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  • Competition Commission orders probe against Google for alleged unfair business ways with respect to Google Pay Nov 09, 2020 07:24 PM IST

    Competition Commission orders probe against Google for alleged unfair business ways with respect to Google Pay

    The Commission is of the prima facie view that the market for apps facilitating payment through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) appears to be a distinct relevant market for the assessment of allegations in the present matter, the order said.

  • Tube Investments' stake purchase in CG Power gets Competition Commission nod Oct 13, 2020 10:42 PM IST

    Tube Investments' stake purchase in CG Power gets Competition Commission nod

    In August, TIIL offered to invest Rs 700 crore in CG Power for more than 50 percent stake.

  • Google faces new antitrust case in India over abuse in smart TVs market Oct 07, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    Google faces new antitrust case in India over abuse in smart TVs market

    The case is Google's fourth major antitrust challenge in India, one of its key markets where it is currently facing public criticism from local startups for enforcing certain policies and company charges they contend hurt their growth.

  • Adani-GVK airport deal gets Competition Commission green signal Sep 24, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Adani-GVK airport deal gets Competition Commission green signal

    In August, it was announced that Adani Group will acquire GVK Airport Developers Ltd's (GVKADL) 50.50 percent stake as well as buy out the 23.5 percent stake of Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) and Bidvest Group.

  • Citing COVID-19 pain, CCI lets off cartel that rigged Railway tenders with a warning Sep 22, 2020 09:26 AM IST

    Citing COVID-19 pain, CCI lets off cartel that rigged Railway tenders with a warning

    India’s fair-trade regulator had the option of heavily penalising a 10-member cartel that includes units of Escorts and TVS because it had conclusive proof of them rigging Railways bids of roughly Rs 2,000 crore. Instead, they were let go with only a warning.

  • CCI approves proposed acquisition of C&S Electric by Siemens Aug 20, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    CCI approves proposed acquisition of C&S Electric by Siemens

    Siemens India focuses on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries, a release by CCI said.

  • India watchdog throws out antitrust complaint against WhatsApp Aug 19, 2020 03:37 PM IST

    India watchdog throws out antitrust complaint against WhatsApp

    A case in March alleged that WhatsApp was bundling its digital payment facility - WhatsApp Pay - within its messaging app for which it already has a large user base. The case alleged WhatsApp was abusing its position by forcing its payments feature on to its existing users.

  • Competition Commission approves Kubota Corp's 9% stake-buy in Escorts Jul 10, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Competition Commission approves Kubota Corp's 9% stake-buy in Escorts

    Under the deal, Escorts will allot about 1.23 crore equity shares through a preferential issue to Kubota Corp at Rs 850 per share, it had said.

  • Competition Commission rules Tata Steel, SKF, Schaeffler units colluded on bearings prices Jun 05, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    Competition Commission rules Tata Steel, SKF, Schaeffler units colluded on bearings prices

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) began a probe into the matter in 2017 after receiving information that the entities had been colluding on bearings prices from 2009-2014, to pass on higher raw material costs to customers in the auto sector.

  • Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app May 27, 2020 04:23 PM IST

    Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app

    The complaint alleges the US tech giant more prominently showcases its Google Pay app inside its Android app store in India, giving it an unfair advantage over apps of competitors which hurts consumers, the source added.

  • CCI disposes of complaint of alleged unfair biz practices against Sony May 11, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    CCI disposes of complaint of alleged unfair biz practices against Sony

    The complainant alleged that Sony Corporation and Sony India Pvt Ltd imposed alleged unfair terms and conditions in the distributorship agreement and arbitrarily terminated the agreement.

  • COVID-19 | Is the CCI a friend indeed? Apr 29, 2020 11:43 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Is the CCI a friend indeed?

    Unlike its counterparts world over, the CCI has not outlined any clear dispensations around competitor co-ordination. It merely reiterates the flexible nature of the Competition Act, 2002. This is not enough

  • CCI approves Hitachi's stake-buy in ABB's power grid arm Apr 07, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    CCI approves Hitachi's stake-buy in ABB's power grid arm

    In December 2018, Swiss power major ABB Group had said the Japan-based Hitachi will buy an 80.1 per cent stake in its power grids arm in a deal that values its grid business at $11 billion (Rs 78,763 crore).

  • CCI suspends combination, anti-competitive biz practices filings until March 31 Mar 23, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    CCI suspends combination, anti-competitive biz practices filings until March 31

    In addition, the regulator also suspended other filings, submissions and proceedings under the Competition Act, including those before the Director General.

  • Competition Commission imposes Rs 302cr penalty on Grasim Industries Mar 16, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    Competition Commission imposes Rs 302cr penalty on Grasim Industries

    The company has also been directed to "refrain from adopting unfair/ discriminatory pricing practices and also refrain from seeking the consumption details of VSF from the buyers", the order said.

  • NCLAT upholds CCI order on Adani Gas for abuse of dominant position Mar 09, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    NCLAT upholds CCI order on Adani Gas for abuse of dominant position

    The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) also found AGL's GSA imposed unfair conditions on the industrial customers of Faridabad.

  • CCI approves BCP's 40% stake-buy in IndoStar Capital Finance Mar 03, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    CCI approves BCP's 40% stake-buy in IndoStar Capital Finance

    As per the combination notice filed with the CCI, the proposed acquisition of IndoStar's equity shares involve three steps.

  • Tata Motors, two group finance firms accused of antitrust violations in India: Sources Feb 27, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Tata Motors, two group finance firms accused of antitrust violations in India: Sources

    The latest complaint, filed last year by a family member of the dealer, alleged Tata Motors broke rules by working in concert with Tata Motors Finance and Tata Capital Financial Services while advancing dealer credit.

  • CCI orders detailed probe against Make My Trip, OYO Feb 24, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    CCI orders detailed probe against Make My Trip, OYO

    The order came on a complaint filed by Rubtub Solutions Pvt Ltd which operates under the brand name of Treebo Hotels in India and is in the business of providing franchising services to budget hotels.

  • CCI approves NTPC's stake-buy in NEEPCO, THDC India Feb 24, 2020 07:14 PM IST

    CCI approves NTPC's stake-buy in NEEPCO, THDC India

    As part of transactions, NTPC will acquire 100 per cent of the issued and paid-up share capital of the NEEPCO and 74.5 per cent stake in THDC India, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) noted in separate releases.

  • India antitrust investigators see no evidence of collusion by IndiGo, SpiceJet and others: Sources Feb 19, 2020 08:10 PM IST

    India antitrust investigators see no evidence of collusion by IndiGo, SpiceJet and others: Sources

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in 2015 ordered a probe into allegations of anti-competitive practices after similar fares were being offered on certain routes by IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, state-run Air India and now-defunct Jet Airways.

  • India court stalls Amazon, Flipkart antitrust probes: Lawyers Feb 14, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    India court stalls Amazon, Flipkart antitrust probes: Lawyers

    Amazon this week challenged the investigation in a court in Bengaluru and the court has granted a stay of two months, according to a lawyer from P&A Law Offices representing Amazon and two other legal counsels involved in the matter.

  • India court stalls e-commerce antitrust probe following Amazon challenge: Lawyers Feb 14, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    India court stalls e-commerce antitrust probe following Amazon challenge: Lawyers

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last month ordered a probe into Amazon and rival Walmart's Flipkart over alleged violations of competition law and certain discounting practices.

  • Competition Commission gives nod for Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford Motor joint venture Feb 10, 2020 09:05 PM IST

    Competition Commission gives nod for Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford Motor joint venture

    In a tweet on Monday, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it has approved "formation of JV between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor and transfer of automotive business of Ford India to the JV".

  • CCI imposed Rs 840 cr fine on 126 cos in last three financial years: Anurag Thakur Feb 10, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    CCI imposed Rs 840 cr fine on 126 cos in last three financial years: Anurag Thakur

    During 2016-17, the fair trade regulator levied a total fine of Rs 208.39 crore on 18 companies in 4 cases, while a fine totalling Rs 295.35 crore was imposed on 31 companies in 9 cases in 2017-18, the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

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