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Ukraine authority fines tyre cartel

Ukraine’s competition authority has fined three tyre makers 6.4 million Ukrainian hryvnia (€199,420) for rigging bids to supply the country’s postal service.

Indian authority grants first full immunity from cartel fine

Denmark charges demolition companies with bid-rigging

CADE chief investigator urges optimism

Data is an asset consumers can choose to trade, Delrahim says

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.

AT&T rests after CEO slams “absurd” antitrust theory

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. 

Reviewing DG Comp’s recent investigative activity

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.

US DOJ clarifies plan to seek damages

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.

US clarifies no-poach prosecution plans

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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