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Intel trial delayed

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The start of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s suit against Intel was put back two weeks to give both parties more time to prepare the case after Intel delayed the production of documents requested by the FTC.

Telstra faces A$30 million fines over local calls

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has threatened telecoms operator Telstra with a fine of A$30 million and penalties of A$3 million a day unless it changes the way it deals with customers who opt to use rival carriers for their local calls.

Law firm news: Clifford Chance/Wirot International

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Clifford Chance’s Thailand office expects to complete its merger with Bangkok-based law firm Wirot International by mid-February.

Competition 'behind cheap US gas prices'

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Competition among oil companies is delivering cheaper gasoline prices to motorists, according to figures released by the American Automobile Association. The organisation says the average price of gas at the pump fell 19.3 cents per gallon in December, while US Energy Information Administration figures indicate average crude oil prices fell by 16.6 cents over the same period to an alltime low in real terms.

Spanish banks to merge

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Banco Santander and BCH - respectively the largest and fourth largest Spanish banks in terms of assets - have announced a merger that would create the country’s largest bank in terms of capitalisation, giving it a 25 per cent share of the national market.

Showa Denko fined in price-fixing case

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Showa Denko Carbon Inc, the South Carolina-based subsidiary of Showa Denko of Japan, has been fined for colluding to fix the price of graphite electrodes used in steel-making.

Intel chairman on FTC's view of antitrust law

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Intel Corp Chairman and CEO Craig Barrett has spoken of a 'fundamental disagreement' with the FTC over its interpretation of antitrust law.

Commission clears mobile JV in Switzerland

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The European Commission has authorised the creation of a fullfunction joint venture by Overseas Holding Ltd (OOH) of the UK and VIAG Interkom Verwaltungs Gmbh (VIAG) of Germany, under the name Orange Communications SA, to provide mobile telephony in Switzerland.

Van Miert investigates football super league

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Van Miert investigates

Microsoft trial to start October 15

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Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson of the Federal District Court has set a trial date of October 15 for the Department of Justice (DoJ)’s antitrust suit against Microsoft, following a request by Microsoft for a delay to the original September 23 trial date.