Exclusive: Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app – sources


NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s antitrust body is looking into allegations that Alphabet Inc’s Google is abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app in the country, five sources familiar with the case told Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past the logo of Google during an event in New Delhi, India, August 28, 2018. Picture taken August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The complaint was filed in February and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has kept the identity of the complainant confidential, the first source with direct knowledge of the case said.

The complaint alleges

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Air Canada, Transat deal faces intense EU antitrust scrutiny


FILE PHOTO: An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 from San Francisco approaches for landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport over a parked Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Air Canada’s (AC.TO) bid for Canadian tour operator Transat AT Inc may result in higher prices and less choice for flights between Europe and Canada, EU antitrust regulators said on Monday as they opened a full-scale investigation into the deal.

Montreal-based Air Canada is hoping Transat (TRZ.TO) will boost its leisure travel business

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Klobuchar pushes antitrust regulators to scrutinize potential Uber deal for Grubhub


Sen. Amy Klobuchar delivered a letter Wednesday to the country’s top antitrust officials – Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons – urging scrutiny of Uber’s potential acquisition of Grubhub. 

Uber, which has a market capitalization of $59 billion, has made an offer to buy food delivery company Grubhub,  which has a market capitalization of $5.3 billion, CNBC has reported. It is unclear whether the two will come to an agreement on price.

The talks come as the coronavirus pandemic has crushed Uber’s ride-sharing business but grown demand for food delivery. Uber said earlier this

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U.S. state attorneys general likely to bring antitrust lawsuits against Google: source


FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

(Reuters) – A group of state attorneys general led by Texas are likely to -file an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and are working on potential litigation for later this year, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday.

The Justice Department is also moving toward bringing a case as soon as this summer, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Shares of Alphabet fell about 1.5% in after-hours trading.

Google did not immediately respond to a

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