U.S. industry groups push back proposed changes to U.S. export control regulations

Industry groups are pushing back proposed changes to U.S. export controls regulations which are aimed at curbing the sale of high technology chips to Chinese companies, highlighting the role played by chips in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine industry groups have urged U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to allow public comments before allowing the rules…

UK’s Volkswagen Car Owners Win First Round ‘Dieselgate’ Case Against The Company

Thousands of Volkswagen car owners of the United Kingdom apparently won the first stage of a High Court action against the German auto giant over the allegations of fitting emission cheating devices in the diesel vehicles manufactured by it. The latest court ruling came after a preliminary hearing in December in which the court was…

GSK To Invest $250 Million In Vir For Potential Possible Covid-19 Treatments

An investment of $250 million in Vir Biotechnology Inc., along with collaboration, will be made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline for the development of possible treatment for Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Following this announcement by the companies, there was a 35 per cent jump in the shares of Vir while a 1…

Tesla engineers showcase ventilator prototype on YouTube

In a video posted on Tesla’s YouTube channel, Tesla’s engineers have showcased a prototype for a ventilator. Tesla is gearing to produce thousands of ventilators to help hospitals around the country who have been overwhelmed by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. According to one of the engineers, the design relives heavily on Tesla car parts. This…

Beer Brewers Suspend Production In Mexico Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Dutch brewer Heineken has announced temporary closure of production of its beers at its seven plants in Mexico in order to comply with the containment measures for coronavirus pandemic which has caused concerns about shortage of beer in the country. Heineken’s rival in the Mexican market – Modelo, had also announced similar measures earlier. The…