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New CEO at Commerce Commission

New CEO at Commerce Commission
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - The Commerce Commission is promoting regulation general manager Brent Alderton to chief executive in January, replacing Nicholas Hill who will leave the competition watchdog at the end of the year.

Commission abandons plan for market power guidelines

Commission abandons plan for market power guidelines
Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - The Commerce Commission is no longer developing enforcement guidelines on misuse of market power.

Scandinavian Tobacco cleared to merge with Swedish match

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Scandinavian Tobacco Group has been given the green light by the Commerce Commission to merge its New Zealand cigar, pipe tobacco and accessories businesses with that of Swedish Match.

New ComCom appointment

New ComCom appointment
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Dr Stephen Gale has been appointed an associate member of the Commerce Commission. Commerce Minister Simon Power said Dr Gale's expertise in energy economics and competition policy would be valuable to the commission.

Commerce Commission clears sand company acquisition

Commerce Commission clears sand company acquisition
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has cleared Tomarata Sand Ltd to acquire Coastal Resources Ltd relating to sand mining operations at Tomarata in Northland.

Commission clears acquisition of Electropar

Commission clears acquisition of Electropar
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Preformed Line Products Co (PLP) to acquire Electropar Ltd.

Record $45m settlement over ING funds

Record $45m settlement over ING funds
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has reached a record settlement of $45 million for thousands of investors in two failed funds marketed by ING (NZ) Ltd and ANZ National Bank Ltd, deciding against taking a risky and potentially lengthy court case.

Another step for electricity distribution regulation

Another step for electricity distribution regulation
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has taken another step in meeting its responsibilities for regulating electricity distribution businesses under amendments to legislation made in 2008.

Another step for electricity distribution regulation

Another step for electricity distribution regulation
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has taken another step in meeting its responsibilities for regulating electricity distribution businesses under amendments to legislation made in 2008.

Airport regulation draft decision criticised by airlines

Airport regulation draft decision criticised by airlines
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has reached what it calls an important milestone in setting a new regulatory regime for airports but the Board of Airline Representatives (Barnz) is not impressed and says airport costs will remain high.

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