Anti-Competitive


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Anti-Competitive

A practice intended to subvert or eliminate competition. Many analysts believe competition is good for customers because it encourages companies to offer better quality products and/or lower prices. Anti-competitive measures, like price fixing or collusion, remove this incentive and thereby hamper innovation and growth. Many countries have laws banning or limiting anti-competitive activities, though opponents, notably Ayn Rand and her followers, argue that they encourage economic inefficiency and punish success.
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It argues that giving it a roaming brief to investigate markets without having reasonable grounds to suspect anti-competitive practices are taking place could mean unnecessary investigations, imposing huge time and cost burdens on the businesses involved.
Contrary to its pro-competitive claims, SNET's behavior is anti-competitive and anti-consumer.
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The European Commission recently stated that it is investigating Intel for possible similar anti-competitive business practices in Europe and is cooperating with the Japanese authorities.
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The filing relates to the licensing system provided for in the ETSI IPR Policy and Ericsson's anti-competitive behaviour and abuse of that system, contrary to Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty.
The Clinton Administration is to be congratulated for sending the message that anti-competitive conduct will be checked by aggressive enforcement of the antitrust laws and regulations," said Erickson.
The JFTC Recommendation is the culmination of an 11-month investigation that has established patterns of anti-consumer and anti-competitive behavior.
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The report, issued at the request of the Tennessee General Assembly, supports the position of the Tennessee Road Builders Association, which has long argued the risks of roadwork bidding was too great for taxpayers to bear and would provide government an anti-competitive and unfair advantage over the private sector.
The Complaint further alleges that Marathon's conduct in breaching leases and committing waste on properties "was guided by anti-competitive motives.