an·​ti·​com·​pet·​i·​tive | \ -kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv How to pronounce anticompetitive (audio) \

Definition of anticompetitive

: tending to reduce or discourage competition

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BERLIN—Germany will relax advertising restrictions for its Olympic athletes after the country’s antitrust regulator said Wednesday that the way the country currently implements International Olympic Committee sponsorship rules is anticompetitive. Sara Germano, WSJ, "Olympic Athletes in Germany Seize Advertising Win," 27 Feb. 2019 Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group, said the deal posed the same anticompetitive risks that drove the federal government to block AT&T ’s attempt to merge with T-Mobile in 2011. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "T-Mobile’s Sprint Takeover Comes Under New Attack," 13 Feb. 2019 In the August filings to the FTC and FCC, the lawyers said Huawei’s exclusion from the U.S. market would be anticompetitive. Stu Woo, WSJ, "Huawei’s New Playbook in Washington: Drop PR and Hire Lawyers," 17 Dec. 2018 By the way, Google reporting the White House has drafted an executive order that a police online platforms in both anticompetitive conduct and political bias. Fox News, "Media's Kavanaugh spectacle," 24 Sep. 2018 The European Union has given Apple’s Shazam acquisition its approval after launching an investigation into the deal earlier this year over concerns that the purchase could be anticompetitive, via Reuters. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "The EU has approved Apple’s purchase of Shazam, removing the last major roadblock to the deal," 6 Sep. 2018 Six4Three sued Facebook in 2015, alleging that its data policies were anticompetitive and favored certain companies over others. Kirsten Grind, WSJ, "Facebook’s Zuckerberg at Center of Emails Released by U.K. Parliament," 5 Dec. 2018 Khan in her paper warned that current law underappreciates the risks of predatory pricing and the anticompetitive nature of business integration. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Happy Prime Day! Experts worry Amazon is building a dangerous monopoly.," 17 July 2018 The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore now wants to levy fines and reconsider the merger because of the anticompetitive issues, CNBC says. Grace Dobush, Fortune, "Uber's Big Plan to Sell Its Southeast Asia Division May Have Just Fallen Apart," 5 July 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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