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  • adj. Usually with respect to laws or policies, in opposition to the creation or continuance of a monopoly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Opposed to monopolies; the principle of opposition to monopoly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices


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  • Even Hong Kong — lauded by the Heritage Foundation as the world's freest economy (de facto cartels affect the port to supermarkets to electricity to cement) — has failed to pass the kind of antimonopoly statutes that are a central pillar of developed economies around the world.

    Ties That Bind

  • Russia's antimonopoly agency has repeatedly accused the country's top oil producers such as OAO Rosneft , OAO Lukoil Holdings and TNK-BP Ltd. of increasing prices for diesel and jet fuel.

    Gasoline Shortage Looms in Russia

  • Russia's antimonopoly service, FAS, said Kores is indeed Russian.

    Russia's Enduring Governance Discount

  • Many foreign businesses greeted the passage two years ago of China's first antimonopoly law with trepidation.

    Life After China's Antimonopoly Law

  • These cases may indicate that China is using the antimonopoly law largely for domestic policy purposes such as preventing artificial price inflation in foodstuffs, rather than as a tool against foreign investment.

    Life After China's Antimonopoly Law

  • China's antimonopoly laws are no longer being used as a protectionist tool, said Marc Waha , a partner at law firm Norton Rose, who is based in Hong Kong.

    China Opens Wider to Takeovers

  • "The four companies were found to have violated antimonopoly laws and the Business Practices Law," said Nawir Messi , the chairman of KPPU's panel of judges, which fined Pertamina 10 billion rupiah ($1.1 million), Medco Energi five billion rupiah ($557,000), Medco E & P one billion rupiah ($111,000) and Mitsubishi 15 billion rupiah ($1.7 million).

    Indonesia Fines Mitsubishi $1.1 Million

  • Some analysts and Televisa officials say that while Mr. Slim's action pressures Televisa to lower its advertising rates, it is also retaliation against a complaint filed by Televisa with Mexico's antimonopoly entity, the Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, questioning the nature of Telmex's business relationship with DishMexico, a satellite television service.

    Carlos Slim Halts Televisa Ads

  • TOKYO— Denso Corp. said Wednesday that Japan's Fair Trade Commission raided its headquarters and some sales branches on suspicion of violation of antimonopoly laws regarding the sale of certain automotive components.

    Denso Faces Antimonopoly Probe

  • In the past, major state-owned companies have been largely exempt from China's antimonopoly enforcement efforts.

    China Unicom, China Telecom Ask Regulator to Halt Probe


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