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Amazon may have to tweak proposals for ending business practices probes, EU’s Vestager says
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Amazon may have to tweak proposals for ending business practices probes, EU’s Vestager says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterBRUSSELS, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) may have to tweak its proposals to end two investigations into its business practices, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Friday following feedback from third parties on the issue.In July the U.S. online retailer said it would set up a data silo, preventing its retail arm from using data from its marketplace to make competing private label products. read more It will also end preferential treatment for itself and treat sellers equally when ranking their offers for the "buy box" on its website that generates the bulk of its sales.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterVestager had given third parties until Sept. 9 to provide feedback before deciding...
Ukraine war, energy crisis send German business sentiment to lowest level since June 2020
Business

Ukraine war, energy crisis send German business sentiment to lowest level since June 2020

The skyline with its financial district is photographed as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues during an extended lockdown in Frankfurt, Germany, January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterIndex falls for third month in a rowUkraine war, energy crisis weighs on business moraleIfo: Economy expected to shrink in Q3BERLIN, Aug 25 (Reuters) - German business morale in August fell to its lowest reading since June 2020 amid high uncertainty due to the Ukraine war, the resulting energy crisis and fears of an economic downturn in the third quarter, a survey said on Thursday.The Ifo institute's closely watched business climate index fell for a third consecutive month but less than expected to 88.5, from...
Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion
Politics

Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman was shown being detained at his home in a video published on social media on Wednesday, in the latest move by authorities to punish critics of the war in Ukraine.Video of the arrest showed Roizman, former mayor of the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, being taken away by law enforcement officials.Roizman was seen in the video telling reporters that he was being investigated under a law against discrediting the armed forces. He said he was being arrested "basically for one phrase, 'the invasion of Ukraine'".Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAsked where he had said that, he replied: "I've said it everywhere and I'll say it now."State news agency TASS cited Yekaterinburg security services as conf...
Ukraine health crisis worsens as medics work amid shelling – WHO
Health

Ukraine health crisis worsens as medics work amid shelling – WHO

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Ukraine is facing a worsening health emergency as the conflict with Russia rages on, the World Health Organization said, with a combination of burnt-out staff, increased shelling and the approach of winter fuelling the agency's concerns.There have been 434 attacks on healthcare facilities in the country, out of 615 such attacks reported this year worldwide, according to a WHO tracker.The WHO's Ukraine emergency co-ordinator Heather Papowitz said healthcare teams in many areas have become used to working with shelling outside their window.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegister"It's kind of falling off the news in a way... but this is an emergency of public health," Papowitz told Reuters on Wednesday.Russia denies it targets civilians, but ...