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South Korea antitrust body investigating Oracle for software bundling

[SEOUL] South Korea's antitrust body said on Tuesday that it is investigating US database services provider Oracle Corp for bundling its new software offerings into maintenance services contracts with customers.

Hwang Won-chul, a director at the Korea Fair Trade Commission, told Reuters that the regulator is investigating Oracle for the software bundling because it is seen limiting fair market competition. He said the investigation will likely be concluded in June or July.

Oracle could not be immediately reached for comment.