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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BEIRUT: Tripoli Mayor Nassif Kaloush vowed Wednesday to remove all unlicensed Syrian vegetable and fruit kiosks from the city's streets, a measure aimed ay reducing the burden on Lebanese merchants suffering from unfair competition.
Both the incumbent two major producers, Tanzania Portland Cement Company Ltd and Tanga Cement Company Limited, suffered a drop in their sales volumes and total sales revenue expected last year due to the issues related to to unfair competition practices.
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There is also the obvious fact of unfair competition in the border area to the disadvantage of Danish retailers," said trade minister Bendt Bendtsen.
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It reinstated Caruso's allegations that General Growth violated the state's antitrust law, and upheld his complaint of unfair competition and tortious interference.
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