China GDP grows at slowest pace in more than four decades in 2020

BEIJING: China's GDP grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades in 2020, official data showed yesterday, but it was still expected...

What’s bitcoin really worth?

LONDON: After the latest wild ride took the poster child of cryptocurrencies above $40,000 before a stomach-churning plunge, the million dollar question won't go...

Superfast 5G in the US still a work in progress

SAN FRANCISCO: Marketing pitches in the US are bullish on superfast 5G telecom networks, but they remain more of a promise than reality. Promoters...

Bruised presidency, Capitol attack taint Trump brand

NEW YORK: Donald Trump shot to prominence with a business empire that bears his name, but after four years of political tumult capped by...

Fitch keeps UK outlook negative, debt at AA-

WASHINGTON: Fitch ratings maintained Britain's AA- debt rating and outlook at negative, but warned rising deficits, the coronavirus surge and its fraught trading relationship...

Zapping COVID: Tech sector takes aim at virus with new gadgetry

WASHINGTON: From virus-zapping drones to smart masks to disease-predicting wearables, the tech sector is showcasing ways to detect and mitigate the coronavirus outbreak. The...

Stellantis is born as Peugeot, Fiat complete merger

PARIS: The merger of France's PSA and US-Italian rival Fiat Chrysler becomes official yesterday, creating Stellantis, the world's fourth-biggest automaker by volume. The long-awaited...

German economy sees biggest blow since 2009 financial crisis

FRANKFURT: Germany's economy suffered its biggest contraction last year since the 2009 financial crash, as it was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, official...

Mobile Net: Cuba’s new revolution

HAVANA: Since arriving in Cuba just two years ago, mobile Internet has revolutionized life here - helping people find food, fuel and even medicine...

Indonesian plane crash follows years of reforms

SINGAPORE: The mystery plunge of a passenger jet into the sea is another dark chapter in Indonesia's horror aviation history, although safety standards have...

ECB’s Lagarde confident on outlook despite virus surge

FRANKFURT: European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said yesterday that she remained confident of the eurozone's recovery in 2021, despite renewed virus curbs and...

Uber, Lyft drivers challenge California ‘gig worker’ ballot

SAN FRANCISCO: Drivers for ride-share and meal delivery apps filed a lawsuit Tuesday to nullify a referendum passed by California voters that lets such...

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