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Five charged in U.S. with stealing secrets from GlaxoSmithKline

Five people, including two former GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) researchers, were charged with a scheme to steal trade secrets from the British drugmaker for potential sale in China, according to indictments announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Barclays fined $150m over forex trading by New York regulator

Barclays fined $150m over forex trading by New York regulator

Barclays’ reputation took another battering on Wednesday when a US regulator imposed a $150m fine on the bank for the way it treated its foreign exchange customers.

Antitrust risk re-assessment in newly concentrated markets: practical ways to preserve freedom from investigation

The economic literature explains that most markets tend towards oligopoly over the longer term. Markets may consolidate when winners rise to the top (thanks to efficiencies and innovation) and losers are forced to exit. Consolidation may also result from M&A activity which can be intensive, with sectors sometimes experiencing a boom of high profile acquisitions.