Region: India

CCI probes India’s largest automaker

India’s competition watchdog has ordered a full investigation into Tata Motors after making a preliminary finding that the automaker abused its dominance in the national market for the manufacture and sale of commercial vehicles.

06 May 2021

Indian court refuses to quash WhatsApp probe

The Delhi High Court has refused to set aside an order by India’s competition watchdog directing its investigative branch to conduct a full abuse of dominance probe into WhatsApp’s updated terms of services and privacy policy.

22 April 2021

India fines state-run board for anticompetitive liquor procurement

India’s competition watchdog has fined a state-run board for abusing its dominance by arbitrarily procuring alcoholic beverages and denying market access to members of an alcohol trade association.

31 March 2021

WhatsApp’s privacy policy under fire in India

India’s competition watchdog has launched a full abuse of dominance investigation into Facebook-owned WhatsApp over its updated terms of service and privacy policy, which force users to consent to the sharing of their data across the company’s wider ecosystem.

25 March 2021

Indian enforcer slams booking platform for delisting hotels

India’s competition watchdog has ordered booking platform MakeMyTrip to immediately relist two budget hotel chains after finding that the properties were removed as part of an anticompetitive agreement with one of their rivals.

12 March 2021

CCI hits association with fine for indirect price-fixing

India’s competition watchdog has issued a nominal fine to an association of publishers and booksellers despite finding evidence that it controlled discounts and ordered members to boycott certain tenders.

25 February 2021

CCI clears airlines in high-profile collusion probe

India’s competition watchdog has concluded that the country’s five major domestic airlines did not collude through anticompetitive agreements or algorithms to align ticket pricing.

23 February 2021

Indian enforcer axes Google Meet complaint

India’s competition watchdog has thrown out a complaint alleging that Google abused its dominance by integrating a video-conferencing product into its widely-used email service.

01 February 2021

Report reveals fluctuations in cartel fines in 2020 across Asia-Pacific

Cartel fines in Korea and Taiwan increased significantly in 2020 from the previous year, although they fell steeply in China, Japan, Australia and India, a report by Morgan Lewis & Bockius has revealed.

15 January 2021

Cartels controlling steel and cement sectors, Indian minister says

One of India’s top transportation officials has claimed that cartels are controlling prices in the steel and cement sectors.

11 January 2021

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