Market Studies and Inquiries

CMA launches price comparison investigation off the back of market study

CMA launches price comparison investigation off the back of market study

26 September 2017

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has highlighted possible improvements to boost competition in the price comparison website sector, and launched an enforcement investigation of an operator’s exclusivity agreements with home insurance providers.

CMA starts market investigation following FCA reference

CMA starts market investigation following FCA reference

14 September 2017

The UK's antitrust watchdog has started an 18-month market investigation of investment consultants, after the country's financial regulator for the first time referred concerns about a lack of competition in the sector for a full probe.

Dutch authority finds no competition issues with video platforms

Dutch authority finds no competition issues with video platforms

23 August 2017

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets has concluded there are no competition risks in the video platform sector, following a market study of companies such as Facebook, Netflix and Youtube.

COFECE: more generic drug competition needed

COFECE: more generic drug competition needed

10 August 2017

Mexico's antitrust watchdog says the country needs to remove regulatory barriers to generic drug competition.

CMA publishes changes to market investigations

CMA publishes changes to market investigations

05 July 2017

The UK Competition and Markets Authority today published changes to its market investigation procedures that include considering potential remedies during the first two months of an investigation.

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.