31 March 2017
Italy’s competition watchdog yesterday opened an investigation into twelve companies, their subsidiaries and a trade association follwing suspicions they rigged the market for corrugated cardboard and packaging.
22 March 2017
Italy’s Council of State has upheld a decision to quash a €29 million fine on two insurance companies, after finding that the country’s competition watchdog had failed to show that the parallel conduct was due to illegal agreements.
22 March 2017
Norway’s Competition Authority today fined four publishers 32 million kroner (€3.5 million) for boycotting a book distributor in favour of a distributor they jointly owned.
20 March 2017
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa on Thursday signed off on a fine of 10 million rand (€740,000) on Blinkwater Mills for fixing the price of maize, in another settlement of one of the longest running complaints in the history of the competition authority.
17 March 2017
Japan’s competition authority issued a warning to Deutsche Bank on Wednesday for exchanging information with Citi Securities and rigging bids in the European government bond market, in a rare investigation into cartels in the Japanese finance sector.
08 March 2017
E-book retailer Kobo has asked a Canadian federal court to quash the Competition Bureau’s second round of e-book settlements, while HarperCollins has pushed back against the enforcer’s allegations that it conspired with other publishing houses and Apple to raise e-book prices.
06 March 2017
Spain’s competition authority has fined Renfe and Deutsche Bahn a total of €75.6 million for restrictions on competition and abuse of dominance in the rail freight market – penalties including the largest that this enforcer ever has imposed on a single company.
03 March 2017
The UK’s competition authority has accused two pharmaceutical companies of entering anticompetitive agreements that boosted prices the country’s National Health Service paid for anti-inflammatory drug hydrocortisone.
02 March 2017
The central bank of Malaysia yesterday lashed out at the country’s competition authority, claiming it overstepped its bounds and undermined consumers by charging nearly two dozen automotive insurance companies with breaking competition law.
02 March 2017
As the debate over internet regulation rages on, automated data processing systems in the online retail sector have received surprisingly little coverage. From Amazon to Skyscanner, price comparison softwares have become expected and even integral to modern living. But with the ease provided by the increasingly ubiquitous software has also come an easier pathway to collusion, and difficulties with regards to its prosecution.