Here below you find the most relevant articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
Margrethe Vestager was running late. Read More.
State attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc’s Google unit (GOOGL.O) met on Tuesday with U.S. Justice Department officials to coordinate efforts to probe the search and advertising giant, officials told Reuters. Read More.
The Commission has concerns that Mondelēz may have restricted cross-border sales in single market. Read More.
This time, its radio frequency front-end chips are to blame. Read More.
An in-depth investigation has provisionally found that Sabre’s proposed takeover of Farelogix raises competition concerns. Read More.
In December 2019, the CAK approved the merger between two Kenyan telecom firms, Airtel and Telkom Kenya, subject to a number of wide ranging conditions. Read More.
In an area where it may seem that agreement is rare, there is near universal agreement on the benefits of withdrawing the DOJ’s 1984 Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines. Read More.
Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of Its Parts? Pricing Pressure Indices for Mergers of Vertically Integrated Firms
The paper analyzes gross upward pricing pressure indices—iGUPPI—to assess the anti-competitive effects of mergers between vertically integrated firms where independent rivals are active in the downstream market. Such indices could be used, for example, to screen mergers between mobile network operators that compete with mobile virtual network operators in the downstream retail market. Read More.
Martin C. Byford and Stephen P. King
Mixed-bundling of groceries and gasoline is common in a range of countries including Australia, the US, the UK, and parts of Europe. Read More.
Lack of competition among the underwriters of municipal bonds increases the borrowing costs of local municipalities. Read More.
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