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Commission publishes findings of study into retail electricity markets

European Union - November 30 2010 A Commission study has revealed that EU consumers could save €13 billion if they switched to the cheapest electricity provider available to them.

Diarmuid Ryan

The European Commission approves acquisition of Sara Lee Household and body care business by Unilever subject to conditions

European Union - November 30 2010 In our August and September bulletin, we reported that Unilever had lodged undisclosed remedies in response to formal objections issued by the European Commission (the Commission) in relation to its proposed acquisition of Sara Lee's Household and body care businesses.

Diarmuid Ryan

Commission sets out telecoms regulation priorities for 2011

European Union - November 30 2010 The Commission has set out the EU's priorities for 2011 in the telecoms regulation sector at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, with the transposition of new telecoms rules, next-generation broadband guidance and wireless spectrum receiving particular focus.

Diarmuid Ryan

OFT to review domestic electrical goods monopoly order and undertakings and consider market study on aftermarkets

United Kingdom - November 30 2010 The OFT has launched a review into the market for domestic electrical goods (DEGs).

Diarmuid Ryan

Commission approves BASF purchase of Cognis subject to conditions

European Union - November 30 2010 The Commission has approved the acquisition of the German chemicals company Cognis by rival BASF, subject to conditions.

Diarmuid Ryan