April 2015

Commerce Commission to consider pharmaceuticals merger

29 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Pfizer Inc. seeking clearance to acquire all of the shares in Hospira Inc.

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Commerce Commission declines Reckitt Benckiser lubricant merger

24 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has declined an application from Reckitt Benckiser Group, owners of Durex, to purchase Johnson & Johnson’s K-Y brand and product assets.

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Commerce Commission prosecutes Twenty Fifty Club

24 April 2015

Twenty Fifty Club Ltd and its sole director Gavin John Marsich have today appeared in the Manukau District Court facing 17 charges in relation to its pay-day loans business.

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Commission releases draft decision on Transpower’s NIGU application

23 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has today released a draft decision on Transpower’s application seeking to recover its overspend on the North Island Grid Upgrade Project (NIGU).

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Commission releases draft analysis of Wellington Airport’s revised pricing

17 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has today released its draft report indicating Wellington Airport is now targeting returns for the period from 1 June 2014 to 31 March 2019 that fall within an estimated range of acceptable returns.

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Statement of preliminary issues for Staple’s application to acquire Office Depot

17 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Staples, Inc to acquire all of the shares in Office Depot, Inc.

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Commerce Commission to consider office products merger

7 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Staples, Inc seeking clearance to acquire all of the shares in Office Depot, Inc.

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Commission encourages businesses to ensure customers are not misled by surcharges

2 April 2015

Many businesses apply surcharges to recover additional costs such as higher staff wages on public holidays. Businesses must ensure any surcharge is clearly disclosed and the reasons for the surcharge are accurately described or they may risk breaching the Fair Trading Act.

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Commerce Commission authorises INC Code restrictions on the marketing of infant formula

2 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has authorised members of the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) to follow their Code of Practice that restricts advertising and marketing of infant formula for children under six months of age.

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Commission to review regulated broadband non-price terms

1 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has today announced it will formally review the non-price terms of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) Standard Terms Determination (STD) under the Telecommunications Act.

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