OFT says Mercedes broke rules

The UK’s consumer watchdog said that German automaker Mercedes-Benz and five UK dealers of its trucks and vans may have broken competition law by co-operating illegally. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) issued a provisional finding alleging that the Mercedes-Benz unit of German automotive group Daimler AG and five UK auto dealers were involved in price-fixing and the sharing of commercially sensitive information between 2007 and 2010.