Legislation Antitrust


  • Google break-up a possibility: Lawmaker

    Spanish member of European Parliament Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says that a break-up of Google's search engine operations from its commercial business is a possibility if the search giant does not offer a remedy to the antitrust case bought against it.

  • What's Europe's problem with Google?

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, says the European Union's complaints against Google are not about antitrust, but about the search giant's "behavior" in the region.

  • Google a 'monopoly' in Europe: Lawmaker

    Speaking ahead of a key vote on Google in the European Parliament, Spanish MEP Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says the U.S. search giant has become a "monopoly" in Europe and is stifling the competition.

  • European firms caught in China's crosshairs

    Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, explains the concerns of European businesses regarding Chinese anti-trust probes.

  • China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye during a meeting in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

    A new free trade agreement may give companies from South Korea a serious leg up—in China.

  • A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    Dollar General may need to divest more than 4,000 stores to win approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its acquisition of Family Dollar.

  • HAL & BHI: Two oil giants, one massive merger

    Kurt Hallead, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the proposed $67 billion merger between oil behemoths Halliburton and Baker Hughes and the possible antitrust issues it's likely to run into as oil prices head lower.

  • Google poised for antitrust war

    The latest in Google's 4-year battle to defend itself in an EU antitrust case.

  • The anti-corruption campaign which has swept across China in the last two years has gone global. The Financial Times reports.

  • Martin Sorrell

    China's clampdown on corruption and extravagance has benefited the world's largest advertising agency, WPP's CEO told CNBC.

  • The Qualcomm booth at the 2014 International CES.

    NDRC's direction of investigations has drawn heavy criticism from foreign officials and the overseas business community.

  • Mooncakes sit on a baking tray.

    Workers in a southern Chinese plant downed tools after Beijing's anti-graft campaign deprived them of free mooncakes. The Financial Times reports.

  • Foreign companies in China appear to be pushing back against increased scrutiny from Chinese government anti-trust enforcers. The New York Times reports.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett pauses during an interview in New York.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying almost $1 million to the government for failing to make disclosures required by antitrust law ... again.

  • Mercedes-Benz launches their new S-Class series

    Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

  • China's recent anti-monopoly law enforcement may be less about targeting foreign companies than combating another potential threat: income inequality.

  • European companies have lashed out at the Chinese government, saying that they have been subject to "intimidation tactics" by officials.

  • A Mercedes symbol is pictured in front of the Mercedes-Benz Shanghai office.

    Men in suits and casual business wear barged into Mercedes-Benz's east China sales office, near Shanghai's Hongqiao international airport on Monday.

  • Microsoft should not obstruct an anti-trust investigation by Chinese regulators, the SAIC said on Monday.

  • After 21st Century Fox's failed bid to acquire Time Warner, the question arises as to what other media giants are now in play for purchase?