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A study commissioned by Yelp and carried out by two prominent U.S. academics has quantified the impact of Google giving prominence to its own services over organic results, reports the  177 more words


Google Facing Threats From EU Over Anti-Competitive Behaviour

MEPs consider calling for breaking up of internet search provider.

European Union MEPs seeking to combat what they consider anti-competitive behaviour by Google are considering calling for the breaking up of companies that focus on web search, according to a document prepared by members of the European Parliament. 215 more words


Unilever price fixing

In a classic case of oligopoly and collusive behaviour Unilever were today  fined 315m euros (£280m) by the European Commission for fixing the prices of washing powder in eight European countries. 161 more words

Chapter 13

Wolak report, an update

Does James Weir of The Dominion Post read The Inquiring Mind? Only the other day Adam blogged ‘Why not release the Wolak Report’ and what do we find today on the front page of the Business Section of today’s DomPost, but an article by Mr Weir about a draft of said report. 88 more words

Wolak Report:an update

James Weir writes in the Dominion Post today on the draft Wolak report.

PART of a long-awaited report into suspected abuse of market power by electricity firms suggests that they may be offering wholesale prices $10 to $20 a unit higher than usual, at peak times, when they can.

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Why not release the Wolak report?

Recently Adam posted on various matters related to the Commerce Commission. Adam had commented on an opinion piece by Ernie Newman and an earlier article by Fran O’Sullivan. 419 more words

Social Commentary

What has happened to the Wolak report?

Ordinary businesses that are not in positions of market dominance should go on high alert at Fran O’Sullivan’s column on the background to Paula Rebstock’s abrupt departure from the Commerce Commission.

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