European Union launches measures to protect its business interests in Iran

The measures proposed by the European Commission includes, blocking laws that ban EU firms to comply with U.S. sanctions law, not recognizing court ruling that enforce American penalties, start the legal process of working with Iran’s central bank and allowing EU banks to fund the projects of EU companies in Iran. On Friday, the European…

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association prefer FTA, low tariffs on automobiles

The move is aimed at maintaining the chinks in the well-oiled, tried and tested global automobile supply chain. U.S. demands for changes in NAFTA could significantly impact automakers and autospare makers. On Friday, an association of Japanese automakers stated, it hoped Japan’s export partners would stick to existing free trade relationships and keep tariffs on…

China’s Tianjin plans on setting up a $16 billion fund for the AI industry

By 2025, China aims to displace U.S. dominance in the artificial intelligence industry. On Thursday, China’s news agency Xinhua stated, Tianjin plans on setting up funds worth $16 billion (100 billion yuan) to support the artificial intelligence industry. By 2025, China wants to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and displace the United States…

Intel’s Mobileye signs self-driving tech deal for 8 million cars

Within 4-5 years, it will be commonplace to see on our roads autonomous cars drive alongside human-driven ones. Here’s the lowdown on how of the leading players in this industry is making that happen. An official from Mobileye, Intel’s autonomous driving unit, stated it has signed a contract to supply 8 million cars with self-driving…

Digital currencies are not yet ripe for consumer adoption: Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard

Listing out the serious challenges posed by digital currencies, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard opined blochain technology, the underlying technology that powers them, could be harnessed for facilitating and easing bank-to-bank transactions, as well as for payments in financial markets. In what is likely to be one of the Federal Reserve’s most detailed critiques of…

Cambridge Analytica under the lens of the Justice Department and the FBI

The investigating appears to focus on Cambridge Analytica’s financial dealings. As per a New Yorks Times report, the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department are investigating Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political data firm that was embroiled in a massive scandal over its handling of Facebook Inc user data. Prosecutors are wanting to question former Cambridge…