Korea’s antitrust watchdog is examining competition in the broadcast and media industries to check on the rapid growth of over-the-top providers such as YouTube and Netflix, GCR has confirmed.
Chile’s competition tribunal has fined two shipping companies that participated in the global roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel, a day after South Africa’s competition authority recommended that a shipping liner be punished for its role in the same conspiracy.
By blocking the proposed tie-up between major UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda, the UK’s competition enforcer has set a strikingly low bar for intervention that will make it almost impossible for the Big Four chains to merge in future, lawyers have said.
France’s Competition Authority has fundamentally altered how it will define the country’s television advertising market in future, after dropping an abuse of dominance probe into the operator of the country’s most popular tv channel.
Taiwan’s antitrust watchdog has handed down €1.7 million in fines to five ready-mix concrete companies for conspiring to raise prices in violation of the country’s concerted practices rules.
The Competition Commission of India has conditionally cleared Schneider Electric India’s acquisition of Larsen & Toubro’s electrical and automation business subject to behavioural remedies.
It’s been a year since the Department of Justice announced its mission to eliminate outdated antitrust legacy judgments. We spoke with DOJ officials and former agency lawyers about the status of the initiative and whether the labour-intensive process to terminate these consent decrees is an appropriate use of the government's resources.
One year has passed since the Department of Justice’s antitrust division formally began reviewing almost 1,300 legacy antitrust judgments to determine if they still protect competition.
Tens of thousands of Korean taxi drivers have fiercely protested in Seoul to boycott the launch of an Uber-like transportation service. Following two drivers’ public suicides, the new era of such platforms is sparking intense debate over whether consumer welfare trumps all in one of Asia’s largest cities.
The EU commissioner for competition has said requiring companies to share data may be needed as a new tool to remedy anticompetitive conduct.
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