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Stagecoach/ Coach USA

Premium - 01 August 1999

The UK’s largest transport group, Stagecoach, is to purchase Houstonbased company Coach USA in a transaction valued at US$1.8 billion.

EU clashes with the Netherlands over petrol station aid

Premium - 01 August 1999

The European Commission has barred the Dutch government from providing aid to some 450 petrol stations near the border with Germany in order to help them compete with their rivals across the border, which can charge cheaper prices on account of lower petrol taxes in Germany.

Celltech/ Chiroscience

Premium - 01 August 1999

UK firms Celltech and Chiroscience are to merge in a deal valued at £331 million, creating one of the largest bioscience companies in Europe.

Commission officials raid Interbrew's offices

Premium - 01 August 1999

European Commission officials have raided the offices of Interbrew, the fourth-largest brewing concern in the world, to investigate possible abuses of dominance in the Belgian market.

New partner at Denton Hall

Premium - 01 August 1999

Suyong Kim has joined the Denton Hall competition group as partner.

English soccer broadcast deals approved

Premium - 01 August 1999

The UK’s Restrictive Practices Court has ruled that the current broadcasting deals between the English soccer Premier League and broadcasters BSkyB and BBC are 'not against the public interest.'

EU clashes with Portugal over bank merger

Premium - 01 August 1999

The EU Commission has suspended the decision of the Portuguese government to block the acquisition by a Spanish bank of a Portuguese financial holding company.

FCC to intervene in access case

Premium - 01 August 1999

The chairman of the FCC, William Kennard, says the agency will intervene in a court case on whether cable television operators can be forced by local regulators to give their customers access to Internet service providers.

CORRECTION

Premium - 01 August 1999

In the June/July issue of GCR we published a news item entitled ‘Reshuffle at London Economics’.

WalMart/ Asda

Premium - 01 August 1999

US retailing giant WalMart is to buy the UK supermarket chain Asda Group in a cash deal valued at US$10.8 billion.