The Justice Department does not have antitrust concerns with Deutsche Bank AG's planned $10 billion purchase of Bankers Trust Co., according to a senior official.

Brenda Carleton, legislative unit chief in the Justice Department's antitrust division, wrote on March 3 that because Deutsche Bank "has only a very small presence in the United States," its combination with Bankers Trust "did not raise competitive concerns under the antitrust laws."

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