DWA WEEKLY NEWS FROM 04/07/2016 TO 08/07/2016

Marriott’s Acquisition Of Starwood Has Antitrust Authorization From Saudi Arabia And Mexico

“Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has received authorization from competition authorities in Saudi Arabia and Mexico to proceed with its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a merger transaction.”

Russian regulator postpones decision on Google fine

“Russian federal competition regulator FAS has postponed a decision about fining Google, reports Prime, following an appeal by the search engine. Google was accused of violating the Law on Competition in September 2015.”

Competition Commission of Namibia has acting CEO

“The chairperson of the Namibian Competition Commission Sackey Akweenda on Friday announced the appointment of the commission’s director for mergers and acquisitions, Vitalis Ndalikokule, as acting chief executive officer.”

China Resources Beer executive says country is set to approve AB InBev’s Megabrew deal

“An executive at China Resources Beer today said he believes the country’s competition authority is set to clear Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller. “We don’t see any obstacle so far in getting a green light from China authorities,” chief financial officer Tomakin Lai said, reported Reuters. “We are confident that the deal can eventually get approval.””

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