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India's Apollo Tyres to take control of Cooper Tire - media

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Oct 11 (Reuters) - Indian tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres

is in the process of buying a controlling stake inCooper Tire & Rubber Co , India's Economic Timesreported. ()

The deal could be in a range of $600-800 million, thenewspaper said citing sources.

Cooper Tire's shares jumped as much as 11 percent to $20.76on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

(Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bangalore; Editing byRodney Joyce)

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