Japan’s First Passenger Jet Project Stalled Due To Pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has hit the global aviation industry the hardest with demand for air travel past historic lows. Airlines are struggling to cope up with the decline in air travel which in turn has affected the other industries in the aviation sector. A reflection of this as seen in Japan where the plans…

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New Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against McDonald’s By Its Black Franchisees

Black franchise owners of McDonald’s accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for steering them to underperforming stores and filed a lawsuit that could potentially run into billions of dollars. The law firm representing 52 Black former franchisees who filed a similar lawsuit on August 31 filed the proposed class action and it as led…

Shipping industry making strides towards green hydrogen to meet UN carbon emission goals

In a significant development, for the very first time, developers across the globe are testing the usage of hydrogen to power ships. The development comes as the maritime industry races to find technologies to slash carbon emissions; there is also a growing confidence that LNG can be used safely commercially. The United Nations has set…

Dividends Increased By Shell After It Beat Forecasts For Third Quarter

Even though the energy company warned of “significant uncertainty” because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, its dividend was increased by Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday after the company easily beat third quarter profit forecasts. After having cut its dividend in April – which was the first time that the Anglo-Dutch company had done so since…

Chipmaker UMC pleads guilty to trade secret theft, China’s bid to steal propriety chip designs unravelled

In a significant development United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) stated, it has pleaded guilty to trade secret theft in the United States, and will be paying a fine of $60 million and will cooperate with the prosecution of China’s Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd. Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had indicted…