China aims to use EU-China Investment Treaty as a vehicle to play catch up with European technological ingenuity

While Beijing wants to benefit from European technology in biopharmaceuticals, robotics and upgrade its industry it routinely uses its national security concerns and cyber security regulations to erect trade barriers. Ahead of the EU-China Investment Treaty, a top European business lobby in China has urged Beijing to “walk the talk” on free trade and globalization.…

Japan seeks to commercialise drone deliveries and self-driving trucks by 2020 and 2022, respectively

The strategy document is an eye opener for companies who want to invest in Japan. On June 9, Japan aims to finalise policies regarding the drone deliveries in the country from 2020 as well as commercialisation of self-driving trucks by 2022, as per two sources familiar with the matter at hand. The move could inject…

Western Digital likely to join Japanese government consortium for Toshiba’s chip unit

While Western Digital’s earlier stance may have resulted in increased litigation costs whereas its current stance is likely to give it access, in the form of a minority stakeholder, in Toshiba’s chip business. As per two sources familiar with the matter at hand, Western Digital Corp is likely to join a consortium of Japanese government…