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PCC imposes P16-M fine vs Uber, Grab on Merger Deal

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA)  The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has imposed a PHP16-million fine against ride-sharing firms Grab Philippines and Uber for violating the interim measures it has imposed during the review period of their merger earlier this year.

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Singapore fines Grab and Uber S$13 Million for Merger that harms Competition

SINGAPORE, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has imposed financial penalties of S$6,419,647 (S$1=RM2.99) on Grab and S$6,582,055 on Uber, respectively, to deter completed, irreversible mergers that harm competition.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of an Anti-Dumping Duty with regard to the Imports of Hot Rolled Coils

This is to notify that the Government of Malaysia has received a request from PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk. for an administrative review on the imposition of an anti-dumping duty on the imports of hot rolled coils originating or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Republic of Indonesia. The Government of Malaysia has initiated ...
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 489 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

PCC gives Nod to Grab-Uber Deal

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chairman Arsenio Balisacan announced Friday the antitrust body has given the green light to go ahead with the acquisition deal between transport network companies (TNCs) Grab and Uber.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government mulls breaking Monopoly on Sugar Import

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) - The government is considering a proposal to liberalise the Approved Permit (AP) in a move to break the monopoly on sugar import so as to reduce the retail price of the commodity, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CCCS ends Assessment of Maritime Products Merger after Parties abandon Merger

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has ended its assessment of the proposed acquisition by Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (“WMS”) of sole control over Drew Marine’s technical solutions, fire, safety and rescue businesses (“Drew Marine Technical Solutions” or “DMTS”) ( ...
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Notice of Initiation of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation with Regard to the Imports of Flat Rolled Product of Iron Alloy or Non-Alloy Steel Plated or Coated with Zinc Using Hot Dip Process

The Government of Malaysia has received a petition alleging that the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam has violated the Anti-Dumping Duties Regulations 1994, causing material injury to the Malaysian domestic industry. The Government has determined that there exists sufficient evidence to warrant an anti-dumping ...
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 435 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Notice of Initiation of Expedited Review of the Anti-Dumping Duties with respect to the Imports of Electrolytic Tinplate

The anti-dumping duties shall be applicable on imports of Electrolytic Tinplate originating in or exported from Zhongshan Shunwei Import and Export Co., Ltd from the People’s Republic of China as of 26 July 2018 to 15 November 2018.
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 434 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Notice of Impending Termination of the Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports of Electrolytic Tinplate Originating or Exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea

This is to notify the expiry of the anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of electrolytic tinplate originating or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea under the Customs (Anti-Dumping Duties) (No. 3) Order 2013 on 15 November 2018. Interested parties may give their views on the impending termination of the im ...
Date: 16 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 388 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Government to regulate e-Hailing Service effective July 12 - Loke

PUTRAJAYA, July 11 (Bernama) - Effective tomorrow, e-hailing service providers will be regulated by the government under the Land Public Transport (Amendment) Act 2017 and the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (Amendment) Act 2017. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said starting tomorrow all e-hailing companies must register with the ...
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MyCC proposes RM17.4 Mln Fine on Dagang Net

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has proposed a penalty of RM17,397,695 against Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd (Dagang Net) for provisionally infringing Section 10(1) read with Section 10(2)(c) of the Competition Act 2010.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The Malaysian Competition Commission proposes to fine Dagang for Abuse of its Monopolistic Position

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 July 2018 – The Malaysia Competition Commission (“the Commission”) has issued a proposed decision against Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd for provisionally infringing section 10(1) read with section 10(2)(c) of the Competition Act 2010 by allegedly abusing its position as a monopoly in the provision of trade facil ...
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition Commission

Domestic Trade Ministry mulls doing away with Monopoly

LABUAN, July 9 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is looking into the possibility of doing away with the monopoly in the supply of goods and services in sectors under its jurisdiction, said Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Grab/Uber merger: CCCS Provisionally finds that the Merger has substantially lessened Competition

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a Proposed Infringement Decision (“PID”) against Grab and Uber (each a “Party”, and collectively the “Parties”) in relation to the sale of Uber’s Southeast Asian business to Grab in consideration of Uber holding a 27.5% sta ...
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

CA affirms ERC Jurisdiction over Energy Sector Competition Cases

MANILA, July 1 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has the power to resolve cases of anti-competitive behavior and other unfair trade practices in the energy sector.
Date: 01 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Supervisory Commission to crack down on International Cartel Networks

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) will be immediately in charge of cracking down on the international cartel networks, chairman of the commission Syarkawi Rauf said at a press con ...

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Draft Bill against Real Estate Monopolies sent to Attorney General

A draft bill to prevent real estate monopolies and increase government tax revenue is being submitted to the Attorney General’s office, according to Deputy Planning and Finance Minister U Maung Maung Win.

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PCC imposes P16-M fine vs Uber, Grab on Merger Deal

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA)  The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has imposed a PHP16-million fine against ride-sharing firms Grab Philippines and Uber for violating the interim measures it has imposed during the re ...

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Singapore fines Grab and Uber S$13 Million for Merger that harms Competition

SINGAPORE, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has imposed financial penalties of S$6,419,647 (S$1=RM2.99) on Grab and S$6,582,055 on Uber, respectively, to deter completed, ir ...

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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