Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

EU parliamentary subcommittee “deplores” long-running Google probe

An economic subcommittee of the European Parliament has called on the European Commission to make radical changes to competition policy, and rebuked the enforcer for failing to conclude probes into Google and Apple.

14 January 2020

Platforms should “self-regulate”, says Indian enforcer

The Competition Commission of India has asked online platforms to self-regulate by introducing policies that reduce the imbalance of bargaining power between platform operators and sellers.

09 January 2020

CMA wins praise for digital ad report

Antitrust specialists have weighed in on the UK agency's online platforms and digital advertising interim report, as enforcers in Europe and North America eagerly await the market study’s final results.

20 December 2019

CMA finds Google and Facebook have digital ad market power

The UK’s competition enforcer has recommended regulation to increase competition in the online platform and digital advertising markets, but stopped short of calling for the break-up of technology companies.

18 December 2019

CMA to release digital advertising market study report

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority will release its interim report on its market study into online platforms and digital advertising next week, an official has said.

13 December 2019

South African enforcer orders mobile operators to reduce prices

The Competition Commission of South Africa has given Vodacom and MTN two months to lower their prices for data services, or face excessive pricing charges.

04 December 2019

Franco-German study reveals collusive algorithm concerns

France and Germany have released their long-awaited joint report on digital algorithms, calling for “constant vigilance” regarding algorithms’ ability to facilitate or mask collusion

06 November 2019

South Africa finds competition “largely failed” in private healthcare

South Africa’s competition authority must review its approach to address competition concerns in the private healthcare sector, the enforcer’s market inquiry has said.

30 September 2019

Austria probes Uber as part of taxi market inquiry

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has launched an inquiry into the taxi market, in response to a new regulation that combines the taxi sector with the traditionally separate market to hire a vehicle and driver.

23 September 2019

German report recommends EU-wide digital regulation

An expert report commissioned by Germany’s economic ministry has suggested EU-wide legislation to regulate dominant online platforms and access to data, alongside establishing a digital markets board within the European Commission.

10 September 2019

Get unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content