New Zealand: Competition watchdog rejects Sky TV, Vodafone merger

New Zealand: Competition watchdog rejects Sky TV, Vodafone merger

New Zealand’s competition regulator on Thursday ruled against Sky Network Television’s acquisition of Vodafone’s New Zealand unit for NZ$1.3 billion . The Commerce Commission said in a statement that it was not convinced the deal would not substantially decrease competition in the New Zealand market. The regulator had in October delayed the decision until February […]

Recent Developments in Antitrust Enforcement in Singapore

Recent Developments in Antitrust Enforcement in Singapore

By Yeo Hui Chuan & Jaime Pang – The enforcement of competition law in Singapore has grown in scope and complexity in recent years, reflecting the development of the Competition Commission of Singapore from a nascent competition authority to one whose capabilities match the challenges posed by complex issues faced by other more experienced competition authorities. This […]

Market Structure Still Matters: the KFTC Blocks a Merger between Top Firms in Broadcasting and Communications

Market Structure Still Matters: the KFTC Blocks a Merger between Top Firms in Broadcasting and Communications

By Youngsoog Na – It is difficult to determine a perfect balancing point in the trade-offs between the need to positively readjust an industry structure and the concern for maintaining a competitive market structure. These issues and others came to a head recently in July when the Korea Fair Trade Commission decided to ban the transaction involving […]

Making Markets Work for Development through Effective Competition Policies: Recent Experience from the World Bank Group in East Asia Pacific

Making Markets Work for Development through Effective Competition Policies: Recent Experience from the World Bank Group in East Asia Pacific

By Martha Martinez Licetti, Graciela Miralles Murciego & Georgiana Pop – The majority of countries share a common vision to become prosperous and competitive nations and raise the quality of life for their citizens. Effective and healthy competition is an indispensable ingredient in achieving that vision. The World Bank Group has two goals: eliminating extreme […]

Competition Commission of Singapore: Our Competition Advocacy Journey

Competition Commission of Singapore: Our Competition Advocacy Journey

By EeMei Tang, Eugene Chen & Weilu Lim – Even with a decade of advocacy experience under its belt, CCS continues to face challenges moving forward. One of the key challenges is keeping pace with technological advancements and the disruptive changes they bring about in the market. CCS needs to understand these market changes so […]

FEB-13(1)

We’re celebrating the Lunar New Year this month. We’ll hear from China later, but in this issue we’re surveying activity in Asia’s Pacific Rim countries. We start with two overviews of the ASEAN countries and then hear directly from both long-standing and nascent authorities – Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Vietnam. And although a […]

Competition Law in Singapore

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kala Anandarajah, Dominique Lombardi, Aug 24, 2015 Singapore was one of the first ASEAN countries to adopt (and enforce effectively) a generic competition law. The decision to introduce a generic competition law was based on the recommendations of the Economic Review Committee in […]

Introduction to CPI Special Issue on ASEAN Competition Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle R. Ian McEwin, Aug 24, 2015 Southeast Asia is a region of considerable ethnic differences, levels of economic development, regime types (although all are authoritarian), state administrative capacity, and general institutional development. Despite these considerable differences, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) […]

Competition Law in Vietnam

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Ly Huong LUU, Aug 24, 2015 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the implementation of Vietnam’s Competition Law 2004 (“the VCL”), which is the first-ever comprehensive competition law in Vietnam. The enactment of the VCL in 2004 was considered to be a milestone in […]

Competition Law in Malaysia

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Anand Raj, Cynthia Lian, Wen-Ly Chin, Aug 24, 2015 The Malaysian Competition Act 2010  was enacted in 2010 and came into force on January 1, 2012. The CA applies to all commercial activity within Malaysia as well as commercial activity outside Malaysia that […]

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