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Anti-trust watchdog blocks $11bn Vodafone's Australia business merger with TPG

Anti-trust watchdog blocks $11bn Vodafone's Australia business merger with TPG

Australia's anti-trust regulator blocked a A$15bn ($11bn) merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone's Australian joint venture on competition grounds on Wednesday, knocking shares in the firms involved.

UK regulator blocks $9.4bn takeover of Asda by Sainsbury's

UK regulator blocks $9.4bn takeover of Asda by Sainsbury's

Britain's competition regulator on Thursday blocked Sainsbury's proposed £7.3bn ($9.4bn) takeover of Walmart owned Asda — a huge blow to the supermarket groups who wanted to combine to overtake market leader Tesco.

QP wins exploration rights in 5 offshore blocks in Argentina

QP wins exploration rights in 5 offshore blocks in Argentina

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has won exploration rights in five offshore blocks in the North Argentina, and Malvinas West basins in Argentina.

QP signs agreement to enter 12 exploration blocks in Morocco

QP signs agreement to enter 12 exploration blocks in Morocco

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 30% participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighbouring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coast of Morocco.

Juncker rejects gripes that EU blocks mergers

Juncker rejects gripes that EU blocks mergers

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday the EU executive was not needlessly blocking corporate mergers, a comment seemingly aimed at complaints in France and Germany ...

Iraq invites foreign bids for oil, gas blocks in new areas

Iraq invites foreign bids for oil, gas blocks in new areas

Iraq on Monday invited foreign companies to bid for contracts to explore and develop oil and natural gas reserves in nine new blocks as the OPEC nation seeks to boost its output capacity.