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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 72

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Key EU lawmaker's plan to rein in online marketplaces a threat to Amazon

Amazon could face a threat other than just EU antitrust scrutiny after a key EU lawmaker announced proposals aimed at curbing online marketplaces’ use of merchants’ data to boost sales of own brand products. Read More.


Justice Department Requires CVS and Aetna to Divest Aetna’s Medicare Individual Part D Prescription Drug Plan Business to Proceed With Merger

Divestiture Will Preserve Competition in Medicare Part D Individual Prescription Drug Plans throughout the United States. Read More.


Algorithm research builds on work in digital markets

The CMA has published a study into pricing algorithms and whether they could be used to support illegal practices. Read More.


SSE/Npower merger receives final clearance after consultation

The CMA has decided that the proposed merger between SSE Retail (SSE) and Npower can proceed, following a thorough review. Read More.


FTC Hearing #3: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Centur

The Federal Trade Commission is holding the third session of the Hearings initiative, an event co-sponsored with the Global Antitrust Institute and held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. Read More.

Portuguese Competition Authority

AdC confirms dawn raids in association of food retail sector

he Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência – AdC) confirms that it carried out dawn raids in the last few days at the premises of an association of the retail food sector, following suspicions of a concerted practice of price fixing, which may substantiate an infringement to the Competition Act. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Donald Turner’s Merger Guidelines as an Antitrust Watershed

Donald I. Baker
The idea of agency-issued guidelines as an effective enforcement tool was novel indeed when Professor Donald F. Turner unveiled it as a priority upon being nominated to be head the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division in 1965. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Recent Developments at the CMA: 2017–2018

Adriano Basso, Julie Bon, Bethany Tasker, Natalie Timan, Mike Walker and Chris Whitcombe
We describe three interesting cases that the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has dealt with over the past year. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Big Data and Merger Control in the EU

Jay Modrall
EU antitrust authorities have taken a leading role in exploring antitrust concerns around ‘big data.’ Read More.

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