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Lithuania closes brewery investigation

Premium - 16 March 2005

Lithuania's competition authority has closed an investigation of UAB Svyturys - Utenos alus, one of the largest local breweries.

Finland changes law of public procurement

Premium - 16 March 2005

Finland has altered its public procurement law.

An Interview with Antonio Guerra

Premium - 16 March 2005

Antonio Guerra is the chef de cabinet at Spain's competition court.

CADE ends Tam/Varig cooperation

Premium - 16 March 2005

Brazil's competition enforcement agency, CADE, has ended the code-sharing agreement between airlines Tam and Varig.

OFT approves largest UK radio deal

Premium - 16 March 2005

The UK Office of Fair Trading has approved a merger between the UK's two largest commercial radio groups.

Brazil orders CVRD to divest

Premium - 16 March 2005

Brazil's antitrust watchdog, SDE, has ordered mining company Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) to sell some of its recent acquisitions.

Kinsella resigns

Premium - 11 March 2005

Competition specialist Stephen Kinsella OBE has resigned from Herbert Smith in Brussels, GCR can exclusively reveal.

Europe announces new cartel-buster

Premium - 11 March 2005

EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes has given European competition a boost -- a new directorate devoted exclusively to cartel-busting.

Intel charged in Japan

Premium - 11 March 2005

Japan's Federal Trade Commission has found chipmaker Intel guilty of violating its antitrust law.

BAE buys into US for $4 billion

Premium - 11 March 2005

UK defence company BAE Systems will boost its US presence, having agreed to buy United Defence Industries for $4 billion.