Mexico City plastic ban poses challenge for virus-hit firms

MEXICO CITY: Mexico's ban on single-use plastic in its capital, one of the world's most populous metropolises, has delighted environmentalists but dismayed some businesses...

Conservative social network Parler sues Amazon over web shutdown

NEW YORK: The social platform Parler sued Amazon on Monday after the tech giant's web division forced the conservative-favored network offline for failing to...

Sri Lanka pleads for debt rollover as economy falters

COLOMBO: Recession-hit Sri Lanka appealed yesterday for international investors to roll over bonds maturing this year, a further indication of the island nation's dire...

Corporate America looks to penalize Trump, Republicans

NEW YORK: In his final days in office, the biggest names in American business are dumping President Donald Trump over accusations that he incited...

Digital health in spotlight as virus shifts tech show focus

WASHINGTON: Digital health care is in the spotlight at the tech industry's big event this week amid a pandemic that has highlighted the importance...

How Aussie doctor’s at-home COVID test won US approval

BRISBANE: An Australian doctor who began inventing virus detection tools as a "hobby" is now helming a mammoth effort to ship the first non-prescription...

Stocks struggle after bumper week, bitcoin plunges

LONDON: Equities mostly dropped yesterday after last week's strong showing, while bitcoin plunged 20 percent as volatile trading returned to markets. The dollar climbed,...

Major CES gadget show turns to tech for virtual salvation

SAN FRANCISCO: The Consumer Electronics Show known for crowds, sensory-overload, and deal-making is relying on technology it has long hawked to put pizzazz into...

Brexit deal’s ‘rules of origin’ spark trade confusion

LONDON: Many British businesses are swiftly discovering that they must now pay duties on exports bound for the European Union, despite the breakthrough Brexit...

German car sales, output posts historic slump

FRANKFURT: Germany's key car market plunged in 2020 to its lowest levels since reunification, data showed Saturday, with output and sales down dramatically due...

Bitcoin soars past $40,000 for first time

LONDON: The price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin soared past $40,000 for the first time on Thursday, rising $10,000 in just five days. The price...

Survey shows home-working to quintuple in Britain by 2025

LONDON: Working from home in Britain is expected to quintuple by 2025, intensifying a trend turbo-charged during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study...

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22nd January