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Spanish court overturns fines on Hyundai dealers

A Spanish court has overturned fines on several Hyundai dealerships for participating in a price-fixing cartel, but upheld fines levied on Toyota dealers for the same infringement.

South Africa removes “yellow card” warning

As part of South Africa’s ongoing competition regime overhaul, a provision that imposes administrative penalties for all antitrust violators – including first-time offenders – has come into effect.  

Ofcom counsel: Royal Mail decision is well-founded and uncontroversial

Actual events that occurred in the UK’s postal market prove that Ofcom’s analysis of Royal Mail’s discriminatory conduct was correct, the communications regulator’s counsel has claimed.

PBMs hurt small pharmacies, Arkansas state attorney says

A senior assistant state attorney general for Arkansas has warned that the structure of drug reimbursement from pharmacy benefit managers can disadvantage small pharmacies.

Surescripts: FTC must show predatory pricing, address Amex

The Federal Trade Commission must demonstrate that Surescripts implemented predatory pricing and caused anticompetitive harm to both sides of electronic prescription transactions, the health information company has said.

Firewalls: separation short of a breakup

“Break up Big Tech” has become a rallying cry on both ends of the political spectrum, as people around the world worry about dominant technology companies’ ability to buy up potential rivals and extend their reach into other areas of business. Pallavi Guniganti considers whether firewalls – separating business units operationally while keeping them under the same corporate umbrella – could address some of these competition concerns.

FAS official calls big data a “new oil”

A senior official at Russia’s antitrust watchdog has likened “big data” to oil and suggested that all market participants should have equal access to it.

Firms hire and promote in Germany and Chile

Firms in Germany and Chile have hired and promoted lawyers to the partnership, while a new competition boutique has launched in Romania.

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