Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

CMA considers revamping market inquiries

The UK’s competition authority has proposed streamlining its procedure for investigating markets for competition concerns – less than a year after it concluded reviews of the country’s energy and retail banking sectors.

07 March 2017

CADE report finds education merger anti-competitive

Brazil’s competition enforcer has issued a preliminary opinion that the proposed merger between two of the biggest private education companies in Brazil could lead to reduced competition in the market.

07 February 2017

FTC sees more than 80% success in merger remedies study

The Federal Trade Commission’s review of its merger orders from 2006 to 2012, released this morning, concludes that the overwhelming majority maintained competition in the relevant market, particularly where they required divestitures of ongoing businesses.

03 February 2017

Latvia warns against municipal waste management monopoly

Latvia’s competition authority yesterday urged municipal governments to modify their waste management policies, after finding over half them were simultaneously regulating and participating in the waste management market.

02 December 2016

UK zeros in on competition in asset management

The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed a series of remedies to improve price competition and transparency in the UK’s asset management industry, and plans to ask the country’s competition enforcer to investigate the investment consultancy market.

21 November 2016

COFECE: open the door to taxi services

Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission says the regulatory framework should change to allow for increased market access for taxi services operating at airports, after the enforcer fined Mexico City’s international airport in September for blocking new entrants.

21 November 2016

DG Comp investigates Czech network-sharing agreement

25 October 2016

UK enforcer seeks better competition in investment banking market

18 October 2016

DG Comp opens Croatia cement probe

11 October 2016

CMA drops energy price comparison conduct probe

10 October 2016

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