Taiwan security officials want Foxconn to drop stake in Chinese chipmaker – FT

Taiwan‘s national security officials want to persuade Apple Inc’s supplier Foxconn to unwind an $800 million investment in Chinese chipmaker Tsinghua Unigroup, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The deal will definitely not go through, the report said, citing a senior Taiwanese government official involved in national security issues. Taiwan, the world’s largest contract electronics […]

Taiwan security officials want Foxconn to drop stake in Chinese chipmaker – FT

Taiwan‘s national security officials want to persuade Apple Inc’s supplier Foxconn to unwind an $800 million investment in Chinese chipmaker Tsinghua Unigroup, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The deal will definitely not go through, the report said, citing a senior Taiwanese government official involved in national security issues. Taiwan, the world’s largest contract electronics […]

Ukraine suggests partisans behind blasts at Russian airbase in Crimea

REUTERS A senior Ukrainian official suggested a series of explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea could have been the work of partisan saboteurs, as Kyiv denied any responsibility for the incident deep inside Russian-occupied territory. The adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also suggested Russian incompetence as a possible cause of Tuesday’s blasts. They […]

Ukraine suggests partisans behind blasts at Russian airbase in Crimea

REUTERS A senior Ukrainian official suggested a series of explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea could have been the work of partisan saboteurs, as Kyiv denied any responsibility for the incident deep inside Russian-occupied territory. The adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also suggested Russian incompetence as a possible cause of Tuesday’s blasts. They […]

Democrats, Republicans sponsor bill to give thousands of Afghans path to citizenship

STOCK PHOTO | Image by Ally Thomas from Pixabay WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both houses of U.S. Congress to establish a path to American citizenship for thousands of Afghan evacuees admitted to the United States on temporary immigration status, the sponsors announced on Tuesday. The bill also would […]

Former Twitter employee is convicted in Saudi spy case

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – A former Twitter Inc. manager accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was convicted on Tuesday on six criminal counts, including acting as an agent for the country and trying to disguise a payment from an official tied to Saudi‘s royal family. Ahmad Abouammo, a dual US-Lebanese citizen who at Twitter helped […]

Colombia has detected $20 bln likely tied to money laundering -official

STOCK PHOTO | Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay BOGOTA – Colombia‘s financial crimes unit, intensifying efforts to catch fraud, has detected some $20 billion in financial operations potentially tied to money laundering over the last 3-1/2 years, the unit’s director said. The figure is equivalent to more than 6% of Colombia‘s annual gross domestic product. […]

Meralco empowers corporate customers to utilize automatic payment with partner banks

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) urges customers to utilize automatic payment schemes when settling their electricity bills as part of its efforts to push for their safety and convenience, while promoting ease in doing business. Through a webinar held on July 20, Meralco provided an avenue where corporate customers and Meralco’s bank partners were able […]

PayMaya Enterprise is now Maya Business

Making Big Moves Toward the Digital Transformation of Enterprises: Maya, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) join forces to accelerate the digital transformation of businesses across the country. In this photo, during the Maya Business Launch event, are (L to R): PayMaya Philippines Group President and Maya Co-Founder Shailesh Baidwan, DTI Assistant […]

SM’s strong retail growth boosts consumer outlook

Bringing back the fun in dining while safe distancing, SM Supermalls transformed its event centers, atriums, and open-air parks into designated dining spaces where customers can order from their favorite restaurants and dine in cathedral-height spaces, decorated in fun themes that are unique per mall. “We have observed strong recovery in mall traffic driven by […]