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CADE votes to keep turnover-based cartel fines

CADE votes to keep turnover-based cartel fines

17 August 2017

The president of Brazil's competition enforcer and a new commissioner have backed maintaining the current system of calculating fines based on cartelists' turnover, rather than the harm caused.

Brazil telecoms watchdog injuncts AT&T/Time Warner and awaits CADE outcome

Brazil telecoms watchdog injuncts AT&T/Time Warner and awaits CADE outcome

17 August 2017

Brazil's telecommunications regulator Anatel has forbidden AT&T subsidiary Sky Brasil from sharing information with Time Warner, while the country's antitrust enforcer continues to review Time Warner's acquisition by AT&T.

India orders stop to price-fixing by container transport associations

India orders stop to price-fixing by container transport associations

16 August 2017

India's competition enforcer has issued a cease-and-desist order to a group of container transport associations for fixing prices at Cochin port, which the authority said were "peculiar" in attempting to justify rather than deny the conduct.

New Zealand shakes up enforcement regime

New Zealand shakes up enforcement regime

15 August 2017

New Zealand has enacted legislation that allows the country's enforcer to authorise potentially anticompetitive agreements, and enhances its power to tackle problematic mergers.

Egypt imposes remedies on electricity distributors for abuse of dominance

Egypt imposes remedies on electricity distributors for abuse of dominance

15 August 2017

Egypt's competition enforcer has imposed remedies on six electricity distributors after finding they abused their dominant position in the electricity supply market.

Denmark fines plumbing company

Denmark fines plumbing company

15 August 2017

Danish prosecutors have fined a plumbing company 1 million kroner (€130,000) in a settlement agreement.

Brazil pursues multiple petrol stations for cartel conduct

Brazil pursues multiple petrol stations for cartel conduct

14 August 2017

Brazil's antitrust enforcer has recommended prosecuting 35 petrol stations, 22 individuals, three distributors and a trade association for fixing the price of fuel in the southern city of Joinville.

US FTC shuts down refrigerant investigation still pursued in EU

US FTC shuts down refrigerant investigation still pursued in EU

14 August 2017

The US and EU are diverging on whether to continue looking into a Honeywell and DuPont automotive refrigerant production joint venture that may have constituted an anticompetitive agreement.

Hong Kong enforcer brings second case to tribunal

Hong Kong enforcer brings second case to tribunal

14 August 2017

Hong Kong's Competition Commission has referred an alleged price-fixing scheme affecting the construction and engineering sector to the jurisdiction's specialist court, marking the second case to make its way to the tribunal.

Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft complaints

Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft complaints

11 August 2017

Russian antivirus software provider Kaspersky Lab has agreed to pull multiple complaints against Microsoft, after the PC provider agreed to address Kaspersky's concerns that it illegally shut out rival antivirus software.