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UK: MPs to investigate “broken” audit market

Company accounts have become works of fiction, according to the chairwoman of the House of Commons’ Business Committee, which is to launch an investigation...

UK: Compare the Market accused of breaking competition law

Insurance comparison site ComparetheMarket has been issued with a “statement of objections” by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after an investigation found that...

UK: Competition watchdog to probe high funeral prices

  The UK’s competition watchdog has launched a probe into Britain's £2 billion (US$2.7 billion) funerals market amid fears that bereaved families are being ripped...

UK: CMA approves Co-Op’s Nisa takeover

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved grocery retailer The Co-Op’s £137.5 million (US$191.7 million) takeover of retailer Nisa after finding that...

UK: Gambling Commission backs up CMA on online bookies

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced it is writing to a number of online gambling firms regarding terms and practices that may...

UK: MPs call for probe into planned merger of SSE and...

MPs have called for a competition probe into the merger between two of the UK's biggest energy suppliers saying it risked resulting in less...

UK: CMA launches Cargill/Faccenda probe

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has opened an investigation into the proposed joint venture incorporating the poultry production of Cargill and Faccenda. A Phase...

UK: Car hire websites investigated over ‘hidden’ charges

China’s top banking regulator said on Thursday, October 19, that the country will further open up its banking system to foreign investors, who have...

UK: CMA states focus of investment consultants probe

A week ago, the investment consultancies market was referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) by the nation’s Financial Conduct Authority. On Thursday, September...

UK: CMA fines estate agents’ cartel £370k for rate fixing

A group of estate agents who secretly conspired to keep their fees high to make “as much profit as possible” have been fined £370,000...
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