February 1997

Anticompetitive practices

The OECD holds a roundtable on resale price maintenance
OECD - Competition Division
Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Resale price maintenance (RPM) specifies the final price that retailers charge consumers. This roundtable focused on the use of RPM for books, newspapers and similar cultural products. (...)


The US District Court hold that the government had failed to establish the geographic market, and therefore, failed to establish that a hospital merger would have anticompetitive effects (Mercy / Finley)
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
Mercy Health Center (Mercy) and Finley Hospital (Finley) are the only two general acute care hospitals in Dubuque, Iowa. The two hospitals agreed to merge and form a partnership, Dubuque Regional Health Services. On June 10, 1994, the government filed a complaint seeking injunctive relief (...)

The Greek Competition Authority clears a merger in the aluminium sector with remedies related to the sale of percentage of the production capacity (Alouminion Ellados/EP.AL.ME)
Zepos & Yannopoulos
Zepos & Yannopoulos
Zepos & Yannopoulos
The operation The Hellenic Competition Commission approved by virtue of its decision 52/1997 dated 17 February, 1997 the acquisition of 8% of the share capital of the company “EP.AL.ME.” by the company “ALOUMINION ELLADOS S.A.” that already participates by 43% to the capital of “EP.AL.ME.”. (...)

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