Region: Thailand

Tesco secures conditional approval for sale of Thai business

Thailand’s competition watchdog has confirmed a rare conditional merger approval for the sale of Tesco’s local supermarket operations, subject to the buyer promising not to enter into another brick and mortar retail merger for three years.

09 November 2020

ASEAN agencies experiencing increased activity

Senior officials at competition authorities in Thailand and Myanmar have said that their agencies are fielding an increasing number of competition complaints.

03 September 2020

Thailand probes food delivery sector

Thailand’s competition watchdog has accelerated an investigation into the food delivery sector after finding evidence that some providers were imposing anticompetitive terms on restaurants.

19 May 2020

Competition inquisition: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 18 October 2019

The theme of this week’s Tipline has to be all the new inquiries and investigations around the Asia-Pacific region. Two competition authorities have decided to take a closer look at the food industry, while some other watchdogs are examining more targeted issues.

17 October 2019

Interview with Thailand's vice chair of competition enforcement

Krisda Piampongsant, the vice chair at Thailand’s Trade Competition Commission, spoke at GCR Live Singapore in March about a variety of issues. We caught up with him to find out how they are going six months later.

11 October 2019

Thai energy deal closes after earlier block

Global Power Synergy Company is finally closing its acquisition of Glow Energy from French electric company Engie after Thailand’s energy regulator approved a required divestiture sale.

22 March 2019

Thai enforcer shops for cases

Thailand’s newly-independent competition authority continues to staff up and is looking to enforce the law as well as educate businesses about antitrust rules, a senior official at the agency has said.

11 March 2019

Threat of merger review stalls AirAsia deal

Budget airline AirAsia has halted talks to buy Thailand-based Nok Air, after an official at the country’s competition commission said it would closely scrutinise any potential deal between both carriers.

07 March 2019

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