia had approved its A$9.6 billion ($6.44 billion) takeover of OZ Minerals Ltd.

Small toy figure and mineral imitation are seen in front of the BHP logo in this illustration© Thomson Reuters

The court approval follows overwhelming support from OZ Minerals shareholders for the deal, which is the third largest in global mining in recent months.

Shares of the Australian copper producer will be suspended from trading on the local bourse at the close of trading on Tuesday.

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