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    2. April 27, 2016

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      Google faces a new threat in its rapidly expanding antitrust battle with the EU after Getty Images, the US photo...

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    1. April 20, 2016

      Google’s Android tactics are Microsoft light

      Matt Brittin, president of Google’s European operations, complained this week that EU officials “could be better...

    2. April 20, 2016

      EU widens battle with Google

      The EU widened its landmark antitrust battle against Google on Wednesday, accusing the US technology group of abusing...

    3. April 20, 2016

      Why does Brussels have Google’s Android in its sights?

      The EU has opened a new front in its showdown with Google, announcing formal charges in relation to the company’s...

    4. April 20, 2016

      Parallels, and differences, between EU’s Google and Microsoft cases

      As Margrethe Vestager signalled her intent to ramp up Europe’s regulatory onslaught against Google this week, she...

    5. April 19, 2016

      Google and the art of monopoly maintenance

      European antitrust cases against Google seem to be like London buses. You wait ages for one to arrive and then they all...

    6. April 18, 2016

      EU prepares for Android crackdown

      The EU has given its strongest signal to date of its intent to crack down hard on Google’s mobile operating system,...

    7. April 17, 2016

      Google warns red tape threatens European tech sector

      Europe risks falling behind in digital innovation, as regulators and governments discourage entrepreneurs and suffocate...

    8. April 13, 2016

      EU privacy watchdogs cast doubt on data-sharing deal with US

      European data protection authorities have expressed doubts about features of a crucial new data transfer agreement...

    9. April 12, 2016

      Brussels plans to force multinationals to open up on profits

      The EU has set out proposals to force multinationals to be more open about the profits they make in different...

    10. April 11, 2016

      UK competition watchdog hits out at Three-O2 deal

      Regulators in Brussels were on Monday under intense pressure to block CK Hutchison’s £10.5bn deal to acquire UK mobile...

    11. April 10, 2016

      Sweden sets an example in corporate governance

      Some of Sweden’s large companies are experiencing a bumpy period. Swedbank has lost its chairman and chief executive...

    12. April 6, 2016

      Brexit economics offer no solution for Britain’s steel industry

      Brexit campaigners have wasted no time in arguing that the crisis gripping the steel industry is further evidence that...

    13. April 4, 2016

      Apple’s tax affairs spark a transatlantic face-off

      To remind herself that she will always upset someone with her rulings, Margrethe Vestager keeps a ceramic hand with a...

    14. March 25, 2016

      Profit metrics: the adjustment bureau

      Put on all the sauce you want. If the food is rotten, you will get sick. In recent months, more scrutiny has been...

    15. March 24, 2016

      Google handed €100,000 fine by French data regulator

      Google has been handed a €100,000 fine by France’s privacy watchdog over allegations that it has not properly applied...

    16. March 23, 2016

      Airlines complain to Brussels over parts and maintenance contracts

      Airlines have lodged a formal complaint with European regulators over the $60bn market for spares and repairs on the...

    17. March 14, 2016

      Solvency II: Insurers split over EU’s shared rules

      To its fans, it is a beautiful example of harmonisation, a way of protecting customers and investors that also helps to...

    18. March 14, 2016

      EU’s top insurance supervisor discusses next steps in regulation

      For a man who has just spent a decade involved in complex, detailed and sometimes fractious talks on insurance...

    19. March 3, 2016

      Uber: a route out of the French banlieues

      Baba, or “Sanka” as he is known to his friends in Bobigny, a suburb in northern Paris, likes to say that Uber got him...

    20. March 2, 2016

      Facebook hit by German competition probe

      Germany's antitrust agency has launched proceedings against Facebook to investigate if the world's largest social...

    21. February 28, 2016

      Hedge funds seek refuge from unfair European regulations

      If anyone wants to understand why so many UK-based hedge fund managers are inclined towards Brexit, they need look no...

    22. February 22, 2016

      Fact or fiction? Boris Johnson’s Euro claims

      Boris Johnson is backing a vote to leave the EU. In a lengthy column in The Daily Telegraph on Monday he made a number...

    23. February 12, 2016

      George Osborne voices support for tax transparency

      The UK chancellor has thrown his support behind plans to force multinational companies to reveal more information about...

    24. February 5, 2016

      Virgin Media calls on Brussels to allow O2 merger with Three

      Virgin Media has called on Brussels’ antitrust regulator to allow the controversial £10.5bn takeover of O2 by CK...

    25. February 3, 2016

      EU parliament backs emissions testing rules

      Europe’s car industry won a crucial victory in the European Parliament as lawmakers backed emissions-testing rules that...

    26. February 2, 2016

      France vows to tax Google more than UK

      France has ruled out striking a deal with Google over back taxes, raising the likelihood of a bigger tax bill for the...

    27. February 2, 2016

      Car industry faces EU parliament verdict on emissions test rules

      Europe’s powerful car industry lobby is set for its first big test in the European Parliament of whether its influence...

    28. February 1, 2016

      Britain must not go from four to three in mobile

      Over the past three years, Europe’s largest telecoms operators have rushed to consolidate the mobile industry....

    29. January 31, 2016

      A UK mobile merger that threatens healthy competition

      What would Herbert Hoover, the pioneering US president who excelled at engineering and economics, make of today’s...

    30. January 29, 2016

      Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner

      Nobody expected the daughter of two Lutheran pastors from the dour flatlands of Jutland to utter such a racy innuendo....

    31. January 25, 2016

      Brexit would be a ‘mistake’, say global pharma leaders

      A British exit from the EU would isolate the country’s scientists and reduce its influence in medicine, global...

    32. January 21, 2016

      Apple’s Cook lobbies EU antitrust chief over Irish back taxes

      Apple boss Tim Cook made a surprise visit to Brussels on Thursday to lobby the EU’s antitrust chief weeks before she is...

    33. January 20, 2016

      EU removes carrot but keeps stick in data laws

      Not many pieces of EU legislation are accompanied by their own movie. Yet cameras followed Jan Philipp Albrecht, a...

    34. January 17, 2016

      Showtime nears in EU pay-TV competition drama

      When Margrethe Vestager moved to Brussels to take up her new job as EU competition commissioner, she quickly found that...

    35. January 13, 2016

      French telecoms consolidation could set tone for EU

      Stéphane Richard is said to be the only mobile telecoms chief in France still talking to the other three. He is taking...

    36. January 5, 2016

      Brussels seeks new powers to oversee carmakers

      Brussels is seeking new powers to police carmakers’ compliance with emissions rules as EU officials seek to address...

    37. December 30, 2015

      Delay to EU pay rules comes as year-end bonus for brokers

      The City of London’s brokers received an early Christmas present as it emerged that the threat of draconian rules on...

    38. December 21, 2015

      City bankers ready to walk if bonus disappoints, survey finds

      A growing number of City bankers are telling their managers they will quit if their pay expectations are not met, in a...

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