Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

EU approves Opel takeover by Peugeot

The European Commission on Wednesday approved French carmaker Peugeot's takeover of Opel, which is currently owned by US company General Motors. The commission said the deal was "unlikely to raise competition concerns" because Opel and Peugeot "are relatively small in all the relevant markets" and "will still face strong competition from manufacturers such as Renault, Volkswagen, Daimler, Ford, Fiat and various Asian competitors." The €2.2-billion deal was announced in March.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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