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Glass deal approved by Commission

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Vidrala SA has acquired two glass container production plants from Owens-Illinois Inc.

Data handler buys software

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EMC Corporation has acquired Systems Management Arts Inc (SMARTS) for approximately $260 million, the companies announced on 1 February.

Competition Commission clears UK steel deal

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The UK Competition Commission has cleared a deal that shrinks a sector of the British steel market from three to two players.

Africa allows gold mining deal

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The South African Competition Commission has conditionally approved a merger that would create the world's largest gold miner, in terms of production and reserves.

Portuguese Authority recruits 'lead' economist

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Portugal's competition authority has appointed Luis Cabral as 'lead economics adviser'.

Swindell joins Johnson & Johnson

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A senior official from the Federal Trade Commission's bureau of competition has joined Johnson & Johnson.

Monti joins think tank

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Mario Monti is to chair a new economics think tank created at the instigation of France's President Jacques Chirac and Germany's Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

OFT appoints Beard

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The UK's Office of Fair Trading has made Daniel Beard a standing counsel.

OFT wants info on selective pricing

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The OFT has commissioned a study on selective price cuts and rebates. The UK's competition authority has asked economics consulting firm RBB to perform the work.

CADE commissioner reaps Nestlé/Garoto backlash

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One of the commissioners behind CADE's decision in Nestlé/Garoto has quit the world of enforcement.