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European Commission issues record fines

December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following on from our previous post and the LIBOR update article in our June 2013 edition of Regulator, the European Commission (EC) last week handed down record fines to eight financial institutions for their involvement...

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Microsoft gets smart about phones

December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the European Commission (EC) both gave Microsoft the go-ahead to buy Nokia’s handset and services business, and cleared a patent licensing agreement between the companies. The €5.44 billion (approximately A$8.15...

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US battle for the sky

November 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is ready to do battle with American Airlines and US Airways to block their mega-merger, but the airlines have the option of agreeing divestments in order to settle legal...

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MyCC strikes again

November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the Malaysia Competition Commission’s (MyCC) first ever decision to impose fines on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia for engaging in market sharing arrangements (see our previous post), the MyCC has issued...

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Foreign exchange under the microscope

November 4, 2013 | 1 Comments

In the last two weeks, the US Department of Justice (US DoJ) and UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reached further settlement agreements in relation to alleged manipulation of various global interest rates. As reported previously,...

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims recently addressed the University of Wollongong’s SMART International Infrastructure Symposium. The symposium, in its inaugural year, aims to provide a platform for international research and collaboration...

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The mystery around bank interchange fees

October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

While the world of bank interchange fees can at best be described as murky, competition regulators across the globe have been searching for clarity by scrutinising these fees and how service providers, primarily Visa and...

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DoJ takes the steering wheel

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a significant development in the ongoing global investigation into price fixing allegations in the car parts industry, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that 9 Japan-based companies and two former executives have agreed...

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Bitter sweet settlement for chocolate makers

September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

In our previous post, we blogged about the investigation and criminal charges brought by the Canadian Competition Bureau (Bureau) against various chocolate manufacturers and a chocolate distributor in Canada for conspiring to fix the price...

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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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