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CMA issues record fine in rare excessive pricing decision

CMA issues record fine in rare excessive pricing decision

07 December 2016

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority today fined pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Flynn Pharma £89.4 million (€105 million) for charging the country’s national health care system excessive prices for an anti-epilepsy drug.

ACCC set to deny banks’ collective bargaining against Apple

ACCC set to deny banks’ collective bargaining against Apple

29 November 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today tentatively denied four banks’ request for permission to collectively bargain with and boycott Apple.

Indian tribunal orders movie studio abuse probe

Indian tribunal orders movie studio abuse probe

Premium 15 November 2016

India’s Competition Appellate Tribunal has scolded the country’s antitrust enforcer for failing to investigate alleged abuse of dominance by six Hollywood movie studios.

US DOJ sues AT&T's DirecTV for information swap

US DOJ sues AT&T's DirecTV for information swap

Premium 02 November 2016

The US Department of Justice sued DirecTV and its recent purchaser AT&T today for acting as “the ringleader” in information exchanges with competing telecommunications providers during their negotiations for the rights to show a California baseball team’s games.

Peru fines pharmacy chains

Peru fines pharmacy chains

Premium 01 November 2016

Peru’s competition watchdog has imposed fines and corrective measures on five pharmacy chains for fixing the prices of medicine and dietary supplements, marking the first time the agency has used both tools at the same time.

Ukraine fines petrol companies for similar pricing

Ukraine fines petrol companies for similar pricing

Premium 01 November 2016

Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee has fined seven petrol station operators 204 million Ukrainian hryvnia (€7.23 million), having applied a controversial provision that allows it to presume that the companies’ similar pricing strategies amount to anticompetitive conduct.

Peru fines pharmacy chains

Premium 01 November 2016

Peru’s competition watchdog has imposed fines and corrective measures on five pharmacy chains for fixing the prices of medicine and dietary supplements, marking the first time the agency has used both tools at the same time.

DG Comp sends SO over code-sharing

DG Comp sends SO over code-sharing

Premium 27 October 2016

The European Union’s competition watchdog has sent formal charges to Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines and TAP Portugal after the airlines allegedly colluded to reduce the number of seats available on and align the prices of their Brussels to Lisbon flights.

EFTA investigates Norwegian financial services

EFTA investigates Norwegian financial services

Premium 27 October 2016

The European Free Trade Association’s Surveillance Authority yesterday launched a formal investigation of four Norwegian financial services institutions for allegedly blocking a new e-payment market entrant.  

Portuguese court upholds pharmacy margin squeeze decision

Portuguese court upholds pharmacy margin squeeze decision

Premium 21 October 2016

Portugal’s Competition, Regulation and Supervision Court has upheld a decision by the country’s competition enforcer to fine the national association of pharmacies for an abuse of dominance, but reduced the penalty by €3.4 million.