is likely to win clearance from the European Commission for its hostile
takeover of rival software firm PeopleSoft, reports Reuters news agency.
proposed $7.7bn (£4.3bn) deal would create a worldwide software gaint.
commission has yet to formally lift its suspension of the review on the deal,
which it stopped months ago, but that will happen in the next few weeks, a
source close to the situation told Reuters.
Justice Department had argued in favour of blocking the bid, but that stance
has been overturned by a district judge. However, that ruling could still be
subject to appeal.