February 22, 2019 / 1:54 PM / 8 months ago

Barrick Gold says reviewed possible merger with Newmont Mining

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Canadian gold miner Barrick Gold Corp said on Friday it has reviewed the possibility of a merger with rival Newmont Mining Corp in an all-stock transaction.

The company said no decision had been taken so far.

Earlier in the day, Canada’s Globe and Mail reported that Barrick is considering a hostile bid for Newmont for about $19 billion in stock. (Reporting by John Benny in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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