A NEW joint venture to operate an Internet business-to-business marketplace for office supplies has been given competition clearance by the European Commission. It will be called Date AS, and will sell stationary equipment and consumables such as pencils, pens, paper, hardware and mobile phones. It will be set up by subsidiaries of Norway's telecoms operator Telenor and its post office Posten, along with the Dutch branch of Accenture, formerly Andersen Consulting. After a start-up period, Date is to provide supplementary services such as ...

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