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Albanian enforcer launches in-depth banking probe

Albania’s antitrust watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest banks, after a preliminary look suggested they may have coordinated rates for loan interest, mortgages and foreign exchange commissions.

Hong Kong pharma group seeks exemption

Brazil targets Carnival brewers

Indian authority grants interim relief in port probe

California bill would put burden on pay-for-delay drugmakers

Settlements involving brand-name drugmakers seeking to delay entry of generic competition would be presumed to be anticompetitive in California under a new bill introduced Wednesday.

Philadelphia sues seven banks for collusion

The city of Philadelphia has accused seven major banks of colluding to manipulate rates for a type of tax-exempt bond widely used by public entities such as municipalities, schools and hospitals, allegedly resulting in billions of dollars in inflated interest rates. 

Pay-for-delay ruling exposes uncertainty in EU law

The Paroxetine judgment in the UK highlights a slew of questions that the EU courts have yet to resolve about patent settlements, and takes issue with the UK competition enforcer’s reasoning on market definitions. Tom Webb scrutinises the ruling

Enforcers say more evidence needed on algorithms

Etienne Pfister, chief economist at France’s Competition Authority, said more empirical evidence is needed to determine whether and how the use of online pricing algorithms could potentially violate competition law, and warned regulation and oversight of such pricing programs will be costly. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 6th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in Brussels


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