Australia: Regulator to take GSK, Novartis to court

Australia: Regulator to take GSK, Novartis to court

Australia’s competition watchdog is to take local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis to court over alleged false or misleading marketing of pain relief gels. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking action against GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare Australia and Novartis Consumer Health Australasia over what it claims are “false or misleading representations in the marketing […]

México: COFECE ingresa controversia contra SCT por tema de Aeropuerto

México: COFECE ingresa controversia contra SCT por tema de Aeropuerto

El regulador antimonopolio mexicano COFECE presentó un decreto contra las Enmiendas al Reglamento de la Ley de Aeropuertos y las Bases Generales para la asignación de horarios de aterrizaje y despegue en aeropuertos en condiciones de saturación. Estas regulaciones fueron emitidas por el Director Ejecutivo y el Director General de Aeronáutica Civil de la Secretaría […]

Australia: Federal Court refers Apple and ACCC to mediation

Australia: Federal Court refers Apple and ACCC to mediation

Federal Court judge Mark Moshinsky has referred the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Apple to mediation over claims that the iPhone maker misled customers about their rights in relation to defective devices. The mediation is to be concluded by March 2, 2018, before a future trial date is set. The ACCC had initiated […]

UK: Vodafone rolls out ultrafast broadband competing with BT

UK: Vodafone rolls out ultrafast broadband competing with BT

Vodafone has mounted an attack on the UK broadband market by backing plans to connect up to five million homes with new ultrafast fiber-optic lines, increasing pressure on BT to invest in upgrades and putting itself in more direct competition with Virgin Media. Under a deal with Vodafone, the alternative network builder CityFibre will borrow […]

EU: EC opens probe into ArcelorMittal purchase of Ilva

EU: EC opens probe into ArcelorMittal purchase of Ilva

European Union anti-trust authorities have opened an investigation into global steel giant ArcelorMittal’s bid to buy struggling Italian steel producer Ilva, officials said Wednesday, November 8. The €1.8 billion (US$1.9 billion) deal would see ArcelorMittal join forces with Italy’s Marcegaglia to snap up the heavily indebted company, which employs 14,000 people. “The European Commission has […]

EEUU: Tras ‘ataque’ de inversionistas, fracasa fusión de Clariant/Huntsman

EEUU: Tras ‘ataque’ de inversionistas, fracasa fusión de Clariant/Huntsman

El gigante suizo de químicos Clariant y su rival estadounidense Huntsman han puesto fin a su plan por fusionar ambas empresas en una operación valuada en US$20 mil millones, luego de ser atacada por un grupo de inversionistas activistas. Las dos compañías declararon el viernes 27 de octubre que habían decidido cancelar el acuerdo debido […]

US: Boston University, Wheelock College finalize merger

US: Boston University, Wheelock College finalize merger

Wheelock College will merge into Boston University (BU) in June under an agreement announced Wednesday, October 11, bringing together the two institutions with campuses separated by about a mile. All of Wheelock’s assets and liabilities will be transferred to BU on June 1, 2018, provided regulators approve. The agreement comes several weeks after the two […]

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