Unilateral Conduct

Israel investigates leading supermarket

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Israel's Antitrust Authority is investigating the country's largest supermarket chain, Shufersal, after it took certain products off its shelves when a rival began selling them at discounted prices.

EC raids Slovak Telekom

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The European Commission has confirmed that it raided Slovak Telekom this month, investigating allegations that the national incumbent abused its dominance.

Spain goes after tyre organisation

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Spain's National Competition Commission has begun a formal investigation of the tyre recycling organisation Signus Ecovalor, following allegations that it has abused its dominance and restricted competition.

T3 files IBM complaint

T3 files IBM complaint

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The European Commission received a new complaint against US computer mainframe manufacturer IBM today, from rival T3 Technologies.

Lawyers react to new Microsoft charges

Lawyers react to new Microsoft charges

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Some European competition lawyers believe the European Commission is fighting "yesterday's battle" in its latest swipe at US software company Microsoft.

DG Comp charges Microsoft again

DG Comp charges Microsoft again

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The European Commission has once again gone after US software manufacturer Microsoft for illegally tying a product to its market-leading Windows operating system - using an unchallenged 2007 Court of First Instance ruling against Microsoft as the legal framework to do so.

Korea fines drug makers

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Korea's Fair Trade Commission has fined five of the world's largest international pharmaceutical companies 20.4 billion won (US$15 million) for using rebates to illegally secure contracts and maintain the resale price of their drugs. Two Korean companies were also fined.

DG Comp launches securities probe

DG Comp launches securities probe

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The European Commission is investigating Standard & Poor's for abuse of dominance.

France reviews internet service providers

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France's new competition authority, which was launched today, will investigate exclusive deals made by internet service providers for their television content services.

FTC boosts competition in real estate

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The US Federal Trade Commission has barred a real estate listing service from restricting access to discount brokers.