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by Bjinse on Mon Jan 22nd, 2018 at 10:29:26 PM EST
re: antitrust action, 21st Cen Fox, Sky, Walt Disney

Fox deal for Sky not in public interest - UK regulator

The UK government, which will take the final decision on the deal, asked the Competition and Markets Authority to judge if Murdoch had too much influence in Britain and would uphold broadcasting standards. The CMA said today that the deal as proposed went against the public interest because it would give the Murdoch family too much control over the provision of news.
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It said that recent allegations of sexual harassment at his Fox News organisation in the US did not call into question his commitment to upholding standards in Britain.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 at 04:24:17 PM EST
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Given the extent to which the Tories are owned by Murdoch, this is an astonishing decision.... unless he's been granted something worse under the table

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 07:40:16 PM EST
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EU removes Panama and seven others from tax-haven blacklist
[Panama,] Barbados, Grenada, South Korea, Macao, Mongolia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates joined Panama as jurisdictions delisted.
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The eight delisted jurisdictions have been moved to a so-called grey list, which includes other 47 jurisdictions that have committed to changing their tax rules to abide by EU standards on transparency and cooperation.

archived: Happy Vanuatu Day
The awkward process of legislating recommendations
"hird part `calls, therefore, on the Commission to regard Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Ireland and Malta as EU tax havens;' [REJECTED]"
[S&D] MEPs try to add EU member states to the blacklist of tax havens
a raft of documents addressing tax avoidance and evasion

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 at 04:33:48 PM EST
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I guess those ocuntries offered a deal for the ECB to launder some of their dirtier money at very good rates.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 07:46:17 PM EST
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