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Visa, Mastercard

UK Scrutinizes Visa & Mastercard Fee Increases

British lawmakers plan to scrutinize increases in the fees Visa and Mastercard's charge businesses after the country's payments regulator found no evidence to justify...
Merger

UK Watchdog Drops IAG-Air Europa Probe

UK competition regulators have dropped their probe into the IAG-Air Europa merger, after the two sides terminated the tie-up in the form originally envisioned. IAG...
Data Markets

UK’s Financial Regulator Will Now Look At Data Markets

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced on Tuesday, January 11, that it will launch two market studies to investigate the competitive conditions to...
FTC to block Nvidia

Nvidia & Arm Hit Back Against UK Antitrust Ruling

In a 28-page written submission to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that was published Monday, January 10, the semiconductor heavyweights Nvidia, Softbank,...
Nvidia

NVIDIA Responds To UK Antitrust Ruling

NVIDIA offered its official response to the UK’s antitrust decision in a document filed on January 10, 2022. In the document, NVIDIA argues at length that...
Merger

UK Watchdog Probes NEC Software Merger

The United Kingdom’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into NEC Software Solutions’ acquisition of Capita Secure Solutions and Services. The Competition and Markets Authority...
Facebook UK Concerns Giphy Deal

Facebook Maps Out UK Giphy Appeal

Facebook has applied to appeal a British competition watchdog ruling that it must sell Giphy on grounds that include challenging the finding that the...
Facebook UK Concerns Giphy Deal

Facebook Is Appealing UK’S Order To Sell Giphy

Facebook is appealing the UK's ruling that it must sell animated images platform Giphy. Facebook is saying that the evidence does not support the...
Microsoft

UK Antitrust Watchdog To Probe Microsoft’s $16B Nuance Deal

On Monday UK's antitrust regulator said it will look into Microsoft's  $16 billion purchase of artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications. According to Reuters,...
COVID tests

Former UK Watchdog Head Says PCR Tests Are Engaged In Price...

The former chairman of the UK competition regulator has condemned the market for PCR tests for travelers, describing it as a “rip-off jungle”. After the...
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