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CMA set to scrutinise music streaming platforms in latest digital market study

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has announced plans to study the country’s music streaming market, although it is yet to finalise the exact scope of its review.

19 October 2021

Taiwanese official says competition agency is not considering digital platform regulation

Taiwan’s antitrust enforcer does not think new ex ante competition regulation is needed to tackle concerns about digital media markets and will instead rely on the country’s existing regime to address any possible issues, a top official at the agency has said.

29 September 2021

Indian court accepts CCI commitment in Google complaint

The Competition Commission of India has accepted Google’s requests to ensure the confidentiality of investigative documents to end the tech company’s court challenge that accused it of leaking a 750-page report to the press.

29 September 2021

ACCC calls for enhanced powers to tackle Google’s ad tech dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it needs more specific rules to address concerns about Google’s dominant position in digital advertising markets, after finding that competition in the sector is ineffective due to the technology company’s power.

28 September 2021

Khan outlines sweeping agency vision in memo to staff

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has told career staff and her fellow commissioners that she intends to broaden the scope of the agency’s mission far beyond that of previous administrations.

24 September 2021

Google slams leaked CCI investigative report

Google has urged an Indian court to block any further confidentiality breaches from the Competition Commission of India’s investigative unit, after a leaked report over the weekend accused the company of abuse of dominance.

23 September 2021

CCI probes vertical agreements in cinema sector

The Competition Commission of India has ordered an investigation into movie network UFO Moviez after making a preliminary finding that it entered into exclusivity agreements that prevented its subsidiary’s rivals from contracting with cinemas.

23 September 2021

CCI investigative unit says Google abused its dominance over Android

The Competition Commission of India’s investigative branch has reportedly accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the markets for mobile operating systems and other key services, as the enforcer nears the conclusion of the latest in a series of probes into the company.

20 September 2021

OECD recommends Vietnam increase enforcement against state-owned companies

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has recommended providing “adequate resources” to Vietnam’s competition authority to monitor state-owned enterprises after finding enforcement against such businesses has been “limited”.

31 August 2021

Khan calls on FTC to explore new ways to block gas station mergers

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has said she is directing staff to explore new ways to challenge mergers between retail gas outlets.

31 August 2021

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