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Creative Destruction: A High-Risk Idea That Nobody Wants to Test
The U.S. is usually better than Europe at reshaping its economy after recessions, partly because it’s easier for American entrepreneurs to streamline their business by firing wo...
5th corruption case agaisnt Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: His mother, brother and wife were paid "to speak at WE Charity events", after WE award of government contract worth £531 million
Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's family were paid a total of nearly $300,000 over the last four years to speak at WE Charity events just after Justin Trudeau awarded ...
Qantas Pulls International Flights Through 2021
Qantas seems to be taking one of the most aggressive approaches when it comes to cancelling future international flights, which I can’t blame the airline for, given Australia’s ...
China’s Banking Watchdog Warns of Sharp Rebound in Bad Loans
China may face a sharp rebound in non-performing loans after virus-relief incentives delayed the reflection of risk exposure on the balance sheet of lenders.
China's American virus: China Starts Taxing Its Citizens for Global Income
China has started tracking down some of its citizens living abroad to collect taxes, surprising expatriates who never had to pay levies back home on overseas income. Americanizi...
Will virtual-reality gyms let us work out in the pandemic?
Put on a headset and fight your way to fitness: a VR gym marries gaming to exercise
LinkedIn sued for spying on Apple users using device apps
Developers, testers of Apple’s most recent mobile operating system found LinkedIn’s application was secretly reading users’ data. ‘LinkedIn has not only been spying on its users...
Amazon Said Its Memo Forcing Employees To Delete The TikTok App Was An "Error"
Citing "security risks," the company had said TikTok must be deleted for Amazon employees to access their work email accounts.
The race to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO) begins. Picking a winner could get messy
On July 8th the window for members to nominate the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) closed. Over the next few months members will try to pick between ...
The tech cold war is hotting up TikTok and the Sino-American tech split
Over the past few years countless predictions have been made that the global technology industry will suffer a painful rupture because of tensions between America and China. Rea...
What is Signal (WhatsApp secure-alternative), and why is it suddenly popular in Hong Kong?
The messaging app saw a surge in downloads after a new national security law came into force. End-to-end encryption is a key feature of the privacy-conscious app
TikTok has officially pulled out of Hong Kong, but you can still use it if you try
TikTok vanished from Hong Kong app stores following the new national security law that could require tech companies to hand over user data. The app now blocks users based on a p...
Another Indian tool to detect Chinese apps gets removed from Google Play
Chinese App Detector racked up more than 500,000 Android installs before Google takedown. Google previously banned another app designed to remove Chinese apps from smartphones
Li Ka-shing’s US$1.2 billion scheme to build 3,500 homes on former royal dockyard site in London gets green light after 15 years
CK Asset’s US$1.26 billion Convoys Wharf project in Deptford, southeast London which will comprise houses, hotels, shops and restaurants. The company has been embroiled in plann...
UK economy to slump over 10%, debts to surge: Moody's
Britain will suffer the sharpest peak-to-trough economic slump of any major economy this year, rating agency Moody's warned on Friday, and the coronavirus crisis will push up na...
EasyJet 'using sickness record to decide job cuts'
EasyJet has been accused of intending to use pilots' sickness records when drawing up plans for over 700 job cuts.
How Twitter Evolved From Startup To President Trump’s Megaphone
Twitter was born in 2006 out of the remnants of a failed San Francisco Internet radio startup. Since then, it’s become a megaphone for the president, a tool for social change an...
The fatal mistakes which led to lockdown
Over the past few weeks, my sense of the surreal has been increasing. At a time when rational interpretation of the Covid data indicates that we should be getting back to normal...
Trump says he's no longer considering phase-two trade agreement with China
He noted that the coronavirus pandemic has severely damaged the countries' relationship.
Biden's big economic plan plays it down the middle for Democrats
It's seemingly designed to not freak out centrists and not piss off progressives.
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