trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/BsGu2HWpZ_33vSYU_615XQ2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

European Commission launches e-commerce probes

An interview with Antony Jenkins, Founder & Executive Chairman, 10x Future Technologies

COVID-19 Lockdown Boosted Growth Of Digital Platforms

Asia-Pacific markets improve broadband speeds despite COVID-19 impact

Simplifying The Assessment of Company Fundamental Data

European Commission launches e-commerce probes

The European Commission is investigating alleged anti-competitive practices in the e-commerce industry.

The three separate investigations that have been launched are focused on consumer electronics manufacturers, video games and agreements regarding hotel accommodation between European tour operators and hotels, the Brussels-based EU body said Feb. 2. All three investigations cover issues of retail price restrictions, discrimination on the basis of location and geo-blocking.

The commission is seeking to determine whether certain online sales practices stopped consumers from accessing "cross-border choice" and being able to buy consumer electronics, video games and hotel accommodation at competitive prices in breach of EU antitrust rules.

As part of the investigation, the EC is investigating whether Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer have breached EU competition rules by restricting the ability of online retailers to set their own prices for widely used consumer electronics products such as household appliances, notebooks and hi-fi products.

Separately, the agency is investigating bilateral agreements concluded between Valve Corp., owner of the Steam game distribution platform, and five PC video game publishers, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax.

The investigation is aimed at geo-blocking practices, where companies prevent consumers from purchasing digital content, in this case PC video games, because of the consumer's location or country of residence. The third investigation is aimed at alleged hotel price discrimination by tour operators and hotels.