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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 62

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Goldman Sachs, Prysmian, others lose challenge against EU cartel fine

Investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS.N), the world’s biggest cablemaker Prysmian (PRY.MI), Nexans (NEXS.PA) and eight other cable companies on Thursday lost their challenge against a 302 million euros ($353 million) EU cartel fine. Read More.


US appeals against $80bn AT&T-Time Warner deal

The US government has decided to appeal against a landmark court ruling that cleared the way for telecoms giant AT&T to buy Time Warner. Read More.

European Commission

Commission opens in-depth investigation into Siemens proposed acquisition of Alstom

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Alstom by Siemens, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in the supply of several types of trains and signalling systems. Read More.

European Commission

Commission approves acquisition of UPC Austria by T-Mobile Austria

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of UPC Austria by T-Mobile Austria. Read More.


Pharmaceutical sector: suspected anti-competitive agreements

The CMA is investigating alleged anti-competitive agreements in the pharmaceutical sector under Chapter I CA98 and Article 101 TFEU (case reference: 50511). Read More.


How Some Companies Beat the Competition… For Centuries

Howard Yu, Lego Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School in Switzerland, discusses how the industrial cluster in the Swiss city of Basel is a unique example of enduring competitive advantage. Read More.


Debunking the Myth of the “Retail Apocalypse

News reports from late June that Toys “R” Us will soon close its 700 remaining U.S. stores played into a commonly accepted narrative about the death of traditional retailing. Read More.

Information Economics and Policy

Market Structure and Investment in the Mobile Industry

François Jeanjean and Georges Vivien Houngbonon
The impact of market structure, that is the number of firms and asymmetry , on investment is an important topic in the mobile industry. Read More.

Journal of Competition Law & Economics

On the relevant cost standard for price–cost test in abuses of dominance

Pietro Crocioni
In price-based (exclusionary) abuse of dominance cases, price–cost tests often tend to be the main, if not only, a piece of evidence relied upon to conclude whether or not an infringement has taken place. Read More.

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