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    1. April 17, 2015

      How Google found itself ‘on the wrong side of history’

      The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric...

    2. April 17, 2015

      Taking on Google is the Madisonian way

      I love Google. As a writer, I use it regularly to check my facts and choose my words. As a middle-aged man no longer made...

    1. April 17, 2015

      Economists warn Brussels faces tough task in proving case against Google

      Google’s rivals are celebrating Brussels’ decision to press ahead with antitrust charges against the technology company. But...

    2. April 15, 2015

      EU set to follow Google case with broader competition crackdown

      The EU signalled a more activist period in European competition enforcement on Wednesday, as Brussels warned that charges...

    3. April 15, 2015

      Brussels finally takes on Google in an open fight

      Among the messiest dockets inherited by Margrethe Vestager, the new EU competition commissioner, is the one involving...

    4. April 15, 2015

      Google: searching for answers

      Call it the law of large companies: Google has been accused of breaching antitrust rules. In a worst-case scenario the...

    5. April 15, 2015

      Google’s foes in Germany and France cheer antitrust charges

      The launch of EU antitrust charges against Google has triggered celebrations in Berlin and Paris, where European companies...

    6. April 15, 2015

      Regulators will be next challenge for Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal

      Nokia and Alcatel will need to convince regulators in nine countries including the US and China that their proposed tie-up...

    7. April 15, 2015

      Europe accuses Google of illegally abusing its dominance

      The EU’s antitrust chief has formally accused Google of illegally using its dominance in online search to steer European...

    8. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The EU will launch one of the defining antitrust cases of the internet era today,...

    9. April 15, 2015

      How Diller’s Google prediction came true

      It is five years since media and internet entrepreneur Barry Diller hit out at Google’s growing power, making him the first...

    10. April 14, 2015

      Europe to accuse Google of illegally abusing its dominance

      Google will on Wednesday be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of the internet search market in Europe,...

    11. April 12, 2015

      European Commission decision ‘very soon’ in Google antitrust case

      The European Commission will decide “very soon” whether to issue antitrust charges against Google, its digital commissioner...

    12. April 9, 2015

      Shell’s takeover of BG likely to face global antitrust scrutiny

      As one of the energy industry’s biggest ever deals, Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed acquisition of BG Group for £47bn excluding...

    13. April 8, 2015

      Brussels to probe proposed TeliaSonera and Telenor joint venture

      The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into a proposed joint venture between TeliaSonera and Telenor...

    14. April 5, 2015

      Boost for Uber as Brussels considers regulation of ride sharing

      Uber has received a boost in its struggle to overcome regulatory barriers after the European Commission gave the clearest...

    15. April 2, 2015

      European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans

      European regulators are scrutinising Apple’s dealings with record labels, amid an intensifying battle over the future of...

    16. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

    17. March 25, 2015

      Women make inroads on UK boards but top slots remain elusive

      Women account for fewer than one in 10 senior executives at the UK’s biggest public companies, even as the overall number of...

    18. March 19, 2015

      Europe presses UK to increase female director numbers

      UK companies will face increased pressure to raise the number of women on their boards under European plans to remedy gender...

    19. March 12, 2015

      EU data protection rules shake-up set to rile US tech groups

      EU member states are expected to back data protection reforms that US technology groups have labelled a “Eurovision Song...

    20. March 9, 2015

      In the telecoms industry, the consumer comes first

      Nobody applies to be European antitrust chief if they do not relish a fight. Much time is spent in running battles with...

    21. March 8, 2015

      Competition chief sends tough message to EU telecoms

      Europe’s new antitrust chief has warned that telecoms mergers must not endanger “affordable prices” for consumers, in a shot...

    22. March 8, 2015

      Europe antitrust chief not afraid of starting a fight

      Google, Gazprom, Apple and Amazon beware: Margrethe Vestager is not a competition enforcer inclined to settle cases in...

    23. March 8, 2015

      EU pushes ahead with shareholder rights law despite concerns

      Every EU member state could be forced to introduce measures to reward long-term shareholders, even as concern rises that...

    24. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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