TITLE

A busy year ahead

AUTHOR(S)
Wilcox, Jeremy
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Power Economics;2/2/2005, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on regulation of power resources in European market as France and Germany are taking forward steps as of February 2005. The partial privatization of the French utility monopolies is so partial it is almost a token gesture. After the gallant French union resistance of last year, which resulted in the government guaranteeing to keep a minimum 70 per cent ownership of each company, the unions are still berating the government for its decision, convinced that a public service has to be centrally run and that through privatization the service will deteriorate. A similar prognosis is forecast for the German market, which, according to the media, may have an independent energy regulator taking office on April 1, 2005.
ACCESSION #
15904970

 

Related Articles

  • Monopoly rights in the privatization of telephone firms. Viani, Bruno // Public Choice;Oct2007, Vol. 133 Issue 1/2, p171 

    Data from utility privatization sales in 74 countries is analyzed to investigate why governments award monopoly rights, and how monopoly affects government revenue from these sales. Financially constrained governments are more likely to award monopoly rights. Interest groups and institutions are...

  • Part Three: Getting Established: The Taxation and Legal Environment: Competition Law and Anti-Monopoly Regulation. Hogan, James E.; Mitrofanskaya, Yuliya // Doing Business with Kazakhstan;2004, p287 

    The article discusses the competition law and anti-monopoly regulation in Kazakhstan. The anti-monopoly laws in the country was established to regulate the activities and commercial practices that negatively affect free competition in the country. Some of these laws are the Law on the...

  • Long-drawn-out affair of the Competition Bill. Vieler, Geoffrey // Accountancy;Feb1980, Vol. 91 Issue 1038, p20 

    The article reports on the completion of the discussion of the Competition Bill by the Standing Committee B in Great Britain. The bill provides for the repeal of the Dividends Act 1978 and of the remaining provisions of the Counter-inflation Act 1973. Consumers, however, are not to be left to...

  • Belgian energy: monopolists still hold sway.  // MarketWatch: Global Round-up;Jun2005, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p152 

    The article reports on the issues concerning energy market competition in Belgium. Basing on the study by energy regulators, the result suggests that meaningful liberalization is still far to be achieved. The study shows that monopolies still prevailed in the market and new entrants were...

  • DEFINING BETTER MONOPOLIZATION STANDARDS. Elhauge, Einer // Stanford Law Review;Nov2003, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p253 

    Monopolization doctrine currently uses vacuous standards and conclusory labels that provide no meaningful guidance about which conduct will be condemned as exclusionary. This problem is not solved by proposals to focus on whether the defendant sacrificed short-term profits in order to reap...

  • Chinese Petroleum Enterprises Meet with Query of Monopoly.  // China Chemical Reporter;3/26/2005, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p6 

    The article reports on debate at the Chinese People's Congress sessions in Beijing, regarding the monopoly of the petroleum and petrochemical groups in China. The attacks on the monopoly of the petroleum and petrochemical groups at the sessions were mainly initiated by the skyrocketing prices of...

  • OPTIMALI RINKOS STRUKTÅ«RA: LAISVA KONKURENCIJA IR VARTOTOJŲ SUVERENUMAS. Ginevičius, Romualdas; Krivka, Algirdas // Business: Theory & Practice;2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p306 

    The article comprises the scientific literature based on analysis of the classical market structures: pure competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopoly competition - in order to identify the consumer-optimal market structure. The optimal market structure is considered to be the one maximizing...

  • Rent dissipation through self-regulation: The social cost of monopoly under threat of reform. LEIDY, MICHAEL P. // Public Choice;Jul94, Vol. 80 Issue 1/2, p105 

    This piece offers an alternative perspective on the social cost of monopoly and rent seeking. An existing monopolist whose right is contested in a political market has an incentive to expend resources on direct lobbying efforts while also attempting to defuse reformist opposition. Because the...

  • ECA keys on 'markets vs. monopolies'.  // International Gaming & Wagering;Jul2008, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p10 

    The article reports on the new working group formed by the European Casino Association (ECA). The group aims to assess and analyzed the position on the Europe's national gambling monopolies versus free-trade proponents demanding access to market across Member States. They also address the issue...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics