Bangkok’s Democracy Monument was erected to commemorate the 1932 coup that ended Thailand’s seven-century reign of kings, and became a rallying point last year for protesters seeking to oust the government. Now, the landmark’s builder is going abroad for the first time in its 84- year history as political instability saps demand at home.
Uber Technologies Inc. has been banned by a Berlin court from providing taxi services via its smartphone software, in a sign the rebellion by local chauffeurs to the U.S. company’s business model in Europe is growing.
A Brussels court’s decision to ban cars using Uber Technologies Inc.’s taxi application is “crazy” and protects a “cartel,” European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes said, adding to a global debate about the legality of ride-sharing.
Slovenia’s bond rally, the biggest among Europe’s former communist nations, risks faltering as a government budget dispute following the cleanup of toxic-bank loans threatens to unseat Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek.
A Hamburg court ordered Germany to pay back utilities, mostly EON SE and RWE AG, a combined 2.2 billion euros ($3 billion) in nuclear-fuel taxes after they mounted a legal challenge to the charges introduced in 2011.