Region: Africa & Middle East

Top Israeli court rejects gaming cartel appeal following landmark prosecution

Israel’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by three video console sellers who were fined for fixing the prices of Playstation and Xbox consoles, confirming the country’s first successful prosecution of a cartel based on a leniency application.

26 September 2022

South African editors call for antitrust reform to protect against Big Tech

A journalism-focused non-profit has called on the Competition Commission of South Africa to reform the country’s competition regulation in the digital economy to ensure fair competition between news organisations and large technology platforms like Google and Meta.

23 September 2022

Enforcers in developing countries monitoring EU efforts to regulate Big Tech

Competition officials in South Africa and India have said both agencies are keeping a close eye on the implementation of EU’s Digital Markets Act but it is too early to say if the countries could enact similar regulation.

23 September 2022

Israeli card company accepts multi-million euro fine to end tying probe

Israeli credit card company Cal has agreed to pay €2.9 million to resolve the national competition enforcer’s allegation that it violated the terms of an antitrust exemption forbidding it from tying certain clearing services.

14 September 2022

Saudi report flags competition concerns in automotive sector

Saudi Arabia’s antitrust enforcer has warned that competition in the country’s automotive sector needs a fix, after a report revealed concerns about possible abuse of dominance by original equipment manufacturers.

14 September 2022

South African authority calls for cider sale in Heineken deal

The Competition Commission of South Africa has recommended giving the go-ahead to Heineken’s acquisition of assets from rival Distell, subject to the merged company divesting the Strongbow cider brand within the country.

12 September 2022

Mozambique enforcer issues first infringement decisions

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique has issued its first public infringement decisions in separate gun-jumping and price-fixing cases, less than two years after becoming an operational agency.

02 September 2022

South Africa opens excessive pricing probe into Sasol Gas price hike

South Africa’s antitrust watchdog has launched a probe into the country’s largest natural gas supplier, investigating whether its decision to increase gas prices by 96% constitutes excessive pricing.

17 August 2022

Israeli minister urges EU and US enforcers to help local importers

Israel’s Ministry of Finance has asked EU and US competition enforcers to help it crack down on parallel import restrictions and other anticompetitive practices imposed on Israeli importers, alleging such conduct is exacerbating the country’s cost of living crisis.

11 August 2022

Egyptian enforcer cracks open criminal egg cartel case

The Egyptian Competition Authority has alleged that four egg brokers colluded to fix the price of egg cartons sold to retailers in several parts of the country for nearly two years.

02 August 2022

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