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.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung a total of €138m for forming a smartcard chip cartel in Europe in its latest anti-trust case against technology firms.
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.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union launched a probe to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid.
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.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Makers and users of electronic cigarettes on Tuesday (3 September) went to war against the European Union's plans to class the devices as medicinal products, saying any such move would end up harming public health.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The world's largest brewer AB InBev reported on Wednesday (31 July) better-than-expected second-quarter results, sending its shares price sharply as it benefited from its acquisition of the Corona beer brand in Mexico.