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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 64

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


BBC

Royal Mail fined record £50m by Ofcom

The fine is for its actions in 2014 when Whistl, which was then known as TNT, was trying to become its first competitor in wholesale mail delivery. Read More.

REUTERS

IATA still pursuing complaint against Honeywell after CFM deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pursuing its complaint against Honeywell (HON.N) to EU antitrust regulators, it said on Tuesday, even as the air transport group struck a deal over a similar grievance with engine maker CFM. Read More.

CMA

CMA orders sale of scrap metal recycling yards

The CMA has found that EMR must sell 5 of the sites it bought from MWR due to competition concerns that prices might worsen for suppliers and customers. Read More.

The Conversation

Market concentration is plaguing South Africa’s private health care marke

The preliminary findings of a recent inquiry into South Africa’s private health care sector shows worrying trends. Key among the inquiry’s revelations are high concentration levels in the market. Read More.

VOX

Google Android: European ‘techlash’ or milestone in antitrust enforcement?

The European Commission’s decision to fine Google €4.34 billion for abuse of market power has been accused of being politically motivated and of risking higher prices for consumers. This column argues that the Commission’s decision has economic merit and falls within established legal precedent. Read More.


VOX

Google Android case: Milestone or millstone?

This column, written by Google’s Chief Economist, argues that the case is more of a millstone than a milestone for not just Google, but the entire Android ecosystem of equipment manufacturers, carriers, app developers, and end users. Read More.



VOX

On the economics of the Google Android case

This column argues that the Google Android case offers a great example of the need to consider the implications of the market's two-sidedness. It also argues that bundling can, in fact, be profitable by virtue of its effect on competition once one accounts for some of the key features of mobile app markets. Read More.



Working Paper

Algorithmic Collusion in Cournot Duopoly Market: Evidence from Experimental Economics

Nan Zhou, Li Zhang, Shijian Li, Zhijian Wang1
In this paper, we propose an algorithm which can extort its human rival to collude in a Cournot duopoly competing market. Read More.



Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

New thoughts by 27 antitrust professors on AT&T

A group of antitrust professors in support of neither side submitted an amicus brief on AT&T. Read More.


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