Japan's Panasonic Corp said on Monday it aims to win approval from anti-monopoly regulators for its bid for Sanyo Electric Co Ltd by September. Panasonic is planning to spend at least 400 billion yen ($4.2 billion) to take control of Sanyo, the world's largest rechargeable battery maker, in a move to strengthen its presence in the rapidly growing green energy business.

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(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka)