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Sector Regulators meet to discuss Competition Issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) held a special committee meeting recently to discuss issues related to the competition law and policy to ensure consistency in the application of the law between sector regulators. It also discussed issues on cross-jurisdictional matters. The special committee consists of various regulators including the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Energy Commission (EC), National Water Services Commission, Land Public Transport Commission, Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia, Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) and Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia.

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CCCS Clears the Proposed Acquisition by NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited of Kopitiam Investment Pte Ltd

This is to notify that the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has cleared the proposed acquisition by NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited (NTUC Enterprise) of 100 percent of the equity interests in Kopitiam Investment Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (Kopitiam).
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

High Court reinstates RM10 Million Fine imposed on MAS and AirAsia

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) - The High Court here today reinstated the decision of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) which imposed a fine of RM10 million each on the country's two major carriers, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and AirAsia Bhd for breach of market-sharing prohibition under the Competition Act 2010. Judge Datuk Nordin Hassa ...
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Investigation into Grab's Acquisition of Uber in Vietnam Results announced

Hanoi, Dec 12 (VNA) - The investigation into Grab's acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia, including the Vietnamese market, ended on November 18, said the Department of Competition and Consumer Protection (DCCP) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

PT Fortuna Megah Perkasa DKK v Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha DK

Date: 17 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 715 K/Pdt.Sus-KPPU/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

CCCS Clears Proposed Acquisition by Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited of Spicers Paper (Singapore) Pte Ltd

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has cleared the proposed acquisition of Spicers Paper (Singapore) Pte Ltd by Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited (the Proposed Transaction). The CCCS concluded that the Proposed Transaction if carried into effect, will not infringe the Section 54 prohibition of the&nbs ...
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

CCCS Clears Proposed Acquisition by Nasdaq Technology AB of Cinnober Financial Technology AB Involving Market Technology Products

This is to notify that the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) cleared the proposed acquisition of Cinnober Financial Technology AB by Nasdaq Technology AB (the Proposed Transaction). The CCCS after reviewing concluded that the Proposed Transaction, if carried into effect, will not infringe the Section 54 prohibition o ...
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Trade Competition Act to oversee 7-Eleven’s Restaurant Expansions

BANGKOK, Nov 5 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has said that CP All Plc is permitted to expand the operations of its 7-Eleven convenience stores as 24-hour restaurants, so long as it doesn’t jeopardize smaller vendors.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CCCS raises Competition Concerns on Private Clinical Laboratories Merger

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has completed its Phase 1 review of the acquisition of Innovative Diagnostics Private Limited (“Innovative”) and Quest Laboratories Pte Ltd (“Quest”) by Pathology Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“PAH”), through its subsidiaries (collectively, the ...
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Subang Jaya Businesses ordered to pay MYCC Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) - Having been found guilty of infringing Section 4 of the Competition Act 2010 (Act 712), seven tuition and day care centres in SS19 Subang Jaya have been ordered to pay a penalty of RM33,068.85. The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) in a statement today said that the businesses entered into an agreement in ...
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CCCS clears Merger of the Rail Mobility Business of Siemens AG with Alstom SA

The Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) had sought feedback from interested parties regarding the impact of the merger of the mobility business of Siemens AG with Alstom S.A and if it would infringe section 54 of the Act against Anti-Competitive Mergers. The CCCS concluded that the Proposed Transaction if carried into effect, ...
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Grab to appeal Fines imposed for Uber Merger

MANILA, Oct 26 (PNA) - Grab Philippines will appeal the decision of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) which imposed a PHP12-million fine for allegedly violating the interim measures order imposed during the review of its acquisition of Uber’s operations, its lawyer said Friday.
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CCCS Consults on the Proposed Acquisition by NTUC Enterprise Co-Operative Limited of Kopitiam Investment Pte Ltd

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore seeks feedback on the proposed acquisition by NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited of 100 per cent of the equity interests in Kopitiam Investment Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries from 1 October 2018 to 12 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

CCCS Consults on the Proposed Acquisition by Nasdaq Technology AB of Cinnober Financial Technology AB

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) seeks feedback on the proposed acquisition by Nasdaq Technology AB of Cinnober Financial Technology AB (CINN). Nasdaq Technology declares a public cash offer to acquire up to 100% of the outstanding shares and warrants in CINN. The consultation period is from 17 October to 30 Oct ...
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

CCCS Consults on the Proposed Merger of Paper Distributors Japan Pulp & Paper and Spicers Singapore

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) seeks feedback on the proposed acquisition by Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited of 100 per cent of the issued shares in Spicers Paper (Singapore) Pte Ltd from Spicers Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd. from 17 October 2018 to 30 October 2018.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

PT Fortuna Megah Perkasa DKK v Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha DK

Date: 17 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 715 K/Pdt.Sus-KPPU/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Sector Regulators meet to discuss Competition Issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) held a special committee meeting recently to discuss issues related to the competition law and policy to ensure consistency in the application o ...

High Court reinstates RM10 Million Fine imposed on MAS and AirAsia Subang Jaya Businesses ordered to pay MYCC Penalty Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of an Anti-Dumping Duty with regard to the Imports of Hot Rolled Coils more

Draft Bill against Real Estate Monopolies sent to Attorney General

A draft bill to prevent real estate monopolies and increase government tax revenue is being submitted to the Attorney General’s office, according to Deputy Planning and Finance Minister U Maung Maung Win.

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Grab to appeal Fines imposed for Uber Merger

MANILA, Oct 26 (PNA) - Grab Philippines will appeal the decision of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) which imposed a PHP12-million fine for allegedly violating the interim measures order imposed during the rev ...

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Trade Competition Act to oversee 7-Eleven’s Restaurant Expansions

BANGKOK, Nov 5 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has said that CP All Plc is permitted to expand the operations of its 7-Eleven convenience stores as 24-hour restaurants, so long as it doesn’t j ...

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

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