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UK: CMA opens inquiry into $12bn Standard Life merger

Britain's competition watchdog has launched an inquiry into the £11bn ($14Bn USD) merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. It will look at whether...

UK: CMA says Solera-Autodata Publishing deal may hurt competition

The UK’s competition watchdog revealed Wednesday it may launch an in-depth review of Solera’s £340 million ($441 million) takeover of private equity-backed Autodata, a...

UK: Gov extends review period on Sky/Fox merger

The British government on Friday extended the period within which competition regulators must report on Rupert Murdoch's $14.5 billion bid to take over pay-TV...

UK: Energy minister to ‘flex muscles’ over rising bills in response...

The British government will flag "decisive action" on rising energy bills when it publishes its response is not finalized  to an investigation by the...

UK: Mastercard wins approval for VocaLink

Britain's competition watchdog has approved Mastercard's £700 million takeover of UK-based payment processor VocaLink, saying the companies have addressed antitrust concerns. Following a formal consultation,...

UK: CMA warns Theresa May against ‘picking winners’

According to the Telegraph, Britain’s competition watchdog warned Theresa May against moves to prop up struggling industries and regions with subsidies this week. The CMA...

UK: CMA sets out priorities for year ahead

The CMA has published its 2017/18 annual plan, aimed at ensuring UK consumers get a better deal and are treated fairly. Over the past 12...

UK: Price comparison sites given thumbs up by CMA

Price comparison websites and apps bring "substantial benefits" to consumers, says the Competition and Markets Authority. It launched a study of digital comparison tools last...

UK: Up to £100,000 cash rewards for cartel whistleblowers

The Competition and Markets Authority, the new central competition regulator, will continue the Office of Fair Trading’s policy of cash rewards for cartel whistleblowers....

UK: CMA launches “cracking down on cartels” campaign

A major crackdown on cartels in being launched by competition authorities after a rise in illegal business practices such as price fixing. The Competition and...
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