European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.   Photograph: Reuters

Intel were the instigators of Moore’s law. A cornerstone of the tech world, it attests that the capacity of computing chips doubles every two years. I(...)

A Bayer-Monsanto merger would create the world’s largest integrated pesticides and seeds company

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66 billion (€56bn) takeover of US seeds group Monsanto, saying it wa(...)

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in ‘Game of Thrones’, will speak at the Web Summit

The company behind the Web Summit has a permanent six-bedroom “crash pad” for new employees arriving in Dublin as part of efforts to circumvent the ho(...)

Last Friday it emerged that, in July 2016, Volkswagen told European Commission competition investigators of secret meetings with its German competitors, dating back 14 years, to discuss production and components, including elements related to the diesel emissions scandal

The latest scandal for German automakers started with a cover story in the respected news weekly Der Spiegel, which suggested that Volkswagen, Daimler(...)

The size of Apple tax  escrow fund has yet to be confirmed but it could be in the range of €13 billion to €15 billion, including interest, according to the Department of Finance. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Segar

The Department of Finance has revealed that the amount of back-taxes it will have to collect from iPhone maker Apple could be up to €15 billion, inclu(...)

The State is nearing an agreement with Apple on how to manage back tax it has been ordered to collect from the iPhone maker. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The State is nearing an agreement with Apple on how to manage back tax it has been ordered to collect from the iPhone maker, even as it appeals a 2016(...)

Bill Gates: for years he persisted in unveiling his tablets and smartphones, proof of his preparedness. And then Microsoft’s winter came, in the form of mobile, and all those years of preparation were for naught. Photograph:  Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

The world of regulation and anti-trust enforcement, it need hardly be pointed out, is not the most scintillating area of public interest – the intermi(...)

Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank has been embroiled in a prolonged state rescue after failing to raise €5 billion on the market to shore up its capital. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/ Getty

The European Commission gave its blessing to a state bailout of Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena on Tuesday, paving the way for a deep restruct(...)

European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

The European Commission’s notoriously secretive Directorate-General for Competition has wide powers to investigate, including search and seizure in th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with (from left) Bank of China’s Dublin branch manager Tian Jun; the bank’s chairman, Tian Guoli; and China’s ambassador to Ireland, Dr Yue Xiaoyong. Photograph: Maxwell

It took a little over a fortnight for Theresa May’s Conservatives to strike a deal with Arlene Foster’s DUP, but – while sterling may have climbed to(...)

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