According to the Wall street journal, the French regulatory authority has fined 20 firms engaged in the delivery for 672 million euro. The reason for this decision of regulators is financial fraud of companies, that administered prices through collusion for six years. The companies violated the law in the financial sector and in the field of antitrust activity.
French Regulators report that the management of companies collected within the industry group TLF, where negotiations over the cost were held. Such meetings were held from 2004 to 2010.
Of all the companies that were fined, the highest total will pay Geodis (the largest logistics company, which is engaged in cargo transportation), it is a part of the state railway company SNCF. During the machinations of finance and violation of the law, the company Geodis pay a fine in the amount of 196 million euros. Also among those who pay such a large fine are international companies that deal with shipping like: DHL, FedEx and TNT. According to analysts, the incident could undermine the trust of customers’ companies.
In addition, regulatory authorities of France fined 15 companies which agreed on the adjustment of fees for fuel in the delivery of parcels from 2004 to 2006 for 1.4 million euro.
A considerable amount of the fine in the amount of 55.1 million euros will pay the postal service Royal Mail (UK), in order to resolve the conflict with the Anti-Monopoly Committee of France. Regulatory authorities have questions about GLS service delivery business (the details of the agreement was not disclosed).
Exports of goods accounts for a third of Ukraine’s GDP.But we sell primarily raw materials abroad. It is a marker of underdeveloped countries and a path that does not contribute to economic development. Our state’s strategic task is to increase the exports of high-tech goods with high added value: that is, not just to grow […]
Next year, Ukraine may face a number of macroeconomic risks that will greatly affect economic growth. The Ministry of Finance listed these risks. In particular, Ukraine may lose 0.6-0.8 percentage points of GDP growth due to too low grain yields, due to which the budget will not receive UAH 8.5 billion. At the same time, […]
The low-cost airline Ryanair plans to expand in Ukraine if the open skies agreement with the EU is approved in the coming months. CEO Michael O’Leary stated this. O’Leary predicts the signing of an agreement between Ukraine and the EU by the end of 2021. “One of the markets I would single out is Ukraine. […]
Ukraine plans to privatize 737 state-owned enterprises during 2021-2023. The Ministry of Economy published the list of objects for sale. Although some companies will be able to sell only after the amendments to the legislation. In particular, such large enterprises as Centerenergo, the United Mining and Chemical Company, Turboatom, the Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Plant, […]
Apple Inc, according to a lawsuit filed by Epic Games Inc., must allow mobile app developers to redirect users to alternative resources to pay for services in the App Store. The Wall Street Journal reported this. A 30% commission is now charged on each purchase. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers concluded that Apple’s practice was uncompetitive […]
The World Bank will provide Ukraine with a second tranche of $ 350 million, but subject to certain conditions. WB Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde told Interfax-Ukraine what exactly is expected from Kyiv. “The prospects for the second tranche of the Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan depend on maintaining an adequate […]
September 13, 2021 — Stockholm, Sweden — Beetroot AB, the tech division of the Beetroot ecosystem, opens a new location in Mariupol, Ukraine. The company is currently accepting applications for over fifty software development vacancies in its international client projects. In Mariupol, Beetroot will focus on building teams of tech specialists to work on a […]
The American multinational corporation Google, fined in France for copyright infringement, has announced its intention to appeal the decision of the French regulatory authorities. This was announced on Wednesday, September 1, the chairman of the board of Google France Sebastien Missoff. “We do not agree with some legal nuances and consider the amount of the […]
Shares of Adobe Systems, which rose to 76% over the past 12 months, increased by 2.8% after the announcement of a strong 3rd quarter, traditionally considered seasonally weak. “Adobe has demonstrated the best third quarter in our history,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe. “We are confident that our leadership in digital services […]Next
In May Ukraine produced 2.3 million tons of the steel. This figure is to 5.7% higher than was in the same period in 2015. This is confirmed by the monthly data of the international organization World Steel Association. It is a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and a second office in Beijing, China, […]Next
The largest Chinese company Alibaba Group announced the acquisition of the largest English-language printed edition in Hong Kong – South China Morning Post (SCMP). The agreement between two large companies estimated at $ 266 million. Representatves of companies told about the agreement on December 14, 2015. All details of the agreement are kept in a […]Next
As part of the fight against the illegal fuel market, the State Fiscal Service liquidated 10 illegal productions of fuels and lubricants. The head of the State Fiscal Service Vadym Melnyk told about this in an interview with NV Business. According to him, during January-March, SFS officers seized 35.6 thousand tons of illegally produced fuel […]Next
Shares of US electric car manufacturer Tesla continue to rise sharply amid news of the company’s future accession to the S&P index. On Tuesday, November 24, the market value of Elon Musk’s company crossed the $ 500 billion mark for the first time. Tesla shares are said to have risen nearly 550 percent this year, […]Next
Global trade turnover in 2020 will decrease by 7-9%. This was announced on Wednesday, October 21, by the RBC-Ukraine news agency with reference to the report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD. The decline in trade has occurred in all regions of the world due to quarantine restrictions, the report said. They […]Next
The capacity of installed solar energy facilities in Ukraine will increase up to 3 GW by 2020. Vitaliy Daviy, CEO of IB Center Europe, made such forecast for the development of the industry at CISOLAR 2019 the 8th Solar Energy Conference in Kiev. As of April 1, 2019, more than 2.2 GW of solar energy […]Next
Chinese companies continue to actively increase their presence in the business world. Recently it became known that the company Dalian Wanda Group, which specializes in the construction of residential and commercial property, acquires the major USA cinema-company Legendary Entertainment for $ 4 billion. After the implementation of the agreement, most of the shares will pass […]Next
The American company Pfizer, which developed in partnership with the German BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus COVID-19, expects revenue from sales of this drug in 2021 for $ 15 billion. This year the company hopes to produce 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine. The drug is expected to generate a quarter of Pfizer’s total revenue, which […]Next
Founder of media corporation RIA Media Corp. Oleksandr Chovhan singled out from his eponymous Foundation impressive sum of money in the development of IT sphere in Ukraine. The funds were invested in Vinnitsa IT – Academy in exchange for a share in the amount of 61% in the structure of the institution. According to Tetiana […]Next
On Wednesday, March 17, the Antimonopoly Committee decided to fine the distributor of tobacco products Tedis Ukraine 274.2 million hryvnias, the press service of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine reports. The reason for this decision was the company’s failure to fully implement the decision of the committee from 2016 (paragraph 4 of Article 50 of […]Next
The largest American agricultural company Cargill suspends the sale of seeds, fertilizers and chemicals in the Black Sea region, including Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Poland. According to the information of the “Interfax-Ukraine”, after a comprehensive review of its grain and oilseed business in the Central and Eastern Europe, the Cargill decided to stop […]Next
Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Tigipko was denied the purchase of more than 99% of Prominvestbank (PIB) shares through Luregio Limited. National Bank made the relevant decision due to problematic issues of the Bank’s activity. “The Committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking, Oversight (Oversight) of Payment Systems adopted this decision on February 5, 2021. The decision […]Next
The Ukrainian economy will recover from the effects of the corona crisis in two or three years. This assessment of experts was published by the Ministry of Economy in a report on the impact of coronavirus on Ukraine. The agency reminded that last year the economy lost 4%, but this year GDP is expected to […]Next
Previously unknown to the Ukrainian market Iranian airline company Mahan Air announced the launch of several regular eastbound flights from Kyiv. This reported the “Delo”. According to the publication, in the list are flights to India, China, Malaysia, Thailand and the UAE. Entering the Ukrainian market for the Mahan Air became possible due to the […]Next
The European regulator on personal data protection has sent a preliminary order to American Facebook to stop the transfer of data of its users in the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation. “The EU’s privacy regulator has sent a preliminary order to Facebook for suspending the transfer […]Next