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Italy: Antitrust regulator investigates car rental industry

 |  July 30, 2015

Italy’s antitrust regulator has opened an investigation into eight long-term car rental companies for possible breach of competition rules, the agency said on Wednesday.”  The inquiry aims to ascertain whether the companies coordinated their commercial strategies by exchanging sensitive information,” the regulator said in a statement.

In addition to Aniasa, the inquiry targets Ald Automotive Italia, part of French bank Societe Generale ; Alphabet Italia Fleet Management, which belongs to German car maker BMW ; and BNP Paribas’ Arval Service Lease Italia.

It further concerns Europcar Italia, Hertz Italiana, Avis Budget Group’s Maggiore Rent, the Italian unit of Dutch leasing company LeasePlan; and Win Rent, partly owned by Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo.

Full content: Reuters

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