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Disney offers EU antitrust concessions over $71.3 bn Fox deal

Disney offers EU antitrust concessions over $71.3 bn Fox deal

Walt Disney has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's entertainment assets, the European Commission said on Monday.

Google to appeal record $5bn EU antitrust fine

Google to appeal record $5bn EU antitrust fine

The penalty is nearly double the previous record of 2.4bn euros which the US company was ordered to pay last year over its online shopping search service.

EU antitrust official sees more scrutiny for Facebook, others

EU antitrust official sees more scrutiny for Facebook, others

Facebook and other tech giants may attract more regulatory scrutiny in future because of their market power, a senior EU antitrust official said on Tuesday.

In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background

In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background

In the biggest antitrust court battle in decades, the US government will seek to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to prevent the creation of a powerful new television behemoth.

Truckmaker Scania appeals EU antitrust fine

Truckmaker Scania appeals EU antitrust fine

Swedish truckmaker Scania said Tuesday it had appealed against an 880 million euro ($1.03 billion) fine imposed by the European Commission for alleged price-fixing ...

US top court to review antitrust claims against American Express

US top court to review antitrust claims against American Express

The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether American Express Co is violating federal antitrust law by forbidding merchants that accept its credit cards from encouraging customers ...

Kaspersky Lab to withdraw Microsoft antitrust complaints

Kaspersky Lab to withdraw Microsoft antitrust complaints

Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it would withdraw antitrust complaints made in Europe against Microsoft after the US technology giant agreed ...

EU fines Facebook 110 mn euros over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

EU fines Facebook 110 mn euros over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.

EU to launch more e-commerce antitrust investigations

EU to launch more e-commerce antitrust investigations

The European Union plans to launch more antitrust investigations into e-commerce companies after a two-year inquiry uncovered business practices that restrict competition, the European Commission said ...

McDonald's faces complaints in Europe over franchise terms

McDonald's faces complaints in Europe over franchise terms

French, German and Italian groups urged their national antitrust enforcers on Tuesday to look into alleged anti-competitive practices of McDonald's , putting the US fast-food chain at risk of multiple investigations in Europe.

Google rejects EU anti-trust charges over Android

Google rejects EU anti-trust charges over Android

US Internet giant Google on Thursday rejected EU allegations that it abused its market dominance of its hugely successful Android mobile phone operating system.

Visa, MasterCard antitrust settlement with merchants is voided

Visa, MasterCard antitrust settlement with merchants is voided

A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement among Visa Inc, MasterCard Inc and millions of retailers over credit card fees.