Market Studies and Inquiries

Italy will probe big data

Italy will probe big data

05 June 2017

Three Italian agencies, including the competition watchdog, last week announced an investigation into big data.

JFTC study group to publish report on big data

JFTC study group to publish report on big data

05 June 2017

A study group commissioned by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is expected to publish a report this week on the use and collection of big data, which may consider some such conduct to be an abuse of dominance.

CMA considers digital comparison tools regulation

CMA considers digital comparison tools regulation

30 March 2017

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority this week said it is examining whether regulation of digital comparison tools is needed.

CMA considers revamping market inquiries

CMA considers revamping market inquiries

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.

CADE report finds education merger anti-competitive

CADE report finds education merger anti-competitive

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.

Latvia warns against municipal waste management monopoly

Latvia warns against municipal waste management monopoly

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.

UK zeros in on competition in asset management

UK zeros in on competition in asset management

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.

COFECE: open the door to taxi services

COFECE: open the door to taxi services

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.

DG Comp investigates Czech network-sharing agreement

DG Comp investigates Czech network-sharing agreement

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.

UK enforcer seeks better competition in investment banking market

UK enforcer seeks better competition in investment banking market

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.