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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 06-08-02

Midday Express: News from the EU Commission Spokesman's Briefings Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: EUROPA, the European Commission Server at <http://europa.eu.int>


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] The European Commission has appointed a new Head of Representation in Latvia
  • [02] Commission clears acquisition of ABX by 3i
  • [03] Commission clears acquisition of Médica by BC Partners
  • [04] Commission clears acquisition of PBDS by Philips and BenQ
  • [05] June 2006 compared to May 2006 - Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in euro area - Up by 0.1% in EU25 Midday Express of 2006-08-02 Reference: MEX/06/0802 Date: 02/08/2006 EXME06 / 02.8

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Générale Communicationb

    02/08/06


  • [01] The European Commission has appointed a new Head of Representation in Latvia

    Ms Iveta ulca has been appointed as the new Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Latvia. She takes up her duties on 1 August 2006.

    [02] Commission clears acquisition of ABX by 3i

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of ABX LOGISTICS Worldwide SA/NV and its subsidiaries (‘ABX’, Belgium) by 3i Group plc (‘3i’, UK). 3i is a company that deals with investment and management advice. ABX is active in the transport sector and focuses on road, air and sea freight forwarding and contract logistics management. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [03] Commission clears acquisition of Médica by BC Partners

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of Médica SA (‘Médica’, France) by BC Partners, UK. BC Partners deals with investment funds. Médica has care homes for elderly people, rehabilitation centre and mental health centre. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [04] Commission clears acquisition of PBDS by Philips and BenQ

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of joint control of Philips & BenQ Digital Storage Corporation (‘PBDS’, Taiwan) by Philips Electronics N.V. (‘Philips’, Netherlands) and BenQ Corporation (‘BenQ’, Taiwan). Philips deals with the design, the manufacture and the sale of broad range of electronic products, including drives and media for CD and DVD. BenQ is active in communications and multimedia devices. PBDS is a company in charge of the development, manufacture and sale of optical data storage drives (ODD) for personal computers. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [05] June 2006 compared to May 2006 - Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in euro area - Up by 0.1% in EU25

    The euro area industrial producer price index rose by 0.2% in June 2006 compared with the previous month, and EU25 prices increased by 0.1%. In May prices increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU25. In June 2006 compared to June 2005, industrial producer prices gained 5.8% in the euro area and 6.4% in the EU25. These figures come from Eurostat. From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/

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