Antitrust


EU Starts In-Depth Probe of Bayer, Monsanto Deal

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in various pesticide and seeds…

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EU Fines Google a Record €2.4B in Antitrust Case

The European Union slapped a record €2.42 billion ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to…

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SuperPharm Loses Exclusive Grip on Malls

Under threat of monetary sanctions from the Israeli Antitrust Authority, the SuperPharm drug chain has agreed to relinquish its exclusivity contracts with 120 shopping centers around the country, according to…

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Israel Slaps Coca Cola With Antitrust Fine

Coca Cola in Israel will be required to pay a 62.7 million shekel fine for breach of antitrust laws, according to a ruling of the Israel Antitrust Authority head Michal…

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China Fines GM $29M for Violating Anti-Monopoly Rules

One week after media reports said China was investigating an automaker’s alleged “anti-competitive” behavior, China levied a fine of $29 million (201 million yuan) on Shanghai General Motors for violating…

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GM Shares Fall on Reports of Antitrust Penalty in China

A Chinese state-run newspaper reported Wednesday that the government will penalize an unidentified U.S. automaker soon for alleged anti-competitive behavior. With signs pointing to General Motors, shares of the Detroit…

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Bayer Takeover of Monsanto Would Create Global Giant

Bayer’s potential acquisition of Monsanto would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia, combining two businesses with complementary geographical…

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Antitrust Authority Launches Fast Track for Mergers

In an uncharacteristically merger-friendly mood, the Israeli Antitrust Authority has unveiled plans to create a fast-track, “bright-green lane” for proposed deals that do not pose questions of reducing competition. The…

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Golan Telecom Mulls Stay-of-Proceedings

Golan Telecom was on the verge of requesting a stay-of-proceedings and the appointment of a receiver in view of the likely decision by the Israel Antitrust Authority to block its…

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