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Despite Potential Market Manipulation, FERC Declines to Reject Power Auction Results

Posted in Energy/Commodities

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) recently opted not to take action to set aside the results of a power auction that was allegedly manipulated.  In the face of significant public complaints, the Commission ordered revisions to tariff provisions governing future auctions.  While it opted not to take action here, the opinions [...]

German Federal Cartel Office Launches Sector Enquiry into Food and Luxury Food Retail Market

Posted in Cartel Enforcement

by Martina Maier and Philipp Werner The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced yesterday that it has launched a sector inquiry into food retailers.  The FCO will focus its study on foodstuffs and luxury foodstuffs without explicitly naming particular goods in its press release but broadly stating that the enquiry will only focus on “selected product [...]