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Mattress Maker Fined for Setting Retailers' Prices

27 Aug 2014
Written by World Watch

German federal competition regulator the Bundeskartellamt (BKA) has announced that it has fined foam manufacturer Recticel Schlafkomfort (Recticel) €8.2 million for "imposing resale price maintenance on retailers selling its products".

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The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Berkshire Hathaway Inc (Berkshire) has agreed to pay a US$896,000 fine to settle charges that its acquisition of USG Corp voting securities in 2013 breached premerger reporting and waiting requirements.

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A number of private equity firms have agreed to pay a total of US$325 million to settle allegations that they conspired with rival firms not to outbid one another for corporate takeovers.

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Crystal Producer to Pay Back State Aid

07 Aug 2014
Written by World Watch

European Union (EU) competition regulator the European Commission (EC) has announced that it has concluded that certain aid measures granted by Belgian authorities to crystal producer Val Saint-Lambert (VSL) "conferred on the company an undue economic advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU [s]tate aid rules".

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Automaker Audi has announced its decision to reduce its pricing for spare parts in China while regulators there conduct anti-monopoly investigations into the vehicle manufacturing industry.

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European Union (EU) competition regulator the European Commission (EC) has announced that it has concluded that the receipt of state aid by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Transavia for their operations at one or more of the airports at Pau, Nîmes and Angoulême was "incompatible with EU rules".

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European Union competition regulator the European Commission (EC) has announced that it has fined Norway-based salmon farmer and processor Marine Harvest €20 million for acquiring rival Morpol "without having received prior authorisation under [Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (the Merger Regulation)]".

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Ski Equipment Makers Settle Antitrust Charges

16 Jul 2014
Written by World Watch

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it has approved final orders barring a number of ski equipment manufacturers from engaging in specified anticompetitive conduct (both dated 3 July 2014).

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The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has announced the settlement of charges that Apple "participat[ed] in a price-fixing conspiracy that ... raised the prices of [e]-books sold to consumers in New York and throughout [the United States]".

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European Union (EU) competition regulator the European Commission has announced that it has fined France-based pharmaceutical company Servier and a group of generic medicine producers a total of €427.7 million for "concluding a series of deals all aimed at protecting Servier's bestselling blood pressure medicine, perindopril, from price competition by generics in the EU".

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