Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
France’s Renault SA intends to restart merger talks with Japan’s Nissan Motor Co Ltd within 12 months, after which it will set sight on a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. Read More.
The CMA is investigating alleged anti-competitive agreements in the pharmaceutical sector under Chapter I CA98 and Article 101 TFEU (case reference: 50511-2). Read More.
The European Commission has fined Nike €12.5 million for banning traders from selling licensed merchandise to other countries within the EEA. Read More.
“The FTC has continued to focus on areas that have the greatest consumer impact, including health care, technology, and consumer products and services,” said Chairman Simons. “In addition to stopping anticompetitive mergers and conduct, we are committed to pursuing vigorous enforcement and meaningful relief against consumer fraud, illegal robocalls, and privacy violations.” Read More.
Will the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint make consumers better or worse off? A central question in the review of this merger—as it is in all merger reviews—is the likely effects that the transaction will have on consumers. Read More.
Amid the ongoing Brexit standoff, one proposal that has been gaining traction and which MPs will now vote on in a series of indicative votes in parliament, has been the cross-party plan for a “Common Market 2.0”. Read More.
Some EU countries are rushing ahead with national digital taxes targeted at so-called “tech giants”. However, do these national digital services taxes (“DST”), as proposed by France and Italy, constitute state aid that must be notified to the EU prior to implementation? Read More.
Åshild A. Johnsen and Ola Kvaloy
We study to what extent collusive behavior is affected by the awareness of negative externalities. Read More.
Common Ownership and Executive Incentives: The Implausibility of Compensation As an Anticompetitive Mechanism
David I. Walker
Mutual funds, pension funds and other institutional investors are a growing presence in U.S. equity markets, and these investors frequently hold large stakes in shares of competing companies.Read More.
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