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Cartonboard

Premium - 01 September 1998

The European Court of First Instance has largely upheld the fines levied by the Commission on 19 companies involved in a cartel in the cartonboard market — one company has had its fine annulled completely, while others have seen small reductions, the total fines imposed being reduced from Ecu 131.75 million to Ecu 120.33 million.

Price-Waterhouse/Coopers & Lybrand

Premium - 01 September 1998

The EU Commission has formally cleared the notified merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand following a full investigation centred on the risk of dominance in the market for audit and accounting services to large companies.

Akzo/Courtaulds

Premium - 01 September 1998

The European Commission has decided to clear the acquisition of the British firm Courtaulds plc by Akzo Nobel NV of the Netherlands, subject to commitments by the two firms to divest their interests in aerospace coatings and sealants, thus eliminating any overlap in these markets.

Universal/Polygram

Premium - 01 September 1998

The plans of Seagram’s president and CEO to turn the venerable drinks company into an entertainment colossus continue with the announcement that Seagram’s Universal Studios arm is spending US$10.6 billion to acquire PolyGram NV – creating the world’s largest music company.

Hands across the water

Premium - 01 August 1998

With the signing of a bilateral agreement this summer, the United States and the European Union appear to have put the acrimony generated by the Boeing dispute behind them. But will the new spirit of cooperation hold?

Commission approves BA/ AA alliance

Premium - 01 August 1998

The European Commission has finally approved the planned alliance between British Airways and American Airlines.

Commission approves United/ Lufthansa alliance

Premium - 01 August 1998

The Commission also approved the alliance between United, Lufthansa and SAS, which has been operating since 1996 as the Star Alliance and has already won regulatory approval in the US.

Van Miert to investigate Italy flights

Premium - 01 August 1998

Also on the Commission’s agenda is competition on the Rome to Milan route, with many of Alitalia’s competitors complaining loudly about the impact of a plan to transfer nearly all flights to Malpensa airport in the autumn.

CAA sees growing competition in Europe's skies

Premium - 01 August 1998

A report published by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority on the first five years of Europe’s single aviation market has revealed a substantial increase in competition in the skies over Europe.

DoJ clears American's Aerolineas stake

Premium - 01 August 1998

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has cleared American Airlines’ proposed acquisition of around 8.5 per cent of Aerolineas Argentinas after American agreed to restructure the deal.