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Cola wars shift to Italy

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Italian antitrust regulators are investigating Coca-Cola Co following complaints from PepsiCo Inc that it is blocking Pepsi’s access to beverage wholesalers by rewarding them for stocking exclusively Coca-Cola products.

Bridgeman warns companies on compliance

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The Director General of the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT), John Bridgeman, has reminded British industry of the need to plan for compliance with the provisions of the Competition Bill currently before Parliament.

German, Dutch railways to merge freight operations

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In an innovative move seen as foreshadowing the introduction of the European single currency, the German and Dutch national railways are to merge their freight operations in response to growing demand for international services.

Credit Lyonnais

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The European Commission and the French government have reached agreement over state aid to the French state-owned bank Crédit Lyonnais - four years after the Commission began investigating the case.

ACCC's phone policy paper

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued its discussion paper on the declaration of local telecommunications services.

Clinton on merger mania

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President Clinton made a rare public comment on antitrust issues when asked about the latest wave of US airline agreements.

Bork joins Netscape

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In the opposing camp, Robert Bork, the former Reagan nominee for the Supreme Court and leading US antitrust scholar, announced that he had been hired by Netscape Communications Corporation to advise on legal strategy.

Punder, Volhard Weber & Axster adds expertise

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Gilchrist joins Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster

New head for NZ Commission

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Peter Allport is the new head of the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

FTC clears Intel purchase

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While its wider investigation of Intel rumbles on, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared Intel Corp’s proposed acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp’s microprocessor business - provided Digital licenses its Alpha chip technology to at least three competitors, Samsung Electronics, Advanced Micro Devices and IBM.