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Towards a Competition Enabling Framework in Asia Pacific: Opportunities & Challenges...

Below, we have provided the full transcript of the panel discussion, Effective Competition Frameworks: Enabling Competition and Innovation with a Global Mindset, from the...
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Australia Sues Facebook Over Data Misuse

The Australian antitrust regulator sued Facebook on accusing it of collecting user data without permission, building on government efforts around the world to rein...
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Australia’s ACCC Consulting On Google’s Pending FitBit Deal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking consultation on a court-enforceable undertaking submitted by Google in relation to its pending acquisition of FitBit. Under...
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Google Removes Australia From “News Showcase” Launch

Google has postponed the Australian roll-out of News Showcase citing regulatory complications, just three months after announcing the product, as the US internet giant...
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Australian Watchdog To Probe Apple, Google App Stores

Australia’s competition regulator on Tuesday, September 8, said it would look into the extent of competition between the app stores of Apple and Google,...
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Australian Regulator Calls Facebook’s Threat To Block News Sharing “Ill-Timed”

Rod Sims, the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), said on Tuesday, September 2, that the US tech giant Facebook's threat...
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Australia’s Ex-BlueScope Manager Pleads Guilty In Cartel Probe

Former BlueScope executive Jason Ellis has pleaded guilty to one criminal charge of inciting the obstruction of Commonwealth public officials during a cartel investigation. The...
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Australian Regulator Says Google Misled Users Over Data Privacy

Australia's competition regulator on Monday accused Alphabet's Google of misleading consumers to get permission for use of their personal data for targeted advertising, seeking...
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Google Rejects Call For Australian Media Payout

Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing...

Australia: Health insurer HBF seeks AU$4 billion merger

Western Australia's largest health insurer HBF is seeking a AU$4 billion (US$3.2 billion) merger with Sydney-based HCF that would give the combined companies more...

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