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  • The deal would include the sale of about a fifth of the companies' combined can making or producing plants across Europe, Brazil and the United States, Ball said in a statement on Monday. However, the deal earlier ran foul with European antitrust regulators as it would give the enlarged entity considerable market share in Europe, the United States and Brazil.

  • April 25- Drinks can maker Ball Corp said it along with British rival Rexam Plc agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg- based packaging maker Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion to meet antitrust regulations ahead of their planned merger. The deal would include the sale of 22 Ball and Rexam manufacturing plants across Europe, Brazil and the United States, the...

  • April 25- Drinks can maker Ball Corp said it along with British rival Rexam Plc agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg- based Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion to meet antitrust regulations ahead of their planned merger. The companies will sell some metal beverage can assets, support locations and functions in Europe, Brazil and the United States to Ardagh...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Toshiba Corp, in a hurry to raise cash before closing its books for the business year that ended at the end of last month, was able to structure the sale of its medical equipment business to Canon Inc in an unorthodox way so that it could book the 665.5 billion yen proceeds before the deal had been approved by regulators. Japan's anti-monopoly law...

  • BRUSSELS, April 20- The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with using its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, opening a second front against the U.S. technology giant that could result in large fines. The European Commission said such practices, which started in 2011 when the company became dominant in mobile operating...

  • Kawasaki on GOOG: Other things to worry about in the EU

    Guy Kawasaki, Canva Chief Evangelist and former Apple Chief Evangelist, weighs in on the European Union charging Google over abuse of competition laws.

  • EU throws antitrust charges at Google

    The European Commission claims the tech giant violated competition rules by denying consumers of a wider choice of mobile apps and services.

  • 2007- USA- Competitors and consumer groups push U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's acquisition of online display advertising firm DoubleClick. 2009-2010- EUROPE- Rivals and industry trade groups file complaints against Google to a variety of national regulators in Europe, citing competition concerns. 2010- EUROPE- European Commission...

  • BRUSSELS, April 19- Europe's antitrust chief is expected to hit Google on Wednesday with anti-competitive charges concerning its Android mobile phone operating system, two people familiar with the matter said. EU charges would open up a second front in the regulatory battle between the European Commission and Google, exposing the world's most popular...

  • *Google 2015 revenues from ads on Android phones $11 bln- analyst. AMSTERDAM/ FRANKFURT, April 18- The European competition commission is gearing up to charge Google with giving unfair prominence to its own apps like search and maps in supplementary software licensing deals it strikes with mobile phone makers running its Android operating system, four sources...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 18- The European Union antitrust chief, who has already charged Google with favouring its own shopping service in internet searches, said on Monday that she was now examining its deals with phone makers and operators. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager follow a year-long investigation into Android, the...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 18- The European Union antitrust chief, who has already charged Google with favouring its own shopping service in internet searches, said on Monday that she was now examining its deals with phone makers and operators. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager follow a year-long investigation into Android, the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- Renata Hesse, who has been in the midst of enforcing antitrust law during a surge of aggressive corporate dealmaking, has been named to head the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, U.S. Hesse, who has previously served as acting assistant attorney general for antitrust, also did a stint at the Federal Communications Commission, where...

  • SandRidge was told in April last year by the U.S. Department of Justice that it was a target of an Oklahoma grand jury. The U.S. Department of Justice notified the company of the end of the probe on Thursday, the company said in a regulatory filing. Among the companies subject to a 2012 DOJ probe for potential antitrust violations related to oil and gas land leasing...

  • April 15- Oil and gas producer SandRidge Energy Inc said on Friday the company is no longer a target of a federal grand jury probe concerning violations of antitrust law related to the leasing of oil and gas properties. The Oklahoma-based company had said in May the transactions subject to the government's inquiry date from 2012 and prior years.

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on Monday that Bill Baer will serve as acting associate attorney general, leaving his position as head of the department's Antitrust Division to take the No. 3 post at the department. "From his work at the Federal Trade Commission to his leadership of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, he has demonstrated...

  • BRUSSELS, April 11- French container shipping group CMA CGM has offered concessions in a bid to win European Union antitrust approval for its $2.4 billion takeover of Singaporean rival Neptune Orient Lines. CMA CGM, which ranks behind No. 1 Maersk Line and Swiss peer MSC in global shipping, submitted the concessions on Thursday, a filing on the European...

  • EU's Vestager: Aims are the same for US, EU tax systems

    EU Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, talks about international taxation rules as well as the commission's investigations into Google's parent, Alphabet.

  • Faber Report: Lawsuit watch

    CNBC's David Faber looks at the Staples/Office Depot antitrust case, the Williams lawsuit against ETE and ETP CEO Kelcy Warren, and whether the Halliburton/Baker Hughes deal will go to court.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON April 7- If 2015 was a dream year for Wall Street's top dealmakers, 2016 is starting to take a nightmarish turn. Some of the mega transactions that had champagne corks popping in boardrooms are running into antitrust problems and, in the case of pharmaceutical firm Pfizer Inc's $160 billion takeover of rival Allergan PLC, political opposition to a...