Date
21 January 2019

BUSINESS

  • Recent macro data from the leading economies point to a widespread slowdown. What is more concerning is not just a logical moderation in the path of growth, but acceleration in the weakening of economies that were...
  • China’s economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in...
  • A unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. denied a report on Sunday that it reached an agreement to allow extraction of lithium from its geothermal wells in California, a project that could offer US carmakers and battery...
  • Chinese social e-commerce firm Pinduoduo said on Sunday that an online collective exploited a loophole on its platform to “steal” tens of millions of yuan worth of discount vouchers. According to a statement posted on its official...
  • A French government delegation has informed Tokyo that it would seek an integration of Renault and Nissan, most likely under the umbrella of a single holding company, the Nikkei reported. The delegation, which included French government-designated Renault...
  • The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal – and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the...
  • SimCity, a popular city-building video game, will mark its 30th anniversary this year. In the game, players scramble to build their ideal cities, but no matter how much effort you put into designing a virtual city, chances...
  • Some are worried that the global economic growth may run out of steam if the world’s largest growth engine, China, shifts to a lower gear.  A recent Bollywood movie, Pad Man, may offer some insight as to...
  •   Who doesn’t want to go to Japan for a vacation? All the delicious sushi and sashimi you can eat, a stay in a quaint and tidy ryokan, amazing sights, great shopping bargains: just the perfect therapy...
  • China’s envoy to Canada warned Ottawa there would be repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks, Reuters reports.  Ambassador Lu Shaye, speaking at a news conference...

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