South Korea bans Initial Coin Offerings

The move mirrors similar announcements made by the U.S. and China where increased trading volumes of cryptocurrencies have sparked concerns. On Friday, South Korea’s financial regulator has stated it will ban the raising of funds through all forms of virtual currencies, including Initial Coin Offering, (ICO), in a move that mirrors China’s restriction on initial…

Tesla’s wind powered battery solution for South Australia on track for deployment by Dec. 1

South Australia’s power blackout could be history thanks to Tesla’s “Hollywood solution”. Almost a year after South Australia suffered a major blackout, it has started building the world’s biggest battery to help keep its electricity grid on and humming in what is being slated as Australia’s most wind-dependent state. With Tesla winning the bid to…

Alps And Arabian Desert Are The Places Where The Biggest Expat Salary Increases Are Found

An average of more than $193,000 is earned by expatriates moving to Switzerland which is also the home to some of the biggest private banks, commodity traders and pharmaceuticals companies. A study published by HSBC Holdings Plc shows that it is 54 percent more than if they’d stayed at home and is the highest in the…

To Counter China’s CRRC, Alstom, Siemens To Merge Rail Businesses

Creating a European champion to better withstand the international advance of China’s state-owned CRRC, German industrial group Siemens and French rival Alstom agreed to merge their rail operations. While Alstom will supply Henri Poupart-Lafarge as chief executive, helping to counter criticism that France is giving up control of another national industrial icon, Siemens will own 50 percent plus a…

Wilbur Ross Says Growth Of A Full Percentage Point In US Economy Possible By Tax Reform

If the United States government can get tax reform “right,” the country will see its gross domestic product rise by 1 percent, according to the commerce secretary. Wilbur Ross said that because it could add nearly $3 trillion in federal government revenue in the next decade, getting U.S. tax reform right is important. Ross said that the…

Apple’s devices to have Alphabet Inc’s Google has Siri’s default search engine

Google’s gain is Microsoft’s loss. Microsoft will now focus on increasing Bing’s footprint in the PC market. Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp’s CEO, said Bing, the company’s search engine, will focus on expanding its footprint in the PC market as opposed to the mobile market. The announcement comes in the wake of Microsoft losing its deal…

Bipartisan deal paves legislation for self-driving vehicles for U.S. roads

The upcoming legislation is part of a bipartisan deal that is aimed at easing the entry of self-driving vehicles on U.S. roads. Late on Wednesday, two U.S. senators disclosed that a bipartisan deal had been hammered out on legislation aimed at easing out the hurdles for getting self-driving vehicles to the market. As per Senator…