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Italian paste producers were operating as a cartel ‘

The five largest paste producers of Italy have been keeping for years the prices high by forming a ‘paste-cartel’. The headquarters of companies such as Barilla, De Cecco and Divella last week were also the scene of house searches carried out by the Italian authority, reports Al-Jazeera. Each of the company immediately got a fine … Continue reading

BT goes on broadband price offensive

BT outlined an aggressive pricing strategy for its new superfast broadband service yesterday in a move it hopes will enable it to poach rivals’ customers. Britain’s leading fixed-line telephone company said consumers would have to pay £20 per month for its high-speed broadband service based on optical fibre. The £20 offer is £8 cheaper than … Continue reading

Europe Ahead: European prices hover near 1% amid recovery signs

Prices in the euro zone decelerated as a consequence of the global downfall that had caused a massive contraction in sectors and slowdown in economic activities. However, with the improvement witnessed recently and the remarkable signs of recovery, prices started to incline leaving the negative areas and heading toward the target level set by the … Continue reading

Retailers Seek Book Pricing Investigation

The Christian Booksellers Association (CBA), last week asked the Department of Justice to investigate what they call “illegal, predatory pricing” by, Target and Wal-Mart. Similar actions have been taken by the American Booksellers Association. The CBA, representing thousands of Christian publishers, is concerned that pre-sales of new books by popular authors are being sold … Continue reading

Pricing increased after merging two hospitals

Healthcare has become more expensive with the merger of hospitals in Rotterdam and Het Gooi. This is because the hospitals as regional monopolists can impose price increases. This is in an unpublished study by the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa), which includes overseeing on competition in the healthcare sector. “This concern a huge study, two hospital … Continue reading