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  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Aug 11- In the early afternoon of Monday, Aug. 4, ten men in suits and casual business wear barged into a busy office at Mercedes-Benz's east China sales office, near Shanghai's Hongqiao international airport.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 7- European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Sept. 11 whether to clear British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, the European Commission said on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, Aug 7- China's recent probes into Microsoft Corp and car companies including Audi and Chrysler have rekindled concerns that Beijing may be using an anti-monopoly law to support domestic firms at the expense of foreign companies.

  • Chrysler is owned by Fiat SpA while Volkswagen owns Audi, and both are premium brands in China. The NDRC also said it was launching a probe into Mercedes-Benz, owned by Daimler AG, and that it had finished investigating a dozen Japanese spare-part manufacturers on similar anti-trust charges.

  • BEIJING, Aug 6- Accenture PLC said on Wednesday it was providing client information to a Chinese regulator, which is investigating Microsoft Corp for anti-trust violations. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce conducted new raids on Microsoft and Accenture, its partner in China, the agency said on its website on Wednesday.

  • *Visit follows Mercedes-Benz weekend parts price cuts. "We confirm that we are assisting the authorities in their investigation," Mercedes-Benz said in a statement, issued in response to a query from Reuters on whether the office had received anti-trust officials from the National Development and Reform Commission.

  • Anti-trust probe pits China against Microsoft Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

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

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, Aug 4- German auto parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is considering selling its steering business as part of its proposed acquisition of U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, to resolve expected antitrust issues, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • BEIJING, Aug 4- Microsoft Corp should not obstruct an anti-trust investigation by Chinese regulators, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on Monday, the latest shot fired by China's government at the U.S. software giant.

  • BEIJING, Aug 4- Microsoft Corp should not obstruct an anti-trust investigation by Chinese regulators, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on Monday. The SAIC has questioned Microsoft's lawyer, Deputy General Counsel Mary Snapp, who was at the regulator's offices Monday morning, an SAIC spokesman said.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • *China regulator' confirms' Qualcomm has monopoly- report. BEIJING, July 24- China's antitrust regulator has confirmed that Qualcomm Inc, one of the world's biggest mobile chipmakers, has a monopoly, the state-run Securities Times newspaper reported on Thursday, as Qualcomm's chief executive held talks in China.

  • BEIJING, July 24- China's antitrust regulator has confirmed that Qualcomm Inc, one of the world's biggest mobile chipmakers, has a monopoly, the state-run Securities Times newspaper reported on Thursday, as Qualcomm's chief executive held talks in China.

  • AT&T CEO SAYS BRAZIL'S ANTITRUST REGULATOR APPROVED WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS DIRECTV MERGER.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ FRANKFURT, July 22- European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up investigations of Google Inc's practices on several fronts and are likely to revise certain terms of a settlement involving its search engine that was proposed earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up investigations of Google Inc's practices on several fronts and are likely to revise certain terms of a settlement involving its search engine that was proposed earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • Holcim, Lafarge antitrust reviews "on track"-paper Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    PARIS, July 21- Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge are in "advanced" talks with European competition regulators over their proposed merger, and have filed formal notifications in five major markets, Holcim Chief Executive Bernard Fontana told the Wall Street Journal.

  • Megamergers in media: Who might be next? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    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?

  • Media enters age of consolidation     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Andre Barlow, former DOJ trial attorney, and Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, share insight on emerging antitrust issues as consolidation efforts seep through the media sector.