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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 119

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


India probe finds AB InBev, Carlsberg, United Breweries colluded on prices - sources

The investigations unit of India’s Competition Commission has concluded that Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR), Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) and United Breweries (UBBW.NS) colluded to fix beer prices, two people with direct knowledge told Reuters. Read More.


Price comparison website: use of most favoured nation clauses

The CMA is investigating suspected breaches of the Chapter I prohibition and Article 101 TFEU in the use of certain retail most favoured nation clauses by a price comparison website in relation to home insurance products. Read More.


Construction firms fined £36 million for breaking competition law

The CMA has issued 3 firms with fines totalling more than £36 million for breaking competition law in supplying certain concrete drainage products for building projects. Read More.



The South African Competition Appeal Court (CAC) on 23 October 2019 dismissed an appeal by Computicket (Pty) Ltd. (Computicket), following the decision of the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) that Computicket had abused its dominance in contravention of the Competition Act. Read More.

Competition Lore

Being DG Comp’s Chief Economist?

There wouldn’t be too many more prized, and pressured, jobs than as Chief Economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, and particularly in recent years when DG Comp has been at the vanguard of developments in antitrust enforcement against Big Tech. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Rising Concentration, Rising Prices: Not So Fast

Wall Street Journal commentator, Greg Ip, reviews Thomas Philippon’s forthcoming book, The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up On Free Markets. Ip describes a “growing mountain” of research on industry concentration in the U.S. and reports that Philippon concludes competition has declined over time, harming U.S. consumers. Read More.

Pro Market

The Intersection of Privacy, Data, and Competition

The issues around technology, data, and privacy are complicated, but solving them is less tricky that many companies would have Congress believe. Read More.


Comments on Android (II): follow-up questions on market definition (+ thanks for the comments!)

I received wonderfully interesting comments to my first post on market definition in Android . That was really the blog at its best. I am really grateful. Read More.

VOX CEPR Policy Portal

Protecting the family honour: Corporate ownership and antitrust violations

Family firms account for a significant fraction of businesses worldwide. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Postal Services: Survey of Competition Law Developments: 2018

Richard Eccles, Martin Jaeger, Florence Leroux
This article summarises the most significant competition law developments in the postal services sector in 2018, at EU level and at national level in France, Germany, and the UK. Read More.

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