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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 97

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Google lets Android users in Europe choose rival browsers, search engines

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Users of Android devices in Europe will be able to choose rival browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, as the company tries to quell EU antitrust concerns and stave off fresh penalties. Read More.


U.S. Justice Department tells T-Mobile, Sprint it has concerns about merger deal: sources

The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp it has concerns about their proposed $26 billion merger in its current structure, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, although no final decision has been made. Read More.


CMA recommends shake-up of UK audit market

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report with recommendations to address serious competition problems in the UK audit industry. Read More.


Bundeskartellamt takes a critical view of the proposed merger between Remondis and DSD

The Bundeskartellamt has today informed the companies REMONDIS SE & Co. KG and DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG that, based on the results of its investigations so far, it intends to prohibit the proposed merger between the two companies. Remondis and DSD now have two weeks’ time to comment on the Bundeskartellamt’s draft decision in the matter. Read More.

The Independent

CMA stops short of forcing break up of Britain's book keepers but will its proposals make audits better?

The watchdog has called for the big four accountants to "operationally separate" or ring fence their audit businesses from their consulting arms. Read More.

Truth on the Market

We need leaders that embrace complexity, not dumb it down

In a recent NY Times opinion piece, Tim Wu, like Elizabeth Holmes, lionizes Steve Jobs. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

Google and the six billion dollar fine(s) : We have the technology, but do we have to rebuild the competition rules?

Debate in the competition law community has intensified around the issue of enforcement in digital markets in recent months with (yet another) significant antitrust fine being levied against Google,1) the Bundeskartellamt’s Facebook decision, and (most recently) the European Commission’s Report on Competition policy for the digital era.2). Read More.

Working Paper

The Effect of Horizontal Mergers, When Firms Compete in Prices and Investments

Massimo Motta and Emanuele Tarantino
It has been suggested that mergers, by increasing concentration, raise incentives to invest and hence are pro-competitive. Read More.

Working Paper

Article 101 TFEU and market integration

Pablo Ibáñez Colomo
Market integration is an objective of Article 101 TFEU. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Collaborative Networks in Oligopoly with Asymmetric Firms

Qiang GongHuanxing Yang
This paper studies collaborative R&D networks among ex ante asymmetric firms. Read More.

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