BRUSSELS, June 19- European antitrust regulators fined nine drugmakers, including Denmark's Lundbeck, a total of 146 million euros for blocking the supply of a cheaper anti-depressant to the market, the first EU sanction against such deals.» Read More
*Fine raises total EU penalties against Microsoft to 2.2 bln euros. *Microsoft says takes full responsibility for lapse. BRUSSELS, March 6- The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros on Wednesday for failing to offer users a choice of web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.
*Fine raises total EU penalties against Microsoft to 2.16 bln euros. BRUSSELS, March 6- The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros on Wednesday for failing to offer consumers a choice of web browser, a charge that will act as a warning to other technology firms involved in antitrust disputes with the EU.
The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($731 million) for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.
BRUSSELS, March 6- EU antitrust regulators fined Microsoft 561 million euros on Wednesday for breaking a promise to offer European consumers a choice of web browser.
BRUSSELS, March 6- European Union anti-trust regulators are set to hit Microsoft with a hefty fine on Wednesday for breaking a promise to offer consumers using its Windows system a choice of rival Internet browsers, people familiar with the case said. Reuters reported last week that EU regulators would fine Microsoft before the end of March.
*Kentucky upstart goes after former market leader. WASHINGTON, March 4- A planned merger of two large U.S. mattress companies will force U.S. antitrust regulators to decide how much concentration they are prepared to allow in this once diffuse market.
BRUSSELS, Feb 28- EU competition regulators plan to fine Microsoft Corp before the end of March in a case tied to the U.S. software giant's antitrust battle in Europe more than a decade ago, three people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS, Feb 28- EU competition regulators plan to fine Microsoft before the end of March in a case tied to the U.S. software giant's antitrust battle in Europe more than a decade ago, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS/ DUBLIN, Feb 27- EU antitrust regulators blocked Ryanair's third attempt to acquire Irish rival Aer Lingus on Wednesday, a ruling Europe's biggest low-cost airline called politically motivated and vowed to challenge in court.
BRUSSELS, Feb 27- EU antitrust regulators blocked Ryanair's third attempt to buy Irish rival Aer Lingus on Wednesday, saying the bid by Europe's top no-frills airline could hurt competition and lead to higher prices for passengers. Ryanair had already flagged the European Commission's rejection of the 694- million-euro bid for Aer Lingus earlier this month.
BRUSSELS, Feb 26- European Union regulators are investigating a number of drugmakers it suspects of preventing cheaper generic medicines reaching the market, in addition to four ongoing cases, the EU's competition chief said on Tuesday.
PARIS, Feb 22- EU regulators hope to resolve a two-year investigation into U.S. internet company Google in the latter half of the year, the EU's antitrust chief said on Friday, although a rival expressed scepticism about the effectiveness of any solution.
PARIS, Feb 22- The European Union's antitrust regulator has widened its investigation of suspected unfair fixing of lending benchmarks such as Euribor and Libor to interest rate products for the Swiss franc.
PARIS, Feb 22- The European Commission suspects the existence of cartels involved in manipulating lending benchmarks such as Libor and Euribor, the EU's antitrust chief said in a speech on Friday.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 19- Antitrust experts said on Tuesday there were no guarantees that a deal to merge Office Depot Inc, the No. 2 U.S. office supply retailer, with smaller rival OfficeMax Inc would win government approval. The possible combination raises the ghost of a famous antitrust case- the proposed deal to merge Staples with Office Depot.
Apple may find itself in hot water if the Justice Department's antitrust allegations involving e-books go to trial.
WASHINGTON/ ATLANTA, Feb 13- US Airways and American Airlines are likely to win approval to create the world's biggest carrier, with regulators expected to focus on concessions to preserve competition in Washington, Charlotte, Dallas and other airports where they are dominant, antitrust experts say.
*Apple continues to fight antitrust allegations. It accuses Apple of conspiring with the publishers to raise prices and fight the dominance of Amazon.com Inc.. Apple has also said in court papers that the government's suit "sides with monopoly, rather than competition," by shoring up Amazon's early advantage in electronic books.
NEW YORK, Feb 7- Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc's admission that its employees coordinated with a trader at another bank to manipulate benchmark interest rates is not necessarily the knock-out punch needed by plaintiffs who accuse the British-based bank of collusion.
The U.S. will bring to the table the "coordinated effects" theory and internal documentation in their attempts to kill the proposed Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo merger deal.