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  • BRUSSELS, March 20- EU antitrust regulators are seeking industry feedback over concessions offered by Hutchison Whampoa to secure approval for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's 02 Ireland, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Florida and other U.S. states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under U.S. antitrust law, Florida said in a statement to Reuters. Erin Reece, a spokeswoman for the Indiana attorney general's office, did not indicate if Indiana was part of the multistate group.

  • BRUSSELS, March 19- European Union antitrust regulators fined German engineering group Schaeffler, Sweden's SKF and three Japanese car parts makers a total 953.3 million euros for taking part in a ball bearings cartel.

  • BEIJING, March 3- China will present proposals to revamp its behemoth economic planning agency at an annual session of parliament this week, sources said, but the organisation's role as an antitrust regulator could eventually be enhanced.

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Feb 26- Encana Corp and Chesapeake Energy Corp are negotiating civil settlements with the state of Michigan to try to end its criminal investigation into whether the energy companies colluded to keep oil and gas lease prices artificially low in the state.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- If U.S. antitrust enforcers decide to challenge the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, it may be because of an idea with a funny-sounding name that has been gaining currency in government offices.

  • *Says will investigate Google's Android software in coming weeks. PARIS, Feb 21- The EU antitrust chief defended a deal with Google over how it displays web search results, following criticism from rival firms and his own colleagues, saying there had been no gentlemen's agreement to close the case.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Comcast Corp said on Thursday it plans to submit documents on its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc to U.S. regulators by the end of March, when antitrust and public interest reviews will be launched. Comcast is targeting the end of March to submit its application to the FCC, spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Comcast Corp said it plans to submit documents on its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc to U.S. federal regulators by the end of March, when antitrust and public interest reviews will be launched. Comcast is targeting the end of March to submit its application to the FCC, said spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Comcast Corp will again be working with its longtime antitrust counsel at Davis Polk& Wardwell, as the communications and entertainment group seeks to navigate the U.S. approval process to merge with rival Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Comcast Corp will again be working with its longtime antitrust counsel at Davis Polk& Wardwell, as the communications and entertainment group seeks to navigate the U.S. approval process to merge with rival Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Comcast Corp will again be working with its longtime antitrust counsel at Davis Polk& Wardwell, as the communications and entertainment group seeks to navigate the U.S. approval process to merge with rival Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 14- The European Union's antitrust regulator will accept Visa Europe's offer to cap its credit card fees for retailers, two people familiar with the matter said, as the EU strives to cut the cost of paying with plastic and boost online commerce.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- EU regulators will rule on antitrust cases against Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility in April, the European Commission said on Monday as it seeks to end the so-called patent wars between smartphone makers.

  • LONDON, Feb 7- Swiss bank UBS AG approached U.S. authorities in September with information relating to an industry-wide probe into alleged rigging of currency markets, in the hope of gaining antitrust immunity if charged with wrongdoing, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • UPDATE 2-Google avoids fine with EU antitrust deal Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    *Google proposal valid in Europe for 5 years. BRUSSELS, Feb 5- Google agreed to make concessions on how it displays competitors' links on its website on Wednesday, in a deal with the European Union regulator that ended a three-year antitrust probe and avoided a fine.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 5- Google has offered further concessions to address regulatory concerns about its search technology, the European Commission said on Wednesday, effectively settling a three-year investigation and avoiding a fine of up to $5 billion.

  • Google improves antitrust offer, EU says deal in sight Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Feb 5- Google has offered further concessions to address regulatory concerns about its search results, the European Commission said on Wednesday, taking the company a step closer to settling a three-year investigation and prevent a fine of up to $5 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Apple Inc urged a federal appeals court on Tuesday to put a court-appointed antitrust monitor on hold, arguing that his efforts were harming the company's business.

  • *Google would escape possible fine of up to $5 bln. BRUSSELS, Jan 29- Google is close to settling a three-year European antitrust probe with "much better" concessions to allay concerns over blocking rivals such as Microsoft from internet search results, two sources said on Wednesday.