Topic: Digital markets

French interim measures force Google to pay publishers

France’s Competition Authority has given Google three months to negotiate an acceptable fee to pay news publishers for displaying their content in its search results.

09 April 2020

CMA alleges more RPM in musical instrument e-commerce sector

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has accused two more musical instrument suppliers of imposing minimum prices on retailers through the use of “all-seeing” online price-monitoring software.

24 March 2020

South African tribunal issues interim measures in abuse case

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has imposed interim measures on an information and communications technology company, preventing it from bundling its software with its other services while the country’s antitrust enforcer conducts an abuse of dominance probe.

14 February 2020

CMA fines Fender for online RPM

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has imposed its largest ever fine for resale price maintenance, after an investigation found a guitar maker prevented online retailers from discounting its guitars.

22 January 2020

Google could face more interim measures in France

France’s competition enforcer is investigating requests for interim measures that claim Google abused its dominance by refusing to pay publishers for displaying content in search results.

22 November 2019

CMA accuses another instrument maker of online RPM

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has accused guitar manufacturer Fender Europe of resale price maintenance by restricting online discounts for its guitars, just months after hitting Casio with the agency's highest-ever RPM fine.

08 October 2019

PayPal hit with gun-jumping fine over iZettle deal

The UK’s competition authority has fined PayPal £250,000 for unintentionally contacting UK-based customers about its acquisition of rival fintech iZettle during the enforcer’s merger review.

25 September 2019

Tyre companies fined for resale price maintenance

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has fined two tyre companies a total of €4.5 million for forcing dealers to sell their products above a certain price.

02 May 2019

CMA accuses Casio of online RPM

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has alleged that electronics maker Casio imposes resale price maintenance on retailers through the use of “all-seeing” online price-monitoring software.

11 April 2019

CMA proposes broad reforms to competition framework

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has called for the UK government to revamp its competition enforcement powers, as the agency claims that legislation “impenetrable” to nonspecialists and lacking a “clear and unifying purpose” impedes its mission.

25 February 2019

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