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


Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot expected to sign binding merger deal as soon as early-December

Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI) and Peugeot owner PSA (PEUP.PA) aim to sign a final merger agreement as early as the beginning of next month, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday. Read More.


French finance minister says Peugeot-Fiat deal 'good news' for France

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire gave his blessing to the merger between national champion PSA and Italo-American carmaker Fiat-Chrysler, saying the deal would be good news for France and Europe but that he would keep an eye on possible job cuts. Read More.

The New York Times

Google Wants Safeguards for Information in Antitrust Fight

The Silicon Valley company filed a court petition asking for limits on what is shared with consultants working with the attorney general of Texas. Read More.


US: Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google said on Friday that it is acquiring Fitbit, the maker of fitness-tracking devices, for $2.1 billion to close the gap with Apple in the growing market for wearable electronics and to add muscle to its expanding hardware business. Read More.

Norwegian Competition Authority

Blocks Prosafe’s acquisition of Floatel

The Norwegian Competition Authority prohibits accommodation vessel operator Prosafe from acquiring Floatel. The Authority is of the opinion that the merger would lead to increased prices for customers of offshore accommodation services. Read More.

Margrethe Vestager

Competition and sustainability

I’m delighted to be with you today. I want to thank the Global Competition Law Centre of the College of Europe for inviting me to take part in this conference. Read More.


CMA Signals More Interventionist Approach to UK Competition Enforcement

As the UK’s expected departure from the European Union approaches – currently scheduled for January 31, 2020 – the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been developing a tougher and more interventionist approach to competition enforcement. Read More.


Meeting and Shifting- The Burden of Proof (in Digital and Beyond)

This is the title of the last panel we will be hosting at our upcoming Chillin’Competition conference. Read More.

Working Paper

Second Thoughts on Double Marginalization

John E. Kwoka, Jr. and Margaret Slade
A longstanding economic proposition predicts that vertical integration between companies with market power can benefit both consumers and firms by eliminating the “double marginalization” that characterizes pricing by the firms separately. Read More.

Working Paper

The Wage Premium and Market Structure

Richard Eccles, Martin Jaeger, Florence Leroux
Ruohan Wu, Meng-Fen Yen and Mario Miranda In this paper, we seek to understand why the “wage premium”, the percentage by which wages earned by skilled workers exceed those of unskilled workers, varies among industries featuring different market competitiveness. Read More.

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