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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 57

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.


Comcast to win unconditional EU okay for Sky bid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. cable company Comcast is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its bid to buy European pay-TV company Sky , two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Read More.

The New York Times

Deal Makers Brace for Ruling in AT&T-Time Warner Case

Disney’s offer to buy 21st Century Fox. CVS’s bid for Aetna. T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint. Read More.


Decision in Google’s Android antitrust case likely due in July

The European Commission may announce its blockbuster antitrust decision against Google’s Android mobile operating system as soon as next month, several people with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO. Read More.

The Conversation

Criminal charges against banking ‘cartels’ show Australia is getting tough on competition law

Noah Joshua Phillips, Commissioner
A two-year probe by Australia’s consumer watchdog has resulted in criminal charges against ANZ, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, as well as six of their senior executives, over alleged “cartel-like” behaviour. Read More.

European Commission

Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the styrene monomer purchasing sector

The European Commission can confirm that on 5 June 2018 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of companies active in styrene monomer purchasing. Read More.

The Portuguese Competition Authority

Road fuel: AdC insists on access to logistics infrastructures and cautions on fiscal policy costs

The Portuguese Competition Authority - Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) has concluded the road fuel price analysis requested by the Portuguese Government. The AdC insists in the promotion of access to logistics infrastructures for liquid road fuels and cautions on fiscal policy costs. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Chevron and the Politicization of Law (or, Chevron Step Three)

A recent exchange between Chris Walker and Philip Hamburger about Walker’s ongoing empirical work on the Chevron doctrine (the idea that judges must defer to reasonable agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes) gives me a long-sought opportunity to discuss what I view as the greatest practical problem with the Chevron doctrine: it increases both politicization and polarization of law and policy. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Recurrent Collusion: Cartel Episodes and Overcharges in the South African Cement Market

Willem H. Boshoff and Rossouw van Jaarsveld
Cartel cases may involve recurrent collusion, with cartel periods interspersed by periods of greater competition. Read More.



Brian Adams and Kevin R. Williams
We quantify the welfare effects of zone pricing, or setting common prices across distinct markets, in retail oligopoly. Read More.

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