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  • Tribunal: Honda & Yamaha Form Price-Fixing Cartel in Indonesia

    Tribunal: Honda & Yamaha Form Price-Fixing Cartel in Indonesia

    Indonesia's Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU), the country's anti-monopoly agency, penalized Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) and Astra Honda Motor (AHM) for forming a cartel with the purpose of conducting price-fixing and curtailing the distribution of Yamaha and Honda motorcycle sales in Indonesia, specifically those motorcycles with an engine capacity of 110-125 cubic centimeters.

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  • Indonesia's Indosat Ooredoo & XL Axiata Suspected of Cartel Practices

    Indonesia's Indosat Ooredoo & XL Axiata Suspected of Cartel Practices

    Indonesia's Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) has ordered telecommunication operators Indosat Ooredoo and XL Axiata to provide more details concerning the establishment of their joint venture One Indonesia Synergy. The KPPU suspects that both companies are involved in cartel practices, more specifically the companies are suspected to have breached Law No. 5/1999 on the Ban on Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition in terms of price fixing, market allocation and output restriction.

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  • Motorcycle Sales Indonesia Remain Bleak in 2016

    Motorcycle Sales Indonesia Remain Bleak in 2016

    Indonesia's motorcycle sales fell 10 percent (y/y) to 4.35 million in the first three quarters of 2016 from 4.82 million motorcycle units in the same period one year earlier. Meanwhile, in the month September 2016 a total of 555,820 motorcycles were sold in Indonesia, down 8 percent (y/y) from sales in the same month one year earlier. Gunadi Sindhuwinata, Chairman of the Indonesian Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (AISI), informed that Indonesia's motorcycle sales have still not returned to normal levels in 2016.

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  • Cartels in Indonesia: Indian Beef Imports Fail to Push Prices Lower

    Cartels in Indonesia: Indian Beef Imports Fail to Push Prices Lower

    Over the past couple of years there have been many reports about Indonesia's beef mafia (referring to certain cartel practices in the nation's beef industry; practices that come at the expense of the Indonesian consumer as prices are kept high intentionally). A new report published on Beef Central on Monday (10/04) discusses why beef prices have not become more affordable for Indonesian consumers despite the government allowing imports of cheap frozen buffalo meat in mid-2016.

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