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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 109

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Drugs firm to pay NHS £8m after competition probe

Drugs firm Aspen is to pay £8m to the NHS after an investigation into the supply of a life-saving drug to thousands of patients. Read More.


Google's jobs search draws antitrust complaints from rivals

Google’s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-finding services contend anti-competitive behavior has fueled its rise and cost them users and profits. Read More.

The New York Times

How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power

Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook. Regulators have opened investigations into Facebook’s power in social networking. Even one of Facebook’s own founders has laid out a case for why the company needs to be split up. Read More.


CBS, Viacom reunite with plans for bigger role in streaming TV wars

CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) have reached a deal to reunite media mogul Sumner Redstone’s U.S. entertainment empire, betting that a larger company will be able to compete and partner better in a media industry dominated by giants. Read More.


CMA breaks up assistive communication technology merger

The CMA has ordered Tobii to sell Smartbox after finding their completed merger could lead to a reduction in the range of products available and higher prices. Read More.


Dawn Raids by the Competition Authorities: A First Aid Kit

Officials from the CMA or the EU may visit your offices unexpectedly to investigate potentially anti-competitive activities. Read More.


Summer reading tips from the EU’s competition chiefs

‘Catch-22’ and ‘Japanese Ghost Stories,’ but not an antitrust textbook in sight! Read More.

NBER Working Paper

Do Increasing Markups Matter? Lessons from Empirical Industrial Organization

Steven T. Berry, Martin Gaynor, Fiona Scott Morton This paper considers the recent literature on firm markups in light of both new and classic work in the field of Industrial Organization. Read More.

Sciences Po Economics Discussion Papers

Vertical Integration and Foreclosure: Evidence from Production Network Data

Johannes Boehm and Jan Sonntag
This paper studies the prevalence of vertical market foreclosure using a novel dataset on U.S. and international buyer-seller relationships, and across a large range of industries. Read More.

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