The Competition Commission of India has found that three battery makers engaged in an eight-year cartel, but for the first time provided total immunity to the whistleblowing company.
Denmark’s prosecutor has issued charges against six demolition companies and several senior executives for allegedly forming a cartel affecting more than 90 contracts over two-and-a-half years, which may result in prison sentences for bid-rigging.
Despite the challenges posed by the disclosure of widespread corruption, a top official at Brazil’s competition authority has said his agency’s transparency and efforts to encourage whistleblowers bode well for the country’s future.
Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday.
Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.
The head of criminal enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said it will seek to obtain redress for federal agencies that have bought price-fixed products by using restitution as part of its prosecutorial role and pursuing civil damages.
Companies that stopped colluding on employee wages or job allocation upon the announcement of the US Department of Justice’s plan to criminally prosecute such conduct will likely be pursued only civilly, the head of the DOJ’s antitrust division has said.
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