07 March 2017
The UK’s competition authority has proposed streamlining its procedure for investigating markets for competition concerns – less than a year after it concluded reviews of the country’s energy and retail banking sectors.
07 February 2017
Brazil’s competition enforcer has issued a preliminary opinion that the proposed merger between two of the biggest private education companies in Brazil could lead to reduced competition in the market.
02 December 2016
Latvia’s competition authority yesterday urged municipal governments to modify their waste management policies, after finding over half them were simultaneously regulating and participating in the waste management market.
21 November 2016
The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed a series of remedies to improve price competition and transparency in the UK’s asset management industry, and plans to ask the country’s competition enforcer to investigate the investment consultancy market.
21 November 2016
Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission says the regulatory framework should change to allow for increased market access for taxi services operating at airports, after the enforcer fined Mexico City’s international airport in September for blocking new entrants.
25 October 2016
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition today opened a formal investigation of a network-sharing agreement between O2 and T-Mobile in the Czech Republic.
18 October 2016
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has set out a package of remedies to improve competition in the corporate and investment banking sector, but reiterated that it has no concerns about barriers to entry in the market.
11 October 2016
The EU Competition Commission yesterday deepened its investigation into the proposed buyout of Cemex Croatia by German-based cement giants HeidelbergCement and Schwenk after an initial probe raised concerns that the merger would reduce competition in Croatia’s grey cement market.
10 October 2016
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority last week called off an investigation of unidentified energy tariff price comparison websites, a week after opening a wider market study of the sector.
05 October 2016
Canada’s Competition Bureau yesterday called for government agencies and regulatory bodies to investigate the potentially anticompetitive effects of health care advertising restrictions.
23 September 2016
The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets yesterday began an investigation of the extent to which online platforms may harm competition in the Netherlands, and assess how their use of consumer data might grant them excessive market power.
09 August 2016
The UK’s competition enforcer has pushed forward with its plan to inject competition into the retail banking sector through measures designed to encourage customers to switch banks – although some observers question whether the authority’s effort to level the playing field goes far enough.