Brazil tackles silicate industry after opening cartel investigation

(Credit: Gaby Bra, Flickr)

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence has announced administrative proceedings against five chemical companies, which it says colluded as part of a six-member cartel to fix prices and allocate customers in the country’s silicate market.

(Credit: André Karwath, Wikimedia Commons)

Germany measures competition in utility metering market

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has launched an inquiry into the country’s heating and water sub-metering services market, which the authority says will help determine if there are competition concerns in the sector.

Southwest is a named defendant in the new antitrust lawsuits

Lawsuits suggest DoJ-approved mergers helped foster airline collusion

A wave of near-instantaneous follow-on lawsuits filed last week accused the country’s four largest airlines of colluding to limit passenger capacity and maintain high prices and fees, while blaming a recent wave of government-approved airline mergers for creating a market susceptible to collusion.  



Front cover of GCR Volume 18 - Issue 5

Volume 18 - Issue 5

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Featured Articles

An interview with Mladen Cerovac

Mladen Cerovac became president of Croatia’s Competition Agency in October 2013 and was re-appointed in April this year for a five-year term. Tom Madge-Wyld speaks to him about an ongoing case challenging the foundations of Croatia’s cartel laws, the impact of budget cuts and how to improve the country’s competition culture.

An Interview with Carlos Mena

As North American antitrust leaders meet in Mexico City today for a trilateral summit, GCR hears from the chief prosecutor of Mexico's antitrust enforcer, Carlos Mena Labarthe, about sweeping changes to Mexico's antitrust regime and the exciting new investigations and policy initiatives they have led to.   

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