It looks like S&P Global Inc. is set to receive the green light from the EU antitrust authority on its $44 billion acquisition of IHS Markit Ltd., creating a new powerhouse in the financial information services sector.  

The outcome of the deal would see IHS Markit’s fixed income benchmarks and indices, bond pricing and reference data as well as information on the natural resources, automotive and engineering sectors combined with S&P’s credit ratings, market intelligence businesses and stock and energy benchmarks.