Competition Law

Big consultancy firms call the Federal Government 'The Dairy' because they milk it for all it's worth, inquiry hears

Are consultants making so much money from the Federal Government that they're now treating departments as cash cows and openly dubbing it "The Dairy"?<p>…

Border Force

Google’s censored search engine could actually help Chinese citizens

<i>Thomas Jungbauer is an assistant professor of strategy and business economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and author of the blog A Stable Match.</i><p>Since news broke this month that Google is developing a censored search engine for the Chinese market, …


Antitrust Is About Constraining Market Power

Antitrust policy doesn’t typically make headlines, but two recent cases have raised its profile: a federal court’s rejection of the U.S. government’s …

Antitrust Laws

M&Ain't: Several Of The Year's Biggest Mergers Face Uncertain Future

Some of the most prominent and anticipated mergers of the year appear to be in a holding pattern, and the trend is nothing new.<p>The failure rate of …

Health Care

Apple faces antitrust action in Japan: Report

Tokyo, Aug 16 (IANS) Apple allegedly pressured Yahoo Japan to quash a game platform that offered competition to the App Store, prompting regulators …

App Store

The Real Impact of Getting Rid of the Paramount Consent Decrees

If the government rips up the decades-old restrictions on movie licensing, will Disney or Warner Bros. force exhibitors to take lesser films? Will …

Spanish Language

Scamwatch round-up: Optus and Xero

ARN provides a weekly wrap of the phishing scams, malware attacks and security breaches impacting organisations across Australia.

Technology (Australia)

Construction union and ACT branch secretary charged with criminal cartel conduct

The consumer and competition watchdog has laid criminal charges against the ACT head of one of Australia’s largest unions for alleged cartel conduct.<p>On Thursday the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced it had laid criminal charges against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, …

Corruption | NHI will 'nationalise' healthcare - Free Market Foundation

The Free Market Foundation says while universal health coverage is a good idea, the need for NHI is questionable.

Health Care

Kmart Tyre & Auto sold to Continental

<b>By Neil Dowling on 16th August 2018 Free Access Articles Continental, Kmart, Sell, Tyre and Auto Service</b><p>KMART Tyre & Auto Service, part of the …


Fortis Healthcare gains nearly 3% as shareholders vote in favour of IHH deal

Shares of Fortis Healthcare rose as much 2.7 per cent to Rs 150.05, their highest since May 30 as the deal between Fortis Healthcare Ltd and Malaysi

Business (India)

Dennis Uy buys 45 percent of ISM Corp for P1.28-B

MANILA - Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy has bought 45 percent of listed firm ISM Communications Corp, the company said in a disclosure to the …

Antitrust Laws

PetIQ +25% post Q2 results; raises FY18 guidance

PetIQ (PETQ +25.5%) reports Q2 net sales increase 96% Y/Y to $171.1M, reflecting growth in retail partners, and expansion in product and services …


Why a Few Derailments Won't Stop Media Merger Train

The Trump era has now seen two major media mergers halted or almost stopped -- Sinclair Broadcast Group's combination with Tribune Media, and AT&T's …

Antitrust Laws

Economists warn on dominance of US corporate giants - Nashville Business Journal

Sam Fleming in Washington and Brooke Fox in New York <br>– Financial Times<p>Aug 15, 2018, 6:59am CDT<p><i>Editor's note: This story is available as a result of a</i> …


Baton Rouge cleaning companies sue Aramark, say company used them to keep school contract

Five Baton Rouge-based cleaning companies are suing Philadelphia-based Aramark, claiming the corporate giant used them last year to help retain a …

Baton Rouge

Market concentration is plaguing South Africa's private health care market

The preliminary findings of a recent inquiry into South Africa’s private health care sector shows worrying trends. Key among the inquiry’s …

Health Care

T-Mobile attempts to reinvent customer service with its new ‘Team of Experts’

In attempt to reinvent how businesses approach customer care, T-Mobile is going old school — by connecting its customers with humans instead of …

Customer Service

AngioDynamics acquires sealant system using in lung biopsies

AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) acquires the BioSentry Track Sealant System from privately held Surgical Specialties, LLC for an undisclosed sum. The …


Cramer's lightning round: Gamble on Pinnacle Entertainment

Praxair: "Look, the government — they're trying to figure out how to deal with that anti-trust stuff, so I think that that whole complex of 'just …


Footy clubs given red card for misleading fans over merchandise refunds

The consumer umpire has sent almost two dozen of Australia's biggest football clubs to the sin bin for lying to their fans who wanted refunds for …

Australian News

Grassley requests scrutiny of Cigna/Express Scripts tie-up

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has written to Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim requesting that the Justice Department …


American Cable Association Urges Appeals Court to Reverse AT&T Antitrust Decision

WASHINGTON — The American Cable Association, which represents small- and medium- sized cable providers, says that a district court judge erred in the …


Orwell's Ingsoc is here - and Trump and Congress don't care

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”<br>― George Orwell, 1984<p>This is it. The real …

Jeff Sessions

Deutsche Telekom, United Internet in talks on fibre cooperation

* Telekom CEO proposes alliance to connect 5 mln households<p>* United Internet says 75/25 joint venture makes sense<p>* Bosses jockey for position ahead of 5G auction<p>FRANKFURT, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom and United Internet are in talks on cooperating to build out Germany’s fibre optic network, …


PSA: A Harvey Norman bunk bed has been recalled over concerns it could "trap" kids.

A Harvey Norman bunk bed has been recalled.<p>The furniture retailer’s store in Mascot, Sydney, has been selling the Domino Bunk Bed without the …


Brazil may probe Google over its cell phone system: report

© Reuters. The brand logo of Alphabet Inc's Google is seen outside its office in Beijing<p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade …

Stock Markets

Ofcom and posties work to different delivery dates | Financial Times

Fair is a word that keeps lawyers busy for decades, and companies and their shares in limbo. So said this column in July 2015 when the posties’ …

Royal Mail

Nine slams Facebook over ads impersonating TV stars

“We do not allow adverts that are misleading or false on Facebook, and we have removed several adverts and accounts that violated our advertising …

Social Media

How the 1% shop for clothes and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on frugal living

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss today’s top personal finance stories.<p>Royal Caribbean reportedly bans emotional support animals from all …