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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 252

Valur Thrainsson
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Welcome to CompetitionFeed, a weekly newsletter with the most recent and relevant competition and anti-trust news, blogs and journal publications. Never miss an update. If you’d like to receive issues over email, you can sign-up here.

Good morning.

Here below, you find the most recent and relevant competition and anti-trust news, blogs and journal publications over the last week.

Enjoy!

Kind regards, Valur

Google loses appeal of huge EU fine over shopping searches | ABC News
A top European Union court has rejected Google’s appeal of a 2.4 billion euro fine from regulators who found the tech giant gave its own shopping recommendations an illegal advantage in search results...
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S&P Global, IHS win U.S. antitrust approval for $44 billion deal with conditions | Euronews
WASHINGTON -Business information provider S&P Global Inc and IHS Markit Ltd have won U.S. antitrust approval for their planned merger, on condition it sell some businesses and scrap a non-compete agreement with GasBuddy, the Justice Department said in a statement.
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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that 7-Eleven’s acquisition of Marathon’s Speedway subsidiary violated federal antitrust laws.

The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has today delivered a reasoned opinion to Iceland for breaching EEA rules on the freedom of establishment in the taxi sector.  The current legal framework in Iceland limits the number of taxi licenses available in certain districts, making it difficult or even impossible for new operators to enter the market. The current legislation also requires... Read more. 
The General Court’s judgment in Google Shopping (available here) is finally out. There is much to unpack, and much that will be debated in the coming days and weeks. In this regard: the Journ… Read more. 

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