Market Studies and Inquiries

Japan to assess power of digital platforms

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission reportedly will survey the business practices of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, while an agency study group has recommended the enforcer further investigates the conduct of digital platforms.

COFECE probes market for card payment systems

UK begins audit sector market study

Competition concerns require new waste regulator, Ireland says

DOJ and FTC senior officials see potential problems with nascent competitor deals

The Federal Trade Commission’s competition director and the Department of Justice’s second-highest ranking antitrust official have criticised studies finding more concentrated markets, but also acknowledged that incumbents’ acquisitions of small rivals can harm competition.

FTC needs to study markets more, Chopra and advisor say

The Federal Trade Commission should return to requiring companies to disclose more data that is not part of a specific enforcement action, commissioner Rohit Chopra and one of his attorney advisors have separately said. 

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