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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

Phillips: FTC making huge promises without a clear roadmap

A Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission has said he will keep an open mind about the Democratic majority’s desire to overhaul the agency but questioned the leadership’s plan for implementing any changes.

17 August 2021

New Zealand launches new regulatory regime to promote fuel competition

New Zealand has implemented new regulation to stimulate competition in the country’s fuel market, after a market study in 2019 found that the sector should be more competitive.

11 August 2021

Greek market study finds weaknesses in EU platform regulation

Greece’s Competition Commission has released an interim report in its e-commerce sector inquiry, which highlights the possible prevalence of resale price maintenance and weaknesses in EU regulation.

03 August 2021

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