Asia Pacific

Who’s up for karaoke? The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 23 August 2019

A 2017 article in an Asian in-flight magazine claimed that “the family that sings together, stays together.” It hit on the phenomenon of karaoke in Asia, which originated in Japan but has grown to be wildly popular throughout much of the region. Two providers of karaoke experiences in Taiwan have been trying to tie up since 2003, but they will have to keep trying after the country’s competition enforcer turned the music off on their attempted deal for a fourth time.

Buckle up: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 16 August 2019

Korea nominates new ‘anti-chaebol’ antitrust chair

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Learning to fly

Equipped with a new competition law as of December 2015, Hong Kong has embarked on an ambitious journey to bring strong enforcement to one of the world’s richest, but smallest, territories. Charles McConnell watches the fledgling enforcer’s first forays into antitrust.

Ex ante regulation is crucial in digital sector, UK and Australian enforcers agree

Officials from the UK and Australian competition authorities have emphasised the need for dedicated units and ex ante regulation to address the digital economy. 

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.

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