Month: September 2013

First fines proposed in Malaysia

September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has issued a proposed decision to impose its first fines for breaches of the Malaysian Competition Act.  The fines will be issued to the country’s two dominant airlines, Malaysia Airlines...

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A little bit of fruit and fizz

September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

GlaxoSmithKline has made a strategic decision to focus on its core healthcare brands and has, therefore, agreed that its Consumer Business will sell two of its key nutritional drink brands to Japanese consumer goods company,...

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Coalition to uproot competition laws?

September 9, 2013 | 5 Comments

With the votes counted and Tony Abbott safely claiming a Coalition victory on 7 September 2013, it’s not only the government that is getting a makeover.  As with most elections, the lead up was jam-packed...

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South Africa presses play on media merger

September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 7 August 2013, the South African Competition Commission cleared the second stage of the sale of Independent News & Media South Africa (Pty) Ltd (INMSA), a South African publishing company, subject to conditions relating...

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MOFCOM holds its own

September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

After months of too-ing and fro-ing, MOFCOM is finally comfortable with the commitment’s proposed in relation to MediaTek Inc’s US$4 billion acquisition of MStar Semiconductor Inc and has cleared the acquisition subject to the commitments. ...

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Baxter/Gambro gets ACCC tick of approval

September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adding to the regulatory approvals in China (blogged about in our previous post), New Zealand and Europe, the ACCC has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Gambro AB by Baxter International...

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Virgin and Air NZ cleared for further take off

September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following on from the ACCC’s draft decision in July, the ACCC has issued its final decision to re-authorise the alliance between Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, subject to specified conditions.  The decision authorises the...

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Green is gold

September 2, 2013 | 1 Comments

Coming off the back of the ACCC’s heavy scrutiny of the supermarkets industry (blogged about here) and recent opposition to Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of undeveloped land in June this year (blogged about here), the ACCC...

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