Google-backed Deliv breaks off grocery partnership deal with Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is in the process of fixing the issues due to which it had to cut its ties with the logistics firm. In a significant development that marks a setback against Wal-Mart’s efforts to fight Amazon.com in the groceries segment, logistics firm Deliv and Walmart Inc have discontinued their same-day grocery delivery partnership. In 2018,…

Qualcomm sees prospects of acquiring NXP as being closed

Qualcomm, the biggest smartphone chipmaker, fell victim to the U.S.-China trade war after it failed to gain approval from Chinese regulators in its $44 billion deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors. On Monday, U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc stated, it considers the prospects of acquiring NXP Semiconductors as closed. “While we were grateful to learn of…

Nokia signs $2.3 billion deal with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom

The development comes midst efforts by China to merge two of the nation’s top wireless carriers to speed up the development of 5G mobile services. 5G will play a strategic and significant role in the coming years. On Wednesday, Finland’s mobile telecom network maker Nokia stated, it has signed a $2.3 billion (2 billion euros)…

ASEAN nations likely to sign cybersecurity deal with Russia

A draft agreement is being circulated among foreign ministers on the area of cybersecurity, the details of which is likely to be published this coming Saturday. Following high-profile hacking attacks in Southeast Asia, nations in the region are hoping to enter into joint agreements on cybersecurity with Russia. The draft agreement, which aims to formalize…

Grab-Uber deal has reduced competition in Singapore: antitrust regulator

Singapore’s antitrust regulator, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has threatened Uber Technologies and Grab that it could potentially unwind their deal unless its proposed remedies, or any further remedies, have sufficiently been able to address competition concerns and are practically implementable. On Thursday, in a blow to the Grab-Uber deal, Singapore’s antitrust…

Italian MNC Enel acquires 21% stake in Ufinet International for $175 million

The deal will enable Enel to expand its fibre optic operations to market overseas. On Monday, Europe’s biggest utility Enel stated, it has agreed to acquire a 21% stake in Ufinet International, a Latin American fiber company, for $175 million (150 million euros). The deal includes an option to buy the remaining shares from owner…