Global Third Quarter M&A At 3-Yr Low Over U.S.-China Trade War Worries

There has been a drop of 16 per cent year on year in the third quarter in the global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities. According to Refinitiv data this is the lowest level of such activity since 2016 because of increasing uncertainty in geopolitical and economic circumstances which had reduced the intention of companies to…

China’s WeChat Pay And Alipay To Be Integrated Into Digital Platform By Kenya’s Barclays Bank

Plans of integrating China’s WeChat Pay and Alipay into its virtual banking platform is being drawn up by Barclays Bank of Kenya,said Andrew Mwithiga, head of virtual banking at the Barclays Bank of Kenya. There is need for the development of seamless channels of payments so that it is possible for users to make payments…

McDonald’s To Move Into Plant-Based Burger Segment On An Experimental Basis

McDonald’s has ultimately decided to enter into the plant-based burger segment. By the end of the current month, PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger will be set up for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in south-western Ontario, United States, by the company, McDonald’s has said. The burger chain would be using plant based…

Juul Announces Stopping All Ads Of Vaping Devices After CEO Ouster

The e-cigarette company Juul is facing a stiff challenge in terms of threats of much greater federal regulations over the industry as there is a  growing number of vaping-related deaths in the United States which has forced the ouster of the company’s CEO. Following the exit of the Juul CEO Kevin Burns, he was replaced…

Ocean “Heatwaves’ Due To Ocean Warming Threatening Fishing: UN Report

Marine “heatwaves” are being caused and rise of sea levels is being accelerated threatening the coastal fishing based economies because of the alarming pace at which the surface temperature of the oceans of the world is rising due to global warming, warned a fresh report published by the United Nations. The report said that heat…

New Mac Pro Desktops To Be Made Completely In US Plant, Says Apple

Following a “a federal product exclusion” from the United States government for some of the components and equipment of its next generation of Mac Pro desktop computers, US tech giant Apple Inc has announced that this computer would be manufactured in the US – at a plant Austin, Texas state of the country. Despite the…