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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 107

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Brazil's antitrust regulator wants competition in Sao Paulo airport

Brazil’s antitrust regulator wants new rules for allocating airplane landing and departure rights, known as slots, in Sao Paulo’s crowded domestic airport, saying they are too concentrated among two main airlines. Read More.


U.S. launches criminal probe into alleged chicken price fixing by Tyson, rivals

The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal probe into allegations that Tyson Foods Inc and other poultry processors including Pilgrim’s Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc colluded to fix poultry prices, court documents show. Read More.

European Commission

Commission opens investigation into Broadcom and sends Statement of Objections seeking to impose interim measures in TV and modem chipsets markets

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Broadcom may be restricting competition through exclusivity practices, in breach of EU rules. The Commission intends to impose interim measures during the investigation with regard to TV and modem chipsets markets. Read More.


Interlocking Mindfulness

The wellness strategy of the moment is mindfulness: focusing on the present and being completely aware of your situation. Read More.

European Commission

Commission approves acquisition of Red Hat by IBM

The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Red Hat by IBM, both information technology companies based in the US. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns. Read More.

CoRe Blog

The return of the MFN clauses – platform ranking as an enforcement mechanism for price parity

The MFN cases of the past few years have delivered a series of uncoordinated cases that created a fragmented approach towards MFN clauses. Read More.

The Conversation

Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large

There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling for stricter antitrust treatment of Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. Some even say they should be broken up. Read More.

Forthcoming, World Competition

Independence of Competition Authorities: The Example of the EU and its Member States

Wouter P. J. Wils
At the end of 2018, the European Parliament and Council adopted Directive (EU) 2019/1, often referred to as the 'ECN+ Directive', which, among other things, contains provisions ensuring the independence of the competition authorities of the EU Member States (national competition authorities or NCAs), which are, together with the European Commission, responsible for the enforcement of the EU antitrust rules laid down in Articles 101 and 102 TFEU. Read More.

CESifo Working Paper

Non-Horizontal Mergers with Investments into Compatibility

Gregor Langus and Jorge Padilla
We set up a model to analyze the effects of mergers between sellers of complementary components where firms invest in compatibility and can engage in bundling. Read More.

NBER Working Paper

Common Ownership in America: 1980-2017

Matthew Backus, Christopher Conlon and Michael Sinkinson
When competing firms possess overlapping sets of investors, maximizing shareholder value may provide incentives that distort competitive behavior, affecting pricing, entry, contracting, and virtually all strategic interactions among firms. Read More.

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