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CMA considers market investigation into Motorola

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is considering launching a market investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network – the radio network used by all emergency services in Great Britain – over suspicions that the company is earning excess profits.

08 July 2021

EU to conduct retrospective merger study

The European Commission is launching a study of its past merger decisions to determine if its predictions about market entry and expansion were accurate.

24 June 2021

Malaysian enforcer slams vertical agreements in automotive sector

Vertical agreements between car manufacturers and insurance companies are causing competition foreclosure in the accident repair market, Malaysia’s competition authority has found.

22 June 2021

FCO probes Apple under new competition powers

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has launched an investigation into Apple to examine whether its ecosystem gives it “paramount significance” for competition in digital markets.

21 June 2021

CMA requires transparent prices for funeral services

The UK’s competition authority has implemented a remedy proposal that forces funeral providers to clearly display a standardised price list for funeral services and prohibits providers from soliciting business through payment incentives.

18 June 2021

UK enforcer examines Apple and Google mobile ecosystems

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched a market study into Apple’s and Google’s mobile ecosystems, citing concerns that their market power may be stifling competition across a range of digital markets.

15 June 2021

DG Comp looking to increase retrospective analysis of cases

The European Commission hopes to do more analysis of its past competition policies, but such studies can be difficult as the outcomes of antitrust decisions are not directly observable, an official at the EU authority has said.

10 June 2021

EU publishes preliminary results of smart device study

The initial findings of the European Commission’s inquiry into the consumer Internet of Things have revealed concerns about the role of voice assistants as intermediaries between consumers and smart devices.

09 June 2021

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