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Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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2/17/2016 | 11:45:00 AM
Re: "Market repair"?
"Market disrepair" sounds like markets operating the way they're supposed to. Newcomers are SUPPOSED to challenge incumbents and threaten the incumbents' profit margins!
iainmorris
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iainmorris,
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2/17/2016 | 5:57:30 AM
Re: "Market repair"?
I don't think it's a commonly used expression - in fact, the few examples I can find relate specifically to the French telecom market.

I think the idea is that Iliad's market entry in 2012 triggered a price war and caused 'damage' to the market, from the perspective of the incumbent operators. The hope is that consolidation, a reduction in the number of players, would help to 'heal' or 'repair' the market by relieving pricing pressure and allowing profit margins to recover.

Orange probably doesn't want to say the deal is about market repair because competition authorities in Europe like blocking these kinds of deals on the grounds they would be bad for consumers.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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2/16/2016 | 6:13:04 PM
"Market repair"?
"Market repair" is a new phrase for me, and Google isn't being helpful. What does it mean?


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