EU Commission clears acquisition of Unilabs by APMH Invest

The European Commission has approved on January 21, 2022, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control of Unilabs Holding AB (‘Unilabs’) of Switzerland by APMH Invest A/S (‘APMHI’) of Denmark. Unilabs provides diagnostic services, including bio-medical testing services, medical imaging services, reproductive medicine services and drug development services. APMHI is a globally … More EU Commission clears acquisition of Unilabs by APMH Invest

Switzerland chairs an informal WTO ministerial meeting

On January 21, 2022, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin invited trade ministers to a discussion about the ongoing WTO negotiations. The virtual meeting focused on the next steps after the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, which was postponed last December due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further topics included the current challenges in the relationship between international trade … More Switzerland chairs an informal WTO ministerial meeting

Economic policy during the pandemic: The OECD praises Switzerland

In its latest economic survey of Switzerland, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) praises the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The Swiss economy and labour market have been resilient during the crisis up to now, writes the OECD. It recommends that the extraordinary state support measures be dismantled as soon as the … More Economic policy during the pandemic: The OECD praises Switzerland

Paul Scherrer Institute – Towards compact quantum computers, thanks to topology

By guest author Laura Hennemann from Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute. Researchers at PSI have compared the electron distribution below the oxide layer of two semiconductors. The investigation is part of an effort to develop particularly stable quantum bits –and thus, in turn, particularly efficient quantum computers. They have now published their latest research, which is … More Paul Scherrer Institute – Towards compact quantum computers, thanks to topology

Who will spend the FCC cash?

Between now and the end of 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will pay out almost USD 10 billion (EUR 8.8 billion) in ‘accelerated clearance payments’. The FCC cash rewards the world’s four largest satellite operators for freeing up some of their C-band spectrum over the US. The question now is whether this windfall cash … More Who will spend the FCC cash?

Antitrust: EU Commission publishes final report on consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry

The European Commission has published on January 20, 2022, the findings of its competition sector inquiry into the consumer Internet of Things (IoT). The final report and its accompanying staff working document identify potential competition concerns in the rapidly growing markets for IoT related products and services in the European Union. The documents published today … More Antitrust: EU Commission publishes final report on consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry