Monopolies / Antitrust Issues

EU watchdog flags harder line on cross-border funds management

EU watchdog flags harder line on cross-border funds management

Published 20/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit safeguards to stop asset managers in Britain running “shell” investment funds in the European Union to retain access to its markets [more…]

German watchdog launches Amazon investigation: report

German watchdog launches Amazon investigation: report

Published 17/08/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s anti-trust authority has launched an investigation into Amazon’s relationship with third-party traders selling on its site, its head was quoted as [more…]

Google says Australian antitrust law would hit small content creators

Google says Australian antitrust law would hit small content creators

Published 17/08/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Monday said a proposed antitrust law in Australia forcing tech firms to pay for news that appears [more…]

Australian regulator says Google misled users over data privacy issues

Australian regulator says Google misled users over data privacy issues

Published 27/07/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s competition regulator on Monday accused Alphabet’s Google of misleading consumers to get permission for use of their personal data for targeted [more…]

EU regulators again halt probe into Hyundai, Daewoo shipbuilding tie-up

EU regulators again halt probe into Hyundai, Daewoo shipbuilding tie-up

Published 14/07/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators have again halted their investigation into world No. 1 shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (267250.KS) $1.8 billion merger with [more…]

Big Four told to ring fence auditing in Britain by June 2024

Big Four told to ring fence auditing in Britain by June 2024

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY should ring fence auditing in Britain as a separate business by June 2024, their regulator said on [more…]

Amazon CEO Bezos willing to testify before U.S. Congress: letter

Amazon CEO Bezos willing to testify before U.S. Congress: letter

Published 15/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is willing to testify to a congressional panel investigating potential violations of U.S. antitrust law [more…]

EU’s Vestager wants power to investigate foreign aided bids for European companies

EU’s Vestager wants power to investigate foreign aided bids for European companies

Published 09/06/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Foreign state-backed or state-owned companies seeking to acquire European companies may be investigated to see if they are benefiting from unfair subsidies, [more…]

U.S. SEC delays ruling on controversial NYSE high-speed data plan

U.S. SEC delays ruling on controversial NYSE high-speed data plan

Published 03/04/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it needs more time to decide whether to allow a plan by the New [more…]

New York drops fight against T-Mobile-Sprint merger

New York drops fight against T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Published 17/02/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York on Sunday dropped its fight against the $40 billion merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and [more…]