Tag Archives: competition policy

  1. Are the CMA concerned that Poundland will buy 99p Stores then become the £1.01 store?

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    April 22, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    I will start this with a question: against whom do Poundland compete? Is it other pound shops? Maybe. Is it 99p …
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  2. EU Commission vs Google – why it matters

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    April 21, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    I first used a search engine back in 1995. It was powered by Yahoo and from what I remember it …
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  3. Explaining the Shell – BG Group merger

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    April 20, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whenever there is a large fall in oil prices, the largest energy extraction firms start sniffing around the smaller ones. …
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  4. Ed Miliband needs to come clean and say whether or not he wants to re-nationalise the energy providers

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    January 14, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    First of all, there is little doubt that no-one in this country should be having to choose between heating and …
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  5. CMA’s investigation into banking current accounts – about time too

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    November 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Retail banking may be about to undergo an overhaul after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced an in-depth market …
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  6. Airbnb are winning, but what if the playing field were levelled?

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    August 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the summer holidays come to an end, I wonder how many of you will have come back from a …
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  7. How strong is the case for nationalising the mobile phone companies?

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    August 23, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Should we renationalise the mobile phone companies? If you had asked me that until about a week ago I would …
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