Topic: Price fixing

Pakistan raids duopolist tractor manufacturers

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided two tractor manufacturers after suspecting that they colluded to raise prices over the past three years.

07 September 2021

Khan calls on FTC to explore new ways to block gas station mergers

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has said she is directing staff to explore new ways to challenge mergers between retail gas outlets.

31 August 2021

Irish motor insurance probe ends with compliance commitments

The Irish antitrust watchdog has secured compliance commitments from six motor insurance providers including Aviva and Allianz, but observers have branded the remedies an unsatisfactory ending to the agency’s first price-signalling investigation.

24 August 2021

CADE split on school cartel fines

Brazil's antitrust authority remains divided on how it should calculate fines levied on a school uniform cartel, with lawyers saying the uncertainty makes cases unpredictable and inconsistent.

23 August 2021

China busts cement cartel

China’s competition watchdog has fined a trade association and eight member companies more than €37.6 million for conspiring to fix the price of ready-mixed concrete, as well as restrict supply and allocate the market.

20 August 2021

Dutch authority drops RPM probe despite uptick in vertical enforcement

The Dutch competition authority has closed an investigation into alleged resale price maintenance in the home furnishings sector, in what appears to be the first case to be discontinued in line with the agency’s guidelines on assessing vertical agreements.

18 August 2021

Prosecutor trims “defective” indictment in landmark Australian cartel case

Australia’s public prosecutor has cut down a cartel indictment lodged against ANZ, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and several of their employees in response to a judge’s criticism of the initial charges as “defective”.

18 August 2021

Mexico hits drug distributors with highest possible fine

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined five drug distributors, an industry association and 21 executives the highest possible combined sanction of €38.5 million, while also disqualifying senior company employees for the first time in its history.

17 August 2021

Russia raids supermarkets over price hikes

Russia’s antitrust enforcer has searched the premises of the country’s largest supermarket chains as it investigates suspicions they colluded to raise food prices.

17 August 2021

Australian prosecutor abandons first criminal case against a trade union

A major Australian trade union has urged the head of the country’s competition watchdog to quit after the public prosecutor dropped price-fixing charges against the organisation because witnesses found it difficult to remember details of the alleged conduct.

17 August 2021

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