The knock-on effects from this ruling could be enormous.
While relying on internal documents can be controversial, Zuckerberg’s emails are so detailed and specific that they’re impossible to ignore.
Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.
Lack of competition regulation created outright dominance of a few players in some industries.
Car makers need access to the latest telecoms technology, but Nokia refuses to grant licenses because manufacturers won’t pay up. So the disputes begin…
Mark Zuckerberg’s recent meetings with US lawmakers suggests his company is worried about the growing number of investigations, regulations and fines it faces.
Findings from South Africa’s Health Market Inquiry makes recommendations to close the information gap between service providers and consumers.
Debates around South Africa’s health market inquiry must remember that not all proposals for regulating private economic activity are an attack on the market.
The US and Europe approach tech regulation very differently due to their historical contexts. Where does Australia’s fit in?
The charges laid against ANZ and other banks over alleged cartel-like behaviour suggests that Australia is following the United States in cracking down on anti-competitive behaviour.
Unfair competition law offers a more effective, targeted strategy to persuade China to play by the rules.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
South Africa’s idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s 2015 decision to allow a hazardous waste monopoly in B.C. gave life to long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult.
South Africa’s Competition Commission may be wasting resources in undertaking market inquiries as they are expensive and yield little results.
Europe’s approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.
The Federal Court will now have an opportunity to clarify how mergers should be valued, ensuring the ACCC and the Australian Competition Tribunal are applying the same standard.
The level of corporate fines for anti-competitive conduct in Australia is woefully below international benchmarks.
The Productivity Commission’s report on data availability and use is disappointing for consumers, who won’t be able to stop firms collecting their data or challenge automated decisions made using it.
South Africa needs take a radically different path if it is going to make its economy more inclusive. It must start from the premise that markets are intrinsically skewed to historic privilege.