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Legislation Antitrust

  • David Solomon, Goldman Sachs

    The lack of transformative mergers and acquisitions may be due to increased caution among corporate boards, said a bank executive.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio- based Kroger's hesitation casts uncertainty on the future of the $9.4 billion Walgreens-Rite Aid deal, which need approval from antitrust authorities, who have pushed back against a number of large deals this year. The Federal Trade Commission has told Kroger it would not have the option to close and integrate Rite Aid stores that are near...

  • What's driving deal making?

    Robert Kindler, Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman and Global Head of M&A, discusses the current environment for mergers and acquisitions as well as what to expect from the likes of the Bayer/Monsanto deal or a potential Saleforce/Twitter deal.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 10- EU regulators who are investigating whether Alphabet unit Google is abusing its market power have has not extended their scrutiny to its tax deals with national authorities across Europe, the EU's antitrust chief said on Monday. Margrethe Vestager, who in recent months ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros in back taxes to Ireland and...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 4- Amazon is talking to European Union antitrust regulators about settling a year-long investigation into its e-book deals with publishers without a fine, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The move comes as Amazon is also under scrutiny over its tax deal with Luxembourg, which may result in the U.S. online retailer paying millions...

  • Oct 3- Bass Pro Shops said on Monday it will acquire Cabela's Inc for $5.5 billion, combining two meccas for outdoor enthusiasts, even as the deal may face antitrust scrutiny given that the hunting and fishing retailers overlap in several U.S. states. Their overlap in Texas, Missouri and Kansas will likely raise antitrust concerns. "Both Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 3- EU antitrust regulators have resumed their investigation into the $130 billion merger of U.S. chemicals giants Dow Chemical and DuPont after the companies provided data they had been asked for. The European Commission, which halted its scrutiny in early September, will now decide by Feb. 6 whether to approve the deal. "We remain focused on working...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. Google received a copy in April in which the European Commission accused it of using its dominant Android...

  • Swisher on antitrust claims on Microsoft/LinkedIn deal

    Recode's Kara Swisher discusses the news that Salesforce has urged regulators to block the deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- U.S. software company Salesforce called on EU regulators on Thursday to investigate antitrust issues related to Microsoft's $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn. "Salesforce believes this raises significant antitrust and data privacy issues that need to be fully scrutinized by competition and data privacy authorities in the...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- U.S. software company Salesforce called on EU regulators on Thursday to investigate antitrust issues related to Microsoft's $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn. "Salesforce believes this raises significant antitrust and data privacy issues that need to be fully scrutinized by competition and data privacy authorities in the...

  • JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, Sept 28- Six of the world's biggest container shipping companies were raided by South African authorities on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding to inflate rates between Asia and South Africa, the country's Competition Commission said. The six companies raided comprise local subsidiaries of Denmark's Maersk, Swiss-headquartered...

  • BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, Sept 28- EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday raised a raft of concerns over the proposed $28 billion merger between Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange, saying it could hinder competition in key financial market activities. Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange, which had anticipated criticism of the deal, immediately...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 28- Six of the world's biggest container shipping companies were raided by South African authorities on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding to inflate rates between Asia and South Africa, the country's Competition Commission said. The six companies comprise local subsidiaries of Denmark's Maersk, Swiss-headquartered Mediterranean...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 28- Six of the world's biggest container shipping companies were raided by South African authorities on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding to inflate rates between Asia and South Africa, the country's Competition Commission said. The six companies raided comprise local subsidiaries of Denmark's Maersk, Swiss-headquartered...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 28- Six of the world's biggest container shipping companies were raided by South African authorities on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding to inflate rates between Asia and South Africa, the country's Competition Commission said. The six companies raided comprise local subsidiaries of Denmark's Maersk, Portugal's Mediterranean...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 28- Six of the world's biggest container shipping companies were raided by South African authorities on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding to inflate rates between Asia and South Africa, the country's Competition Commission said. The six companies comprise local subsidiaries of Denmark's Maersk, Portugal's Mediterranean Shipping...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 27- The value of ticket sales owed to foreign airlines in Nigeria has been reduced by over 50 percent since June, the International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday, adding it is making progress to recoup billions of dollars in revenues blocked by some countries. IATA last week requested anti-trust immunity from the United States to...

  • In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission said that NTT Docomo, KDDI Corp and Softbank Group were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller competitors. Both iPhone 7 and Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge model sell for 93,960 yen under Docomo's main service package without any contract, but...

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- International airlines have requested antitrust immunity from the United States to allow them to discuss routes to Venezuela, which is blocking ticket revenues from leaving the country, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday. Airlines have around $3.8 billion in revenues trapped in Venezuela due to currency controls.