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Walmart-Massmart merger a threat

In a hard-hitting submission to the Competition Tribunal three government departments have criticised Wal-Mart and Massmart for their unwillingness to make any binding commitments that would address public interest concerns about the impact of the merger on local procurement, food security and broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE). “A merger of the size of the proposed Wal-Mart/Massmart transaction, and with the ... Read More »

£100m boost for UK government lab

The UK research institute at the centre of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak two years ago has been given £100m to build new laboratories. The head of the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) at Pirbright in Surrey, said that the state-of-the-art facilities are as safe as they can be. Research at the new laboratory will focus on controlling the spread of ... Read More »