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In the interview to The Wall Street Journal, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said that the Justice Department is preparing to research and investigate the generic drug industry and even go as far as filing cases for allegedly fixing prices. The department has been investigating possible criminal conduct by generic drug companies for years, but there has been little action so far.
This week Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has visited India. At the same time, multiple protests against Amazon have spurred across a country, and an antitrust investigation was started against the tech giant.
Recently it was announced that for the first time China had included the internet industry in the planned revision and overhaul of its antitrust legislation, potentially giving regulators the power to regulate the increasingly dominant technology giants effectively.
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The Chinese authorities have created a national operator for the transportation of oil and gas, giving it all the main oil and gas pipelines in the country. Previously, they belonged to state-owned oil and gas companies. The idea behind Chinese "unbundling" is to increase competition in the country's oil and gas market.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia for the first time entered the top ten best antitrust organizations in the world, said department head Igor Artemyev at the congress of the Yabloko party.
EU antitrust authorities are considering tightening their policies on IT corporations, forcing them to ensure equal conditions in the market.
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On December 17, 2019, the Deputy Head of the FAS Russia Andrey Tsyganov met with the Director and Permanent Representative of the World Bank in Russia, Mr Renaud Seligmann
With this case we are starting the series of publication devoted to the descriptions of digital cases examined by  the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federations. The fiches were prepared by the analytical team of the BRICS Competition Centre.
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Earlier in September, we reported about the antitrust investigation launched in the United States regarding Google's marketing activity.
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The  State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) posted a Draft - "Major illegal acts in the field of market supervision Interim Measures for Reporting Rewards (Revised Draft for Comment)" on its website for public comment.
On the 2nd of December, the South African Competition Commission released a media statement regarding the data prices investigation. The Commission initiated the Inquiry in August 2017. South Africa's two biggest mobile-phone companies - Vodacom Group Ltd. and MTN Group Ltd. have been under scrutiny for the last few years regarding their data prices, and the Competition Commission of South Africa has finally released final findings and recommendations for data services market enquiry earlier this week.
In July 2019 the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemiev at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in Russia, the problem of cartels is now most acute in the pharmaceutical industry. Three months later, we can see the progress in the battle with the cartels
The BRICS Summit in Brazilia was held under the motto "Economic growth in the interests of an innovative future," The work and discussions carried out during those two days once again showed that over the past ten years, BRICS has achieved serious results and has gained a reputation as a respected association. At the same time, the coordination mechanisms established within BRICS make it possible to cooperate effectively in politics, security, trade, finance and culture.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) allowed Rostelecom to buy 55% of T2 RTK Holding LLC (operating under the Tele2 brand), the service’s website reported .
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Competition commission of India (CCI) has released a Market Study on e-commerce in India and its strategy shifts.
On November 19-20, 2019, the traditional V International Scientific and Practical Conference "Antitrust Policy: Science, Practice, Education" was organized at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, organized by the FAS Russia in partnership with the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development. The staff and guests of the Institute took part in all the most relevant discussions of the conference.
The report offers a view on competition policies and enforcement in BRICS countries.
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