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    1. February 26, 2015

      Google shapes up for the journey to adulthood

      Were Google a human being, it would still be too young to vote. Yet the US technology group, which was founded in 1998, has...

    2. February 25, 2015

      Google shakes up European units in face of tougher rules

      Google is overhauling its European business to meet the challenge of a changing and more combative regulatory landscape on...

    1. February 25, 2015

      EU set to act on Gazprom antitrust case in ‘matter of weeks’

      The EU is only weeks from launching one of its biggest antitrust battles by proceeding with its case against Gazprom,...

    2. February 23, 2015

      Brussels launches in-depth probe into GE’s tie-up with Alstom

      Brussels has launched in-depth probe into GE’s partial takeover of French industrial champion Alstom, in a signal that...

    3. February 23, 2015

      Facebook’s new privacy policy violates European law, report finds

      Facebook has been accused of violating EU data protection rules as the social network became the latest US technology...

    4. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      When Antoine Deltour decided to carry out one of the biggest financial leaks in history, he did not know what he was getting...

    5. February 6, 2015

      Google risks legal action over ‘right to be forgotten’ report

      Google could face legal action after Europe’s privacy watchdogs rejected the conclusions of an independent group of experts...

    6. February 4, 2015

      ICAP to fight €14.9m Brussels fine

      ICAP is to fight a €14.9m fine imposed on it by European antitrust authorities for aiding a cartel in the yen swaps markets...

    7. January 27, 2015

      Preserve competition in the UK mobile market

      Britain’s mobile business is going through a frenzy of speed dating. In the past month, the UK’s traditional fixed-line...

    8. January 20, 2015

      EU digital economy commissioner tells Google to make concessions

      Google must make further concessions to the European Union to resolve the long-running competition case in internet search,...

    9. January 11, 2015

      Europe is wrong to take a sledgehammer to Big Google

      It is the continent’s favourite hobby, and even the European Parliament cannot resist: having a pop at the world’s biggest...

    10. January 6, 2015

      Global fines for price-fixing hit $5.3bn record high

      Fines meted out to companies for price-fixing reached a record high in 2014, as antitrust authorities cracked down on...

    11. December 23, 2014

      Top truckmakers operated cartel for 14 years, says EU

      Europe’s biggest truckmakers operated a cartel over 14 years going back to 1997 that held up the progress of...

    12. December 17, 2014

      Uber calls on Brussels to stop French ban

      Uber, the San Francisco-based car hailing app business, has tried to circumvent attempts to stop it operating in France by...

    13. December 15, 2014

      Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators

      Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the...

    14. December 11, 2014

      Spain’s flawed challenge to the mighty Google

      Google is in conflict with European governments and regulators on many fronts, most notably regarding its market power and...

    15. December 11, 2014

      EU lorry shake-up faces long delay

      European Union governments have agreed new rules that could put an end to the brick-shaped lorries that campaign groups say...

    16. December 11, 2014

      Google makes shifts from Spain and Russia

      Google is shutting down its news service in Spain in one of the tech company’s most defiant responses yet to an increasingly...

    17. December 8, 2014

      Why Silicon Valley struggles to conquer Europe

      Has Google lost its compass? Or has the EU lost its way? Apparently both. The world’s most powerful search engine can...

    18. November 27, 2014

      Euro-MPs eye action to break up Google

      The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for EU regulators to consider Google’s break-up, capping a torrid...

    19. November 26, 2014

      Europe’s demands on Google mount

      Google was under fire on two fronts in Europe on Wednesday as privacy watchdogs told it to apply the “right to be forgotten”...

    20. November 25, 2014

      Washington weighs in on EU Google probe

      Capitol Hill hit back at EU lawmakers on Tuesday for politicising an antitrust investigation into Google, as tensions rose...

    21. November 21, 2014

      Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels

      The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the...

    22. November 6, 2014

      Qualcomm faces two new antitrust probes

      Qualcomm faces three investigations into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, as it revealed new probes in the US and...

    23. October 30, 2014

      Telecoms groups hope for shift in EU regulation

      A lost decade for Europe’s biggest telecoms companies could finally be coming to an end. The arrival of a new European...

    24. October 28, 2014

      Google case casts shadow over competition chief Almunia’s legacy

      As Europe’s competition chief, Joaquín Almunia slapped record cartel fines on rate-rigging banks, led an assault on cosy...

    25. October 9, 2014

      Q&A: What is the double Irish?

      The European Commission has threatened to launch a formal investigation into a vital aspect of Ireland’s tax system, known...

    26. October 9, 2014

      Brussels in crackdown on ‘double Irish’ tax loophole

      Brussels is challenging the “double Irish” tax avoidance measure prized by big US tech and pharma groups, putting pressure...

    27. October 7, 2014

      EU’s Amazon probe steps up pressure over tax deals

      The move by Brussels to open a formal investigation into Amazon’s tax arrangements in Luxembourg, confirmed on Tuesday, is...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Asian companies fined the most for breaking US antitrust law

      Asian companies are the hardest hit by fines for breaking antitrust law in the US, a new Korean report has found. Fines...

    29. October 6, 2014

      Incoming EU digital chief warns on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

      The EU’s incoming digital chief has warned that Europe’s online “right to be forgotten” ruling has to “stay an exception”....

    30. October 2, 2014

      Incoming antitrust head promises action on tax deals

      Europe’s incoming antitrust chief has promised a tough line on state-subsidised tax avoidance, saying she will “send a...

    31. October 2, 2014

      Tougher terms planned for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Tougher profit clawback clauses are to be added to Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant contract, as ministers try to...

    32. September 25, 2014

      Google issues detailed response to News Corp attack

      Google has published its first detailed response to criticism from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, arguing that its dominance in...

    33. September 22, 2014

      UK agrees deal with EU on new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Britain has agreed terms with Brussels to secure approval for billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley Point, the...

    34. September 18, 2014

      News Corp takes Google fight to Brussels

      In its occasionally fruitful but mostly tumultuous relationship with Google, News Corp has over the years referred to the...

    35. September 18, 2014

      Margrethe Vestager: EU’s new antitrust boss has steely reputation

      When Margrethe Vestager left Danish politics this month to become the country’s European commissioner in Brussels, she...

    36. September 17, 2014

      The big stick behind Google’s soft power approach to Europe

      Google has not had an easy recent run in Brussels. In early September, the competition commission threw back the search...

    37. August 17, 2014

      FTSE 350 audit tenders to almost double in 2014

      Nearly twice as many FTSE 350 businesses are expected to tender auditor mandates this year compared with last year, in...

    38. August 7, 2014

      Alitalia agrees rescue deal with Etihad

      Alitalia has been thrown a financial lifeline by Etihad Airways, with a deal set to be signed as early as Friday, Italy’s...

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