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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 74

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Broadcom facing EU antitrust scrutiny over market dominance: Bloomberg

Broadcom Inc is facing antitrust scrutiny from the European Union over the possible use of its market dominance to pressure customers to buy its semiconductors, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Read More.

European Commission

Commission approves acquisition of sole control over EMI Music Publishing by Sony

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of EMI Music Publishing by Sony Corporation of America. The Commission found the deal raises no competition concerns, in particular as it will not increase Sony's market power vis-à-vis online platforms. Read More.

European Commission

Commission publishes report on application of competition rules in the agricultural sector

The European Commission has published the first report on the application of competition rules in the agricultural sector. The report shows that the work of European competition authorities can help farmers to obtain better conditions when selling their products to large buyers or cooperatives. Read More.


FTC Requires International Industrial Gas Suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to Divest Assets in Nine Industrial Gas Markets as a Condition of Merger

The Federal Trade Commission will require industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest assets in nine industrial gases product markets in numerous geographic markets in the United States, as part of a settlement that resolves charges that their proposed $80 billion merger likely would be anticompetitive. Read More.


Data superpowers in the age of AI: A research agenda

Calls for regulation of big tech are getting louder and louder. This column argues that policy proposals should be evaluated through the lens of their impact on the evolution of artificial intelligence. Read More.

The Conversation

Supermarkets are not milking dairy farmers dry: the myth that obscures the real problem

Australia’s federal agriculture minister, David Littleproud, has called for a boycott of supermarket-branded milk. He is angry about lack of support for a “milk levy” of 10 cents a litre wanted by the dairy industry to support drought-stricken farmers. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Common Ownership and Competition – The Current State of the Debate

Ulrich Schwalbe
Common ownership gives rise to competitive concerns as diversified investors have an incentive to soften competition in a market. Read More.


CMA’s new DaTA unit: exciting opportunities for data scientists

Ulrich Schwalbe
Which machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques do competition and consumer protection regulators need to use and understand, in order to promote innovation and protect our society? How should data and technology markets be regulated, if at all? Read More.

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