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Author: Mark E. Gaffigan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: efforts, commission, maintain, competition, industry, petroleum, trade, federal, analysis, markets, past, mergers, enhance, could, energy
Number of Pages: 69
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 1437910440
ISBN-13: 9781437910445

During the late 1990s, many petroleum companies merged to stay profitable while crude oil prices were low, and in recent years mergers have continued. Congress and others have concerns about the impact mergers might be having on competition in U.S. petroleum markets. The FTC has the authority to maintain competition in the petroleum industry (PI) and reviews proposed mergers to determine whether they are likely to diminish competition or increase prices, among other things. This report examines: (1) mergers in the U.S. PI and changes in market concentration since 2000; and (2) the steps FTC us

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mergers, farmer, rancher, borrowers, fcb, impacts, credit, system, potential, farm
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 1995-03-01
ISBN-10: 0788117572
ISBN-13: 9780788117572

Discusses the potential impact of mergers of the Farm Credit Banks on Farm Credit System borrowers. Focuses on the mergers that took place or were planned since 1992. Evaluates the potential effects of bank mergers on System member-borrowers by assessing several factors, including (1) economies of scale, (2) the level of services offered by associations, (3) the System's operation as a cooperative, & (4) the bank-association relationship. Charts & tables.

Author: Mark Gaffigan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: concentration, wholesale, gasoline, prices, market, mergers, markets, estimates, effects, energy
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437918581
ISBN-13: 9781437918588

Between 2000 and 2007 there were 1,088 oil industry mergers. Given the potential for price effects, it was recommended that the FTC undertake more regular retrospective reviews of past petroleum industry mergers. This report determines how mergers and market concentration -- a measure of the number and market shares of firms in a market -- affected wholesale gasoline prices since 2000. The auditor examined the effects of mergers and market concentration using an economic model that ruled out the effects of many other factors. He consulted with a number of experts and used both public and priva

Author: Stephen A. Rhoades
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: united, states, structure, banking, mergers, bank
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437933653
ISBN-13: 9781437933659

After 1980, the U.S. banking industry experienced a sustained and unprecedented level of merger activity that has substantially affected banking structure. From 1980 through 1998, there were approx. 8,000 mergers, involving about $2.4 trillion in acquired assets. From 1990 to 1999 several mergers occurred that, at the time of occurrence, were the largest bank mergers in U.S. history. This report describes various facets of bank merger activity and some of the changes in U.S. banking structure that occurred from 1980 through 1998. A primary force underlying the sustained merger movement in bank

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: firms, asymmetric, mergers, effects, competitive
Number of Pages: 30
ISBN-10: 1428958495
ISBN-13: 9781428958494

Author: Elissa McCarter
Publisher: Catholic Relief Services
Keywords: microfinance, mergers, guide, knot, tying
Number of Pages: 159
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0945356056
ISBN-13: 9780945356059

Author: Elissa McCarter
Publisher: Catholic Relief Services
Keywords: studies, case, twelve, microfinance, mergers
Number of Pages: 118
Published: 2002-01-01
ISBN-10: 0945356064
ISBN-13: 9780945356066
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