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CARTELS: ABB calls for order

Premium - 01 December 1999

The chief executive of ABB Asea Brown Boveri has taken the unusual step of telling managers of the Swiss/Swedish engineering conglomerate to keep on the right side of the law.

TELECOMS: FCC/ Bellsouth

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously denied BellSouth’s application to provide long-distance service in Louisiana.

UNDER INVESTIGATION: BA/ AA

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Progress towards the proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines is being delayed by transatlantic friction, and the Department of Transportation has indefinitely postponed hearings that had been set for October 26.

Canadian Bank Mergers Blocked

Premium - 01 December 1999

The proposed Bank of Montreal/Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto Dominion Bank/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) mergers were cancelled in December following a decision by Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin to reject the two deals.

Siebe & BTR merger in Britain

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UK firms Siebe PLC and BTR PLC are planning a £3.42 billion merger to create the largest automation firm in the world.

International competition policy in the twenty-first century

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James F Rill, a senior partner at Washington, DC law firm Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, PLLC and co-chair of ICPAC, discusses the challenge of devising a framework for competition policy for the 21st century

Finland: New merger control regime

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The merger guidelines correspond to a large extent to the relevant EC rules. The first cases have been notified to the FCA.

Franchising: The unintended franchise

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The court was sympathetic to Mitsubishi’s plight, concluding: 'While we understand Mitsubishi’s concern that dealerships in Illinois are too easily categorised as statutory franchisees, that is a concern appropriately raised to either the Illinois legislature or Illinois Attorney General.'

Antitrust for the global millenium: ICPAC

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The setting up of a committee to look at international competition issues is a first in the 60-year history of the US Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, and its findings are expected to influence policy into the 21st century. Maija Pesola reports

Pitofsky on global antitrust

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US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Robert Pitofsky says global agreement is not an impossible dream, even though a worldwide code isn’t feasible yet.