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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 88

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


REUTERS

Amazon faces probe into treatment of sellers in Austria

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s competition authority has begun investigating whether Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in relation to other retailers that use its website as a marketplace, it said on Thursday. Read More.

BBC

Which banks do customers love or hate?

Metro Bank has taken top spot in an official survey of customers' satisfaction with their banks, with the Royal Bank of Scotland ranked bottom. Read More.

FTC

FTC

FTC Announces New Sessions of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. Read More.

European Commission

Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Air-France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Group

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Group. The Commission concluded the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area. Read More.



Disruptive Competition Project

Algorithms and Antitrust Compliance

Algorithms have become ubiquitous in everyday life in the digital economy, from choosing the content we see on social media to recommending the next song on our playlists. Read More.



AFRICAN ANTITRUST & COMPETITION LAW

OVERVIEW OF THE PRICE DISCRIMINATION AND BUYER POWER DRAFT REGULATIONS

The South African Competition Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 13 February 2019. Read More.



ANTITRUST ALERT

Bigger Is Better. . .Or Maybe Not: The Siemens/Alstom Railway Merger

The European Commission recently reaffirmed that industrial policy objectives have no role to play when it comes to applying the EU merger control rules. Read More.



Concurrentialiste Review

THE BUNDESKARTELLAMT’S FACEBOOK DECISION: GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY

The Bundeskartellamt issued its long-awaited decision on Facebook’s data collection practices today, and it’s something of a mixed bag. Read More.



Working Paper

Examining Market Power in the Finnish Dairy Chain

Valtiala, Juho P.; Rezitis, Anthony N.
This study examined whether processors and retailers have market power in the Finnish dairy chain. Both the dairy processing and the retail sector are highly concentrated in Finland, and market imperfections in the chain are not well known. Read More.



Working Paper

Canada’s (In)efficiency Defence: Why Section 96 May Do More Harm Than Good for Economic Efficiency and Innovation

Matthew Chiasson and Paul A. Johnson
Since 1986, Canada’s Competition Act has had an “efficiencies defence” for mergers that seeks to promote economic efficiency at the expense of competition, instead of through competition. Read More.

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