COMPETITION LAWS

Home Front: Consumer protection laws need more teeth

It's a common scenario: While browsing an e-commerce website, you find a product on sale for $90. Next to it, a price of $300 is crossed out, along with the words in bold, red letters: "70% off...

Competition watchdog clears BreadTalk's proposed acquisition of Food Junction

SINGAPORE - BreadTalk Group's proposed acquisition of Food Junction Management will not result in the lessening of competition within the foodcourt market in Singapore, the Competition and...

Grab faces $28m fine in Malaysia over ad curbs

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's competition regulator yesterday proposed a fine of more than RM86 million (S$28 million) on ride-hailing firm Grab for violating competition law by imposing restrictive...

Give pricing guidelines more teeth, say experts

Harsher penalties are needed to give more teeth to the recent price transparency guidelines proposed by the competition watchdog, said industry experts.

Travel sites' dodgy practices: Experts say harsher penalties will give more weight to proposed guidelines

One expert also suggested consumers should be made more aware of what to look out for when making purchases online.

Singaporeans misled into paying more for holidays by online travel booking sites: Competition watchdog

Some travellers are misled into paying more than they bargained for because of non-transparent pricing and marketing practices.

Grab won't fight CCCS ruling and will pay fine

Apps firm Grab has decided not to appeal against an anti-competitive penalty, and will pay the $6.42 million fine imposed by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) last month...

Grab to pay $6.42m anti-competition fine as it prepares for Go-Jek arrival; Uber appealing watchdog's decision

SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing firm Grab has decided not to appeal against an anti-competitive penalty, and will pay the $6.42 million fine imposed by the Competition and Consumer Commission of...

Why dominant and small players are treated differently

Having issued a provisional infringement decision against Grab for violating Singapore's competition law prohibition against mergers that substantially lessen competition, the Competition and...

Uber apologises for 'mistakenly' ceasing app earlier than scheduled

In an e-mail to its users, Uber said the app has since been turned back on after the error, and will remain available until the end of the day.

Uber app to cease in Singapore after May 6 weekend

The Uber app will cease here after this weekend, ending the American firm's five-year foray into Singapore, and giving rival Grab a stronger hold of the rides market.