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Australia follows New Zealand in approving RV acquisition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has joined New Zealand’s Commerce Commission in approving a tie-up between motorhome rental companies THL and Apollo subject to a package of divestment remedies.

29 September 2022

EU finalises guidelines exempting gig workers from competition rules

The European Commission has adopted new guidelines clarifying when self-employed people, such as actors, musicians and gig workers, can collectively negotiate better working conditions without breaching the bloc’s competition rules.

29 September 2022

Indonesian official: first movers on sustainability goals could entrench market power

Competition agencies must ensure markets do not become too concentrated during the transition to a green economy, especially as first-movers towards sustainability initiatives are likely to increase their power, an official at Indonesia’s antitrust watchdog has warned.

29 September 2022

Northeast Alliance hampers ability to compete, Southwest exec claims

A Southwest executive has testified that the partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue is hurting competition at certain airports, but conceded there is no evidence that it has resulted in decreased flight capacity.

29 September 2022

CMA considers structural remedy in foam deal after first-ever Phase II concession

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is considering a divestiture proposal from two foam products manufacturers after the pair became the first-ever merging parties to concede during a Phase II probe that their deal significantly harmed competition.

28 September 2022

Bangladesh launches cartel and abuse proceedings after economy-wide price hikes

The Bangladesh Competition Commission has accused dozens of businesses and individuals, including consumer goods giant Unilever, of breaching the country’s cartel and abuse of dominance rules following allegedly unjustified price increases in several markets.

28 September 2022

Korea raids Apple over excessive pricing allegations

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly searched Apple's local headquarters in response to a mobile gaming association’s complaint that the technology giant unlawfully charged game developers excessive in-app purchase fees.

28 September 2022

CMA fines Rangers FC and two retailers for price-fixing

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has fined Rangers Football Club and two sportswear retailers over £2 million for fixing the price of branded kits and other clothing products.

27 September 2022

Italy blocks Enel’s purchase of gas and hydro plant

Italy’s Competition Authority has blocked the sale of a renewable energy group’s gas and hydropower plant to the country’s main electricity provider because the deal would reinforce the latter’s dominant position in the Sicilian energy market.

27 September 2022

CADE limits beer exclusivity during World Cup

Following allegations from Heineken that Ambev paid merchants not to sell rival beers, Brazil’s competition authority has forbidden the brewer from signing any new exclusivity contracts until after the FIFA World Cup.

27 September 2022

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