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).
SoftServe is expanding its presence and opening new office spaces in four cities — Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Uzhhorod, and Odesa. They are available for 250 people working in these regions as well as other employees. The coworking in Vinnytsia where SoftServe has around 50 employees is already fully operating. Odesa is the next — office space […]
COMBINE ROAD AND COMFORT Shell is launching a new coffee brand Shell Café all over Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) (to replace […]
Radisson Hotel Group is proud to be the world’s first hotel group to make all meetings and events across 400+ hotels in its EMEA portfolio carbon negative. For every event taking place at its participating hotels, Radisson Hotel Group will offset double the carbon footprint, to ensure that every meeting has a positive impact on […]
During trading on Monday, October 11, the price of a barrel of Brent oil rose by 2% to $ 84.01. She reached this mark for the first time since October 2018. US WTI oil rose by $ 1.62 to $ 81.3 – the highest price since 2014, according to Reuters. It is noted that Brent […]
The agreement on a single corporate tax rate of at least 15 percent was signed by 136 states, which account for more than 90 percent of world GDP. The agreement is aimed at combating tax evasion by international corporations. The initiative was also signed by countries that were initially opposed to tax reform, such as […]
The savings of Ukrainian citizens outside the banking system are estimated at $ 30-35 billion. This estimate was given by the chairman of the National Bank Kyrylo Shevchenko during the Kyiv Economic Forum. There are different estimates of the “gray” economy. We in the National Bank believe that this is up to 30% of GDP. […]
During the week, the National Bank of Ukraine bought $ 228 million on the interbank foreign exchange market. At the same time, the central bank did not sell currency on the interbank market. So the NBU continued to buy currency on the interbank market, the bank increased it compared to last week ($ 15 million) […]
The new Tesla factory in Berlin may release the first electric cars next month. CEO Elon Musk stated this. Speaking at the plant, Musk said he hoped to get the green light to begin production in the coming weeks. The last consultation on public concern about the plant ends on October 14, after which the […]
Completion of the construction of the Russian Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is scheduled for September 12. Bloomberg reported this on August 23, citing the maritime authorities of Germany. Laying of pipes in the waters of Germany is carried out by the Russian ship-pipelayer Fortuna. According to a message for seafarers sent by the German Department […]Next
On March 19, the High Court of Justice in London upheld the claim of the pharmaceutical company Darnytsia and seized the accounts of the company, which is an intermediary in the procurement of raw materials from the German company Farmaplant Fabrikation Chemischer Produkte GmbH for Borschagiv Chemical and Pharmaceutical Plant. It is about the British […]Next
Ukrzaliznytsia subsidiary Center software production signed five agreements with oil provider regarding purchase of 65 thousand tons of diesel fuel. This volume should be enough for two and a half months to ensure stable passenger – and freight transport. This was announced today from the data message posted on the official website of Ukrainian Railways. […]Next
Starbucks reported its biggest profit of all time in the UK, and it can serve as a long-term completion of a tax dispute with the British government. After the company was involved in a major tax scandal in 2012, when it was accused of tax evasion, Starbucks paid UK a large sum of income tax […]Next
Ukrainian startup Petcube, which successfully sells gadgets for pets, has attracted an investment in amount of $ 2.6 million from such investors as Almaz Capital and AVentures Capital, which previously invested in the start-up $ 1.1 million. Also, in the round participated legendary business incubator Y Combinator; Ukrainians got into the program of the Y […]Next
Despite the unstable political and economic situation in the country, in 2015 it was recorded a large influx of investments in Ukrainian projects from the west. New companies are increasingly attracting foreign investors. The UVCA association recently reported on the results. The UVCA is an association of local and international investors. According to the UVCA […]Next
A major manufacturer of products, Unilever Company intends to launch a tea factory in the Kiev region in the second half of 2016. The company has already invested in the project € 8.3 million. “Unilever will launch its own tea factory in Gostomel. Unilever works on the project from the middle of 2015, and at […]Next
One of the largest airlines in Singapore – Singapore Airlines recently named the price for the shares in the acquisition of the budget carrier Tiger Airways, which is about $ 0.10 per share. Today the Singapore Airlines company already owns a 77% stake in the Tiger Airways, a final deal on the acquisition initially planned […]Next
Experts predict the collapse of the economy if states do not continue the policy of fiscal support for business. Information was reported by the American publication of Bloomberg. The main problem today – is a continuation of the spread of the virus that outbreaks around the world. Even when the vaccine is developed, its use […]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
Operators of gas transportation systems in Ukraine and Hungary – PJSC “Ukrtransgaz” and FGSZ Zrt – discussed the principles of cooperation between the companies in 2016 and the prospects for its expansion. According to the press service of “Ukrtransgaz” with the Ukrainian side, the meeting, in particular, was attended by President Igor Prokop, First Vice-President […]Next
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn made a statement that he is ready to pay for the purchase of the American company of automotive components production Pep Boys – Manny Moe & Jack $ 900 million, that is about $ 16.5 per share. Such a proposal of Icahn will prevent global acquisition by Japanese corporation Bridgestone, which […]Next
TUI will receive another 1.2 billion euros in state aid in connection with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the press service of the travel concern said. “The € 1.2 billion stabilization package strengthens the group’s position, providing sufficient liquidity in an unstable market environment. This applies to both the tourist season of the winter […]Next
Group DF officially registered in 27 countries of the EU trademark “Ukraine Tomorrow”. Group DF, that is controlled by businessman Dmitry Firtash, announced the end of the official registration in the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) of trademarks for goods and services “Ukraine Tomorrow” (TM), “Ukraine Morgen” and “Ukraine Tomorrow”, around which […]Next
During the first phase of the implementation of technical specifications for the development of the transport infrastructure in the Yuzhnyi port, the Allseeds company packed 6 points and 900 m of the electrified tracks, established 3 shunting winches, performing works totaling for more than 25 mln. UAH, – says the press -service of the company. […]Next
According to the State Statistics Service on January 1, 2017 it is registered in Ukraine 15 206 join – stock companies, among them there are 3 122 public companies. Despite the 25-year anniversary of the Ukrainian state, the national business has only recently started to rethink management system and effective implementation of global corporate governance […]Next