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3 Key Questions on Competition Fines

Some companies use monopoly situations or join forces with other companies to fix prices in order to overcharge. The European Union punishes this kind of unfair behaviour and the European Commission has the power to issue what are known as competition fines. 73 more words


Sainsburys and Asda merger blocked by the CMA

The CMA has blocked the proposed merger between Sainsburys and Asda on the grounds that it would limit competition and harm consumer welfare. In addition, the GMB, a trade union, praised the decision fearing large job losses as part of any potential cost-cutting programme that is common when mergers take place. 178 more words


Living/minimum wage: what we know

Version 1.0 (April 24, 2019)

A couple of weeks ago, I got ensnarled in one of these debates on Facebook that do not go anywhere; it was triggered by the Australian Labor Party’s recent… 3,977 more words


Comments on the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation, and Financial Services Industry

October 26, 2018

  1. The following remarks are informed by discussions during a by-invitation-only roundtable on October 19 that was organized by the UNSW Business School research networks on…
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Competition Policy, Connectivity and E-Commerce in Myanmar

I am back now from the first workshop on the third phase of the ERIA (eria.org) project on Digital Connectivity in ASEAN and East Asia, held at the One Farrar Hotel in sunny Singapore. 465 more words

Academic Paper

Bigness and the IoT: Between Frank Drebin and Colonel Kurtz

Bigness and the Internet of Things…

Anyone wanting to wade into the discussion on ‘bigness’ has to fight desperately hard to separate out the signal from the noise in the debate. 7,525 more words

Competition Policy

Auditors publish Background Paper on EU competition policy enforcement

The European Court of Auditors has today published a Background Paper on the enforcement of the EU’s competition rules. Background Papers provide information on ongoing audit tasks and are designed as a source of information for those interested in the policy and/or programmes being audited. 210 more words