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SWITZERLAND

Geneva bans Uber in latest setback for US firm

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Authorities in Geneva have banned Uber for breaching local taxi laws but the beleaguered US-based company said on Tuesday it was appealing the order and denied any wrongdoing...

15 Apr 2015

SWITZERLAND

Swiss ex-banker faints as trial over WikiLeaks leak opens

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A former Swiss banker fainted on Wednesday at the opening of his trial for breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks...

11 Dec 2014

SWITZERLAND

WRC concludes with 'far-reaching' decisions for sector

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Radiocommunications Conference 2012 (WRC-12) has concluded with - in the words of one participant - "far-reaching" decisions for the entire telecom and broadcasting sector.

13 Mar 2012

SWITZERLAND

Global radio experts float new mobile phone standard

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Global radio experts have approved radio standards that are to usher in a new mobile phone operating system to replace third generation or 3G technology, the International Telecommunication Union has announced.

31 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.

29 Mar 2011

BELGIUM

EPC gets copyright management idea accepted

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Publishers Council (EPC*) has succeeded in getting its idea for 21st century copyright management accepted as one of just seven "Big Ideas" sought by the European Commission to forward its Digital Agenda strategy.

5 Nov 2010