Topic: Digital markets

Swedish enforcer calls for market investigation powers

The Swedish Competition Authority has urged its government to change the country’s antitrust rules to empower it to conduct market investigations, after finding during a digital platforms market study that the current law has "built-in limitations".

09 March 2021

Turkey launches online advertising market study

The Turkish Competition Authority has begun its latest study into the digital economy, this time examining the online advertising market to check for potential competition concerns relating to Google, Facebook and other local operators.

09 March 2021

China tightens screws on platforms with new monitoring system

A regional branch of China’s competition authority has launched the country’s first digital platform monitoring system as part of a pilot project to help it prevent anticompetitive conduct.

09 March 2021

Dutch court sends education publishing deal back to enforcer

A Dutch court has annulled the national competition enforcer’s conditional approval of a merger between two publishers of educational materials, after a rival challenged the adequacy of the agency’s in-depth investigation.

08 March 2021

CMA launches Apple App Store probe

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has launched an abuse of dominance investigation examining whether Apple imposes unfair or anticompetitive terms on developers that use its App Store.

04 March 2021

DMA is not the end of antitrust enforcement, Guersent says

The director-general of the European Commission’s competition authority has stressed that the agency will not be giving up on traditional antitrust enforcement in the digital economy following the introduction of the Digital Markets Act.

02 March 2021

CMA provisionally approves Adevinta/eBay remedies

eBay and Adevinta have agreed to sell off their primary classified advertising businesses in the UK to gain approval from the country’s competition enforcer for their $9.2 billion tie-up.

02 March 2021

Judge Mehta: DOJ’s discovery requests may stretch beyond Google suit

The judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s monopolisation case against Google has questioned whether the agency’s latest document requests are related to its lawsuit.

26 February 2021

Russian enforcer orders Yandex to stop discrimination

Russia’s competition watchdog has ordered Yandex to stop giving its own companies preferential opportunities to promote their services on its search engine, as part of a warning that the company may be abusing its dominance.

25 February 2021

DOJ document requests are overly broad and burdensome, Google says

Google has objected to information requests it received from the Department of Justice as part of the agency’s lawsuit challenging the company’s alleged illegal monopolisation of online search and advertising markets.

25 February 2021

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