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EU anti-trust boss says Google fears are irrational

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union's (EU) top anti-trust official sharply criticised the "irrational" response by European politicians to the Brussels investigation of Google.

17 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

Apple's "sweet" tax deal with Ireland being scrutinised

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The prospect of the European Union accusing Apple of getting illegal tax breaks in Ireland has reopened a debate on how European countries attract multinational businesses. It has also put Dublin back in the spotlight.

1 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

EU clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal despite Bose legal claims

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission has cleared Apple's $3bn purchase of US headphone manufacturer and music streaming business Beats despite Bose lodging court papers claiming patent infringements.

29 Jul 2014

BELGIUM

Europe's manufacturing sector posts highest growth in 31 months

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Business activity in the eurozone posted its strongest growth in 31 months in a fresh sign of recovery although France remained subdued, a key survey showed.

3 Jan 2014

BELGIUM

EU launches anti-trust probe into container shipping lines

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission said it had opened an anti-trust probe into several unnamed container shipping companies to see if they have acted in concert to rig the market.

26 Nov 2013

BELGIUM

AB InBev reports better than expected third quarter

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The world's largest brewer AB InBev reported better-than-expected third-quarter results despite unfavourable macroeconomic conditions that undermined sales, notably in Brazil and the United States.

4 Nov 2013

BELGIUM

Microsoft, Oracle do battle with Google

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google was in the firing line again on Tuesday (8 April) after a group of major companies, including Microsoft and Oracle, complained to the European Commission over Google's offerings for Android-powered mobile phones.

10 Apr 2013