Topic: Coronavirus

CMA using data science to screen evidence

The director of data science at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said work conducted by his unit now means the agency can more efficiently vet evidence submitted by parties in antitrust investigations.

16 June 2022

Cost of living crisis likely a consumer protection issue, CMA official says

Consumer protection toolkits as opposed to abuse of dominance powers are best suited to combatting the global cost of living crisis exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a senior official at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

08 April 2022

Arab Competition Network launches

Antitrust enforcers in the Middle East and Africa have come together to create the Arab Competition Network, which will provide a platform for members to work on cross-border antitrust cases and increase advocacy efforts.

23 March 2022

Preserving competitive markets contributes to green transition, DG Comp economist says

One of the European Commission’s top competition economists has said that competition policy is already making an important contribution to the bloc’s Green Deal initiatives by preserving efficient markets.

23 February 2022

EU orders Hungary to revoke insurance tie-up veto

The European Commission has accused the Hungarian government of violating EU merger control rules when it vetoed an insurance tie-up on foreign investment grounds, because the decision infringed on the commission’s exclusive authority to examine transactions with an EU dimension.

21 February 2022

Global enforcers target supply chain collusion

Antitrust enforcers in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have joined forces to threaten cartels that use global supply chain disruptions to cover up their collusion with “the full force of the law”.

17 February 2022

Sweden probes alleged coronavirus testing cartel

The Swedish Competition Authority has launched an investigation into two coronavirus testing providers for allegedly fixing the price of PCR tests at the country’s main international airport.

20 December 2021

Spanish airlines to abandon deal amid EU and UK scrutiny

Iberia is set to scrap its plans to take over rival airline Air Europa, after competition enforcers in the UK and EU both opened probes into the deal over concerns it could significantly reduce competition.

15 December 2021

South Africa caps coronavirus test prices in excessive pricing settlements

South Africa’s antitrust authority has settled excessive pricing probes into three major covid-19 testing labs, agreeing maximum price caps that local lawyers have criticised as tantamount to price regulation.

13 December 2021

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Foreign Direct Investment Regimes

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10 December 2021

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