Organisation: Competition and Markets Authority
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The takeover of concert promoter MCD Productions by international promoter and venue owner Live Nation has cleared its final regulatory hurdle.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2020
The manufacturer required its instruments to be sold at, or above, a minimum price which in turn restricted retailers - a practice that's illegal.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2020
A flood of bogus reviews on Amazon was recently uncovered by Which? magazine.offers tips on avoiding buying shoddy goods.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2019
This is harvest time for the thousands of business that depend on tourism.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
Britain’s accounting watchdog has fined Deloitte and one of its partners a total of £4.62m (€5.15m) for misconduct related to the audit of financial statements of Serco Geografix for 2011 and 2012.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
Sainsbury’s, reeling from last week’s decision by the UK regulator to block its takeover of rival Asda, was alone among Britain’s big four supermarket groups in seeing sales fall in the latest 12-week period, industry data has shown.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
Earlier this week the banks launched an organisation that would “change the culture” of how they do business and treat customers.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
YouTube’s highest earning star in 2018 was a seven-year-old boy named Ryan, writes.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
Sainsbury has lost its status as the UK’s No. 2 supermarket group by market share to its takeover target Asda for the first time in four years, industry data showed.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s and its takeover target Asda have committed to deliver £1bn (€1.1bn) of lower prices annually by the third year after completion of their proposed €8.5bn deal.
Wed, 20 Mar, 2019
Aer Lingus has named Cork native Sean Doyle as its next chief executive, after announcing that the incumbent, Stephen Kavanagh, intends to step down at the end of the year.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2018
Walt Disney offered to buy Sky News to help Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox win over UK regulators reviewing Fox’s £11.7bn (€13.3bn) acquisition of broadcaster Sky.
Wed, 04 Apr, 2018
Sky News would be sold off to Walt Disney or ringfenced under improved concessions put forward by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox as part of its efforts to seize full control of broadcaster Sky.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Staff at Sky News have piled into the debate over the broadcaster’s potential takeover, warning the competition watchdog that blocking the deal would trigger 500 job losses and deliver a "deeply damaging" blow to British journalism.
Tue, 19 Dec, 2017
British Gas owner Centrica is scrapping standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers ahead of British Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
Tesco shares rose by over 7% as it won provisional approval for its £3.7bn (€4.1bn) takeover of wholesaler Booker from the UK competition regulator, moving the UK’s biggest retailer closer to securing a new avenue of growth, writes.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
Some 235,000 documents and emails have been examined as part of an ongoing probe into anti-competitive ticket event pricing, the body responsible for the inquiry has said.
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
The popularity of Game Of Thrones has helped boost broadcasting giant Sky as it posted surging revenues and customer numbers.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn (€13bn) bid to take full control of Sky through 21st Century Fox will be referred to the UK competition watchdog for an in-depth probe, British Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
The UK plans to expand its probe into 21st Century Fox’s bid for broadcaster Sky, exposing Rupert Murdoch and his family to further scrutiny over governance at their media empire and adding to the uncertainty about the £11.7bn (€12.8bn) deal.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn bid to take full control of Sky is to be referred to the competition regulator for further investigation, the UK's Culture Secretary has said.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has decided to pull right-wing Fox News from Sky’s airwaves.
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
The British government is seeking further advice from Ofcom on Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn swoop for Sky after receiving "new evidence and comments".
Tue, 08 Aug, 2017
From next year, banks in Britain will have to publish data every quarter to show the quality of service they provide to customers to try to boost competition, the Financial Conduct Authority has proposed.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
The UK's competition watchdog looks poised to launch an in-depth investigation into Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn swoop for Sky after British culture secretary Karen Bradley said she was "minded" to refer the bid for further scrutiny.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn (€13.2bn) bid to take full control of Sky has been given the green light by regulators in Ireland, leaving the UK’s decision the last remaining hurdle for the deal.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
Tesco saw a marginal decline in its Irish performance in its latest financial year, although its group-wide recovery continued.
Thu, 13 Apr, 2017
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has said it welcomes the prospect of a "thorough and thoughtful" regulatory review of its planned £11.7 billion takeover of broadcaster Sky.
Wed, 08 Mar, 2017
Pfizer and Flynn Pharma were fined a record amount for abusing their dominant position in the UK by charging unfair prices for unbranded versions of the Epanutin anti-epilepsy drug.
Thu, 08 Dec, 2016
Drug firms Pfizer and Flynn Pharma have been fined nearly £90m (€106m) for "excessive and unfair" pricing to the NHS after hiking the cost of an anti-epilepsy drug by up to 2,600% overnight.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
Bookmakers BoyleSports has reconfirmed its interest in scooping up retail shops in the UK after Britain’s competition watchdog said Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell around 350 to 400 shops to obtain clearance for their proposed merger.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
The beautiful people have been accused by UK regulators of having an ugly side.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Gala Coral will have to sell between 350 and 400 shops to win clearance for their UK merger, the British competition regulator has said.
Sat, 21 May, 2016
Given a second chance to get tough on banks, the UK antitrust regulator outlined a cap on fees on customers who spend more than they have in their current accounts, a proposal criticised as too little, too late by consumer groups.
Wed, 18 May, 2016
A UK watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has urged European regulators to effectively block the €12.7bn merger of mobile phone networks Three and O2.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
At the airport, safety is more important than sexy.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Telecoms giant BT confirmed that it has begun a search to replace its long-serving group finance director.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Paddy Power’s management has said it will not decide on the level of redundancies stemming from its near €7bn merger with UK rival Betfair until completion of the deal in the first quarter of 2016.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2015
Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
Musgrave Group may not complete the disposal of its under-performing British retail operations until early next year, despite agreeing a sale in May.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
Britain’s competition watchdog has accused Pfizer and Flynn Pharma of breaching UK and European law by ramping up the cost of an epilepsy drug, given to more than 50,000 British patients, by as much as 2,600%.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2015
The London market struggled for direction today as Greece prepares for yet more crunch debt talks with its creditors in the wake of its No vote.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2015
Virgin Atlantic will try to frustrate and delay clearance of the takeover by Willie Walsh’s IAG of Aer Lingus, but will likely land short of persuading the Brussels’ competition regulators to shoot down the deal altogether, analysts say.
Sat, 13 Jun, 2015