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  1. News - Hong Kong

    European commission approves NYSE takeover

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 10:11pm by AP

    ... BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has approved InterContinental Exchange's proposed $8.2 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext, saying the two are not direct competitors in most ... be the third-largest exchange group globally, behind Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and CME Group. The European Commission confirmed it approved the merger in an emailed statement Monday. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    European Commission approves NYSE takeover

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 10:50pm by AP

    ... BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission on Monday approved InterContinentalExchange's proposed $8.2 billion takeover of NYSE-Euronext, saying the two are not direct competitors ... market investigation revealed that they do not exert a greater potential competitive threat on each other compared to other exchanges," the Commission said in a statement detailing its ...

  3. News - World - FOOD

    European Commission bans pesticides blamed for killing bees

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Europe moves to keep beehives alive The European Commission will ban pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops for two ... ensure that our bees, which are so vital to our ecosystem and contribute over €22 billion [HK$219 billion] annually to European agriculture, are protected". The insecticides- imidacloprid ...

  4. Business - Companies

    EU raids oil majors in probe over possible price fixing

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels The European Commission has carried out surprise inspections at several major oil companies over possible price fixing in breach of EU anti-trust rules. ... spokesman said: “We can confirm that Shell companies are currently assisting the European Commission in an inquiry into trading activities. Norwegian firm Statoil and Platts, the world’s leading oil ...

  5. Business - Companies

    EU Commission unveils plan to cap cost of phone calls

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 10:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels The European Commission has proposed a price cap on cross-border phone calls in Europe and asked for veto power over sales of mobile spectrum, as part of a fresh ... in broadband network infrastructure to ensure that European citizens can download data from the Internet as quickly as their counterparts in Asia and North America. The Commission said it also hopes ...

  6. News - Asia

    Indians remember telegram heyday as service stops

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:01pm by AFP

    ... Rupam Nair in New Delhi India’s telegram service has been made obsolete by the technological revolution, and will send its final message on July 15 Sixty-six years ago, Santosh Sharma saw her mother sell gold bangles to feed and clothe her family of six a ...

  7. News - China

    State media deny claims China putting pressure on EU in solar spat

    Posted May 30th 2013, 01:33pm by Reuters

    ... member states have expressed differing opinions on the duties the European Commission wants to put on exports of solar panels to Europe,” the statement cited an unnamed spokeswoman as saying. ... The split between the Commission and EU member countries, as well as division among the bloc’s 27 governments, sets the European Union up for a potentially debilitating dispute over how to deal ...

  8. News - World - PORTUGAL

    Portugal prime minister announces heavy spending cuts

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 08:55am by AFP

    ... bailout, Coelho said, adding that “the government will respect all of the objectives of the aid programme”. For its part the European Commission late on Sunday warned Portugal that it must do just ... it would make it difficult to achieve the budget cuts needed to meet the terms of a 78-million-euro European Union-International Monetary Fund bailout. Portugal’s position is now “more fragile” ...

  9. Business - Economy

    EU may have to redraw telecoms plans: EU Commission official

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:07pm by Reuters

    ... of opposition to parts critics say could give big operators unfair advantages, a senior EU Commission official said. European telecoms Commissioner Neelie Kroes this year announced a 10-step plan ... told Reuters on Monday. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. Kroes’ spokesman Ryan Heath declined to comment. According to a Commission draft seen ...

  10. News - Business - INTERNET

    Google free to extend its dominance of web search

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... with Google, which are ongoing," said Michael Jennings, a spokesman for the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. The European Commission has for the past two years been investigating ... of the US$50 billion internet search market after US regulators ended an investigation into whether the company unfairly skewed search results to disadvantage competitors. The Federal Trade Commission ...




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