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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 65

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Sainsbury's-Asda merger: Competition probe begins

The UK's competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the proposed Sainsbury's-Asda merger. Read More.


UK auditors, watchdog to discuss curbs on Big Four market share

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s top accountants will meet with competition regulators next week to discuss limiting the “Big Four” auditors’ market share after lawmakers called for them to be broken up. Read More.


Linde-Praxair try to save $83 billion merger after antitrust blow

MUNICH (Reuters) - Industrial gases giants Linde (LIN1.DE) and Praxair (PX.N) are in talks to try to salvage their $83 billion merger after U.S. competition regulators demanded they sell assets that generate more than $4.3 billion in sales. Read More.


Apple to gain unconditional EU approval for Shazam buy: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple (AAPL.O) is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Read More.


Incentive Regulation in the United States: Current Trends and a Look Back

The electric utility business is re-examining the way it deals with decentralization, digitization, and decarbonization—the “3 Ds” that have dominated discussions of the “Utility of the Future” initiatives coming out of scholarly energy research institutes, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative.1 New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and the United Kingdom’s Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs (RIIO) initiative are the most newsworthy of the fundamental reviews of the regulatory model. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

Resale Price Maintenance in the Digital Age

On 24 July 2018, the European Commission (“Commission”) fined, in four separate decisions, consumer electronics manufacturers Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Lambert & Sykuta Comment to FTC on Common Ownership

The Federal Trade Commission will soon hold hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The topics to be considered include: Read More.

MPRA Paper

How effective are remedies in merges cases? A European and national assessment

Michael Polemis
Remedies form an essential tool of any enforcement action and need to be devised with great caution from National Competition Authorities (NCAs). Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Is There a Loyalty-Enhancing Effect of Retroactive Price-Reduction Schemes?

Lisa Bruttel
This paper presents an experiment on the effect of retroactive price-reduction schemes on buyers’ repeated purchase decisions. Read More.

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