Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

JFTC warns large platforms over news distribution

Search engines like Google and Yahoo may be abusing their superior bargaining positions by failing to properly compensate news publishers for displaying their content, Japan’s antitrust authority has said.

22 September 2023

Canada set to eliminate efficiencies defence

Justin Trudeau has confirmed the Canadian government will amend the country’s merger control rules to stop companies relying on much-publicised efficiencies defences to justify otherwise anticompetitive deals.

15 September 2023

Hungary raids over delayed payments

Hungary’s Competition Authority has raided as part of an expedited market study into the online booking sector.

07 September 2023

South Africa flags barriers to women-owned businesses

South Africa’s Competition Commission has called on the government to adopt preferential procurement measures for women-led businesses and provide greater access to funding after identifying barriers for female entrepreneurs.

01 September 2023

FCA rejects calls to refer data market study to CMA

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has provisionally opted not to refer three data markets to the country’s antitrust enforcer for further investigation, saying it could lobby the Treasury for increased powers if it hits its jurisdictional limits.

31 August 2023

UK sector regulators slow to take up concurrency arrangements, lawyers say

The UK’s antitrust authority remains the lead competition enforcer despite legislative efforts to strengthen competition enforcement among sector regulators, UK lawyers have said.

25 August 2023

Economist’s perspective: US antitrust regulators focus on defining relevant labour markets

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

Defining markets is increasingly critical to US efforts to measure and regulate market power, protect workers and nip anticompetitive actions in the bud.

25 August 2023

Mexican regulator flags competition concerns in mobile telecoms market

A market study by Mexico’s telecommunications regulator has warned the country’s abnormally high costs for accessing radio spectrum risks foreclosing competition.

24 August 2023

Indonesia sanctions rail signalling collusion

Two rail services providers colluded with a government division to win a contract to develop an electric signalling system, Indonesia’s antitrust agency has found.

21 August 2023

Saudi Arabia readies criminal charges following automotive sector probe

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition plans to bring criminal proceedings against multiple unnamed companies for breaching antitrust rules.

21 August 2023

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