Antitrust Tag

China’s antitrust watchdog State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) on August 1 launched the Centralized Anti-Monopoly Undertaking System, an online platform for enterprises to disclose merger and acquisition deals to the regulator and check their approval status, as reported by South China Morning Post on...

South Korea's antitrust authority, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), has fined six logistics firms including CJ Logistics [000120:KS], Dongbang Transport Logistics [004140:KS], and others a total of KRW6.5bn (USD5.06m) for price rigging, as reported by the Korea Herald on June 14. Between 2016 and 2018, the...

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) fined food delivery giant Meituan [3690:HK] RMB3.44bn (USD533m) for its monopolistic tactic after a six-month investigation, as reported by Caixin on October 8. The fine accounts for 3% of Meituan’s 2020 domestic revenues, which was RMB114.7bn (USD17.8bn). The...

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has commenced investigations into internet group Kakao’s [035720:KS] ride-hailing unit Kakao Mobility and e-commerce giant Coupang [CPNG:US] for their alleged unfair business practices, as reported by the Korea Economic Daily on September 12. To be more specific, taxi driver...

Chinese technology company Tencent [0700:HK] may be the next target of the anti-monopoly campaign initiated by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), as reported by Reuters on April 29. As part of the county’s antitrust clampdown on the domestic internet giants, it is expected...

China’s antitrust watchdog, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), launched an investigation into Tencent-backed [0700:HK] food delivery giant, Meituan [3690:HK], for the internet company’s potential abuse of the market dominance position by forcing vendors into exclusive deals, known as ‘picking one from two’ (POFT), as...

State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) held an administrative guidance meeting for the regulation of community group buying businesses on December 22, where Alibaba [BABA:US], Tencent [0700:HK], JD.com [JD:US], Meituan [3690:HK], Pinduoduo [PDD:US], and Didi Chuxing participated, according to...

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