Competition

EU opens anti-trust probe against Facebook’s Libra currency

The EU has opened an antitrust probe against Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plan, with the European Commission actively investigating the company’s potential anticompetitive behaviour amid concerns that the proposed payment system would unfairly shut out rivals. Brussels is concerned that Facebook could bundle Libra with its popular platforms, including WhatsApp and Messenger, allowing it to have …

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Win The Third Wife on Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment is releasing Vietnamese period drama, The Third Wife, director Ash Mayfair’s exquisite-looking and critically acclaimed first feature, as part of the MONTAGE PICTURES range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 August 2019. A winner of the Spike Lee Production Fund, and inspired by the history of director Ash Mayfair’s …

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Robert Long wins Mongol Derby

70-Year Old Cowboy wins the Mongol Derby

If the Tevis Cup (starting in just a few days) isn’t an intense enough competition for you, consider the Mongol Derby — a race that replicates Genghis Khan’s horse messenger system over 1000km of Mongolian steppe. If that doesn’t sound challenging enough, your mounts are semi-wild horses, which you swap out every 40 km and …

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Amazon close to securing 10% of India’s second-biggest retailer

The Amazon corporation is nearing a deal to acquire 10% of India’s Future Retail, Bloomberg reports, allowing the US behemoth to move in one of the world’s fastest-growing retail markets. Future Retail is India’s second-biggest retailer and is privately owned and run by billionaire Kishore Biyani. The company operates 2,000 stores in 400 Indian cities …

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Summer reading tips from the EU’s competition chiefs

“It’s summer, the holidays, thank God, what happiness! We’ve got the sky, the sun and the sea,” as the French chanson goes. All well and good, but what are holidays without a good book? POLITICO has asked the heads of the EU’s competition authorities what they will be reading at the beach and by the pool. …

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Win Robert Zemeckis’ Used Cars on Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment is releasing Used Cars, Robert Zemeckis’ classic 80s screwball comedy starring Kurt Russell and Jack Warden, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 12 August 2019. The first print run will feature a Limited Edition Collector’s booklet. A hilarious cult favourite from director …

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Forbidden Planet International Podcast Episode #100 Anniversary Special

In this jam-packed anniversary episode, as well as the usual preview of the new comics out Wednesday 31st July, we also interview Eisner Nominated Writer MARK RUSSELL and answer YOUR questions. If that’s not enough then there’s a cool competition to enter. Answers to fpipodcast@gmail.com. Closing date is Sunday 4th of August. Source link

When an independent competition authority becomes politicized – The troubling example of Greece

In recent months, the Greek Competition Authority (HCC) has been in turmoil over the appointment of Vassiliki Thanou at the helm of the Agency, amid heavy criticism that her selection was politically-motivated. And while things initially seemed to run smoothly despite the politicization of the theoretically independent authority – simply because government and regulator were …

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When an independent competition authority becomes politicised – The troubling example of Greece

In recent months, the Greek Competition Authority (HCC) has been in turmoil over the appointment of Vassiliki Thanou at the helm of the Agency, amid heavy criticism that her selection was politically-motivated. And while things initially seemed to run smoothly despite the politicization of the theoretically independent authority – simply because government and regulator were …

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