A company that dominates a market jeopardizes its competitors and can exploit its position. It has huge pricing power and is not so beholden to its customers. Are global tech giants like Microsoft, Google or Facebook a menace or a boon or both?
Britain's antitrust regulator is set to review the merger of two of the country's largest grocery chains Asda and Sainsburys. Opposition politicians warn that the $10 billion deal will create a supermarket monopoly.
In the middle of Lagos young entrepreneurs develop business ideas and put together their first start-ups. But only a few will actually survive and flourish in this competitive world.
The power lines connecting France and the Iberian Peninsula are set to be upgraded. But will more renewable electricity flow from Portugal to Central Europe, or more French nuclear power flow in the other direction?
Without much fanfare Lufthansa will take over portions of the insolvent Air Berlin, ending a long period of suffering for Germany's second-biggest airline. That said, competition regulators will be watching very closely.
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