Alsea SAB will push back a planned stock offering to help fund its purchase of the Vips restaurant chain after the Mexican government placed conditions on the takeover, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
European Union officials are reviewing an antitrust complaint against OAO Gazprom, the Russian state-controlled gas company, as they weigh how the two- year-old dispute will affect the conflict in Ukraine, according to people familiar with the case.
Honeywell International Inc. and DuPont Co. face a European Union complaint for violating antitrust rules over the only car coolant chemical that currently meets new EU standards on greenhouse-gas emissions.
Numericable SA’s proposed merger with SFR, the French phone carrier owned by Vivendi SA, would probably avoid a lengthy antitrust challenge because of little overlap in businesses, people familiar with the matter said.
The European Commission asked Italy for clarification on legislation passed last year that changes the Bank of Italy’s capital structure, as it seeks assurances the new rules don’t amount to state aid to banks.
The European Union’s failure to stoke competition when Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. bought a rival Austrian unit should be a warning for EU probes into other telecommunications deals by Hutchison and Telefonica SA, said the head of the nation’s antitrust authority.
Pier Carlo Padoan, chief economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, was selected to be Italy’s finance minister as Prime Minister- designate Matteo Renzi named his government team.
Facebook Inc.’s purchase of messaging startup WhatsApp Inc., which carries a $2 billion breakup fee, will probably avoid a U.S. antitrust challenge because of the dynamic market for mobile applications.