Innovation and self-reliance keys to China’s new five-year plan

If it manages to sticks to its latest five-year plan, by 2025 China will be technologically…

KAZ team takes $900m bet on future of copper

A consortium led by KAZ Minerals chairman Oleg Novachuk and his fellow director Vladimir Kim this…

Suga and Moon sign up to 2050 carbon neutral pledge

Two days after Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide pledged to turn Japan carbon neutral by 2050, President…

Chilean Constitution to be torn up after referendum

The overwhelming support for a change to the Chilean constitution that saw 78% of registered citizens…

Biden and Xi send clean energy shares on a roll

US clean energy shares climbed at the end of last week after Democratic presidential candidate Joe…

‘Game-changing’ supercapacitor wins ICAP backing

‘Supercapacitor’ is not a word in every car buyer’s vocabulary yet but, like the catalytic convertor…

UK-Japan trade deal boost for Brexit

UK’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost probably afforded himself a smile this week as news came…

Airbnb hires Apple vet in run-up to IPO

Airbnb has hired iMac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch designer Sir Jony Ive to help create…

Ant Group all set for world’s biggest IPO

Jack Ma’s Ant Group was all set to launch the world’s largest ever stock market debut…

Green light for $20bn Australia-Singapore Power Link

Driven by a 10GW solar farm located on a cattle station half way between Alice Springs…

Jakarta pledges $5bn to Indonesian sovereign wealth fund

The authorities in Jakarta are getting set to sink just over $5bn in the new Indonesian…

US Retail Sales and the Revenge Shoppers

Yesterday, the US Commerce Department reported that US retail sales in September had significantly exceed expectations…

Philippines re-energises South China Sea dispute

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the lifting of a six-year-old  ban on oil and gas…

Foxconn launches open technology platform for EV manufacturers

Foxconn this week launched an open technology platform designed to help electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers cut…

Zoom Zapps into Zoomba

On Wednesday Zoom unveiled plans for its new third-party app integrations, dubbed ‘Zapps‘. Zoom has been…

‘Green’ ESG funds outperform S&P benchmark

Nine of the 10 largest US mutual and exchange traded ESG funds outperformed the benchmark Vanguard…

Kardashian West wades in on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Amid international appeals to end the hostilities and initiate peace talks, Kim Kardashian West, whose late…

Allegro shares surge as pandemic boosts e-commerce

Stock in Polish e-commerce specialist Allegro shot up nearly 63% during its first day of trading…

Foreign investors help Chinese shares hit $10 trillion

Chinese shares surged at the start of the week to take their combined value to over…

Renminbi surge flags long-term power shift

Despite dips in February and May, China’s renminbi currency has been generally stable over the past…

Poland fines Gazprom over Nord Stream 2

COVID-19 or no COVID-19, the controversy over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline shows no sign of…

Asian billionaires lead the way

The number of Asian billionaires is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, with a…

EV battery becomes latest weapon in US-China trade war

With the value of the EV battery market projected to reach $133.5bn by 2027, it was…

British Steel’s white knight eyes up Port Talbot

Just over six months after taking over British Steel’s Scunthorpe operations, China’s privately owned Jingye Group…