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BNP buys Cofinoga in shopping deal

Premium 08 July 2005

The DGCCRF, France's competition enforcer, has approved a deal giving French bank BNP Paribas full control of the country's number three consumer credit specialist.

Post office fined for Spanish competition abuse

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The Spanish competition court, Tribunal de Defensa de Competencia, has fined Correos almost €1 million for abuse of a dominant position.

McGrath leaves OFT

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Becket McGrath is leaving the UK's Office of Fair Trading for private practice.

DG Comp disowns 'Alitalia'

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A top DG Comp official has disowned the European Commission's controversial Alitalia State aid decision.

Brazil faces final countdown

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Brazil's competition regime faces a grilling next week, as part its OECD peer review.

Werden, Roeller and Froeb speak in Rome

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The three most important 'chief economists' in enforcement appeared on the same bill recently.

NMa gains autonomy - and a board

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As part of gaining independence, the Netherlands's competition authority has announced a board of directors.

Balkan competition authorities meet

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A conference for South Eastern European competition agencies was recently held in Rome.

Conseil diverges from EC on market definition

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France's Competition Council is fining a 'dominant' pet food company and distributors Euro 5 million.

Canadian agency issues view on telecoms deregulation

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Canada's Competition Bureau has sent a detailed submission to the national telecoms and broadcasting regulator on how competition in local phone markets should be analysed.