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US FTC official rejects charge agency has ‘restrictive’ merger policy

By Khushita Vasant
  • 07 Apr 2023 22:28
  • 07 Apr 2023 22:48
The Federal Trade Commission doesn’t have a “restrictive” merger policy, as claimed by many in the US antitrust community, because the agency simply doesn’t have the manpower for it, a senior official said today.
“I’m not sure I agree with the premise that we have a restrictive merger policy right

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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