Topic: Digital markets

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

Google hit with interim measures in French probe

France’s Competition Authority has ordered Google to reconsider its suspension of a telephone directory from its online advertising platform, after concluding that its wider Ads usage policy likely constitutes an abuse of dominance.

31 January 2019

Clothing brand racks up fine for online restrictions

The European Commission has fined clothing company Guess €39.8 million for online sales and advertising restrictions, but it reduced the overall fine by 50% after the company admitted breaching competition rules.

17 December 2018

Grab asks Philippines to reconsider fine

Grab has urged the Philippine Competition Commission to reconsider the €196,560 fine it imposed on the ride-hailing company earlier this month.

29 October 2018

Google cases might have been slower with interim measures, DG Comp official says

Criticism of the speed of the European Commission’s Google Shopping and Android probes is somewhat unjust, and using interim measures in those cases might have risked slowing down the final outcomes, a senior official at the EU enforcer has said.

08 October 2018

Unlockd wins interim relief against Google in Australia

Google Asia Pacific cannot block an Australian app’s access to its Play store and advertising services, as a Australian court has found doing so could put the app out of business.

05 June 2018

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