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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
OECD's new paper on treaty shopping is good news for funds

OECD initiative to crack down on tax avoidance by multi-national companies could be very damaging for funds and their investors but the latest paper released shows that concerns have been taken into consideration.

CNMC investigates alleged collusion in the Spanish cement and concrete industry

The Spanish Competition Authority is carrying out an inquiry to investigate alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the cement and concrete markets in Spain.

Spanish Competition Authority imposes a fine of 0.0001% of total turnover on Essilor for filing post completion

Spanish Competition Authority imposes fine of 0.0001% of total turnover on Essilor for failing to file ahead of its acquisition of Singaporean Polycore Optical.

CMA finalises remedies to reduce premiums for UK drivers

New measures, announced on 24 September by the Competition and Markets Authority, are expected to increase competition in the UK car insurance market.

FCO reports on its sector inquiry into buyer power in the German food retail sector

Having examined the market structure of the food retail sector over a period of three years, the FCO has published a report on the position in Germany.

Advocate General gives opinion on London bus lane ban

According to the legal opinion of Advocate General Wahl, a ban on private taxis using bus lanes in London does not break EU rules on illegal state aid.

French Competition Authority recommends SNCF implements separate accounts for its rail infrastructures management activities

The French Competition Authority has published a recommendation requiring SNCF to present separate accounts for different activities.

Controlling stake in media company prompts EUMR Phase II investigation

The European Commission has announced an in-depth Phase II investigation into Liberty Global’s proposed acquisition of a 50% stake in De Vijver Media.

Summary of the SuperReturn Asia 2014 conference, Day One

A look at some of the key points and highlights from the first day of SuperReturn Asia in Hong Kong.

Public takeovers in the UK - removing the "wiggle room"

How the UK Takeover Panel plans to make bidders stick to their promises.

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