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  • Uber will withdraw services in Denmark next month

  • COPENHAGEN, March 28- Ride-hailing group Uber Technologies will withdraw services in Denmark next month due to a taxi law that sets out new requirements for drivers such as mandatory fare meters, the company said on Tuesday. Uber has faced headwinds since its app went online in Denmark in November 2014 as local taxi driver unions, companies and politicians...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber said Tuesday it is shutting down its services in Denmark due to a proposed law that toughens standards for cabs. Uber's spokesman in Denmark, Kristian Agerbo, said Uber which has been in Denmark since 2014, "must take the consequence" of the proposal demanding cabs and cars for hire must have...

  • COPENHAGEN, March 28- Ride-hailing group Uber Technologies will discontinue its services in Denmark due to the country's new taxi law, it said at a press conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday, according to local broadcaster TV2 News.

  • *Critics fear Nord Stream 2 will increase Gazprom's dominance. The bloc is divided between eastern European and Baltic Sea countries that see a new pipeline carrying Russian gas across the Baltic making the EU a hostage to Moscow- and those in northern Europe, most especially the main beneficiary Germany, for whom the economic benefits take priority.

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, March 22- The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday. Moller-Maersk, together with second largest line MSC of Switzerland, Germany's Hapag Lloyd, Taiwan-...

  • *STOXX 600 ends down 0.5 percent as Trump worries weigh. MILAN, March 21- European shares ended lower on Tuesday, reversing earlier gains as jitters about U.S. "Concerns that Republicans don't have enough votes to pass the healthcare legislation hitting equities and driving the bid to the market as it will likely cause delay to tax legislation as well," said...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's twice-yearly list of the world's most expensive cities. Here is the ranking for the most expensive and cheapest cities:. (Reporting by Jeremy Gaunt, editing by Pritha Sarkar).

  • Norwegians are a whole lot happer than Americans, according to a new report

    According to the World Happiness Report, Norway is the happiest country in the world.

  • ORLY, France— Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris' Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. The attack further rattled France, which remains under a state of emergency after attacks over the past two years that have killed 235 people.

  • LONDON, March 16- Gold climbed to its highest level in over a week on Thursday after the U.S. central bank signalled only gradual rate tightening and the dollar slid to its lowest in a month. Spot gold had gained 0.7 percent to $1,227.04 per. ounce at 1355 GMT after touching $1,233.13, the highest since.

  • LONDON, March 16- Gold climbed to the strongest in over a week on Thursday after the U.S. central bank signaled only gradual rate tightening, although the election defeat of a Dutch far-right candidate dampened safe haven buying. Spot gold had risen 0.6 percent to $1,225.40 per. ounce at 1035 GMT after touching $1,228.82, the highest since.

  • REYKJAVIK, March 15- Iceland's central bank left interest rates unchanged at 5.0 percent on Wednesday and hinted it may lower them soon if an end to capital controls doesn't undermine the country's currency. Central bank Governor Mar Gudmundsson said the threat of an overheating economy and volatile currency had led the central bank to keep rates unchanged.

  • LUND, Sweden— A group of Swedish university students that raised 1.2 million euros in crowdfunding for their startup to build electric cars has caught the attention of German industrial heavyweight Siemens. The first high-end vehicle has a target price of 200,000 kronor— the price for an electric Smart Car in Sweden is at least 210,000 kronor.

  • *From Oslo to Sydney, city ties with government strained. OSLO, March 13- Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction. Although there are no officially collated statistics available, many...

  • *Sterling falls below $1.22 before UK Lords Brexit vote. LONDON, March 7- European stocks fell for a third consecutive day, dragged lower by financials as shares in Deutsche Bank slid further after its $8.5 billion cash call, while expectations of higher U.S. interest rates supported the dollar. In Europe, a batch of weak corporate earnings and the biggest fall in...