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Brazil's Oi says U.S. tribunal approves bankruptcy protection request


RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian telecoms provider Oi SA said on Wednesday a U.S. tribunal approved its request for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection.

Brazil's largest fixed-line phone carrier and No.4 mobile operator, along with six subsidiaries, filed on Monday for protection from creditors on 65.4 billion reais ($19.3 billion) of bonds, bank debt and operating liabilities.

(Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Sandra Maler)