Skip to content

Your Weekly Digest | Issue 104

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Trump 'concerned' about $121bn defence mega-merger

Donald Trump has warned he is a "little concerned" that a merger between two of the US's major defence giants could reduce competition. Read More.


U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants

The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world’s largest companies. Read More.


House lawmakers open antitrust probe into tech industry's biggest players

House Judiciary lawmakers on Monday launched a sweeping antitrust investigation of the nation's largest tech companies, including Google and Facebook, opening a new front against an industry that's increasingly under siege in Washington and Europe. Read More.


FTC went to Silicon Valley to solicit antitrust complaints

The FTC’s outreach is a visible sign of the approach the commission is taking toward antitrust scrutiny of tech. Read More.

The New York Times

Google to Buy Data Analytics Company Despite New Antitrust Scrutiny

Just as government officials step up their antitrust scrutiny of the American tech giants, Google had a surprising announcement on Thursday: It is buying another company. Read More.


Final step taken in CMA reform of investment consultants

Last week the General Court annulled yet another Commission State aid decision in the Real Madrid case. This is an important development for at least 3 reasons. Read More.


“Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow”: Promoting Innovation by Ensuring Market-Based Application of Antitrust to Intellectual Property

Good morning. It’s a real pleasure to join you today here in Paris, and it has been my honor to chair the discussions in WP3 earlier this week. Read More.


Review of the Energy Market Investigation (Prepayment Charge Restriction) Order 2016

The CMA has published its provisional decision in its review of the Energy Market Investigation (Prepayment Charge Restriction) Order 2016. Read More.


Evolution Not Revolution : The CMA’s Reflections On Mergers And The Digital Economy

Digital markets mergers are a hot topic for global antitrust regulators. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has published an expert report on whether the UK has struck the right balance between over and under regulation of such transactions. Read More.

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper

EU Merger Policy Predictability Using Random Forests

Pauline Affeldt
I study the predictability of the EC’s merger decision procedure before and after the 2004 merger policy reform based on a dataset covering all affected markets of mergers with an official decision documented by DG Comp between 1990 and 2014. Read More.

About CompetitionFeed
By aggregating material from over 300 sources and using human and artificial intelligence to pick out the most important articles, CompetitionFeed manages to sort out the most important articles every week directly to your inbox.