New Zealand looking at introducing Digital Service Tax

The development is in line with those of other countries who are aiming to bring large multinational companies within the ambit of their tax net. On Monday, in a significant development, New Zealand disclosed it aims to update its laws in order to tax the earnings of multinational tech companies, including Facebook, Amazon.com, Google. The…

Sony announces 1st ever share buyback worth $910 million

The move is clearly aimed at boosting shareholder returns. On Friday, Sony Corp announced its first-ever major share buyback worth $910 million (100 billion yen). With the news reaching the market, its stock recovered from a hammering from investors who were spooked over its lackluster earnings. Sony’s announcement marked Japan’s second major buyback this week:…

Audi to sink in $15.9 billion into autonomous driving, digitalization and e-mobility

Audi is taking a very systematic approach to the future of mobility. On Tuesday, Volkswagen’s Audi stated, it would sink in $15.9 billion (14 billion euros) through 2023 in autonomous driving, electric mobility and digitalization. For the next five years, Audi has projected its total expenditure to be around 40 billion euros, said the carmaker…

Elon Musk delivers on promise, Tesla’s earning beat analyst’s estimate

With wider margins, a rise in net profits, and a positive cash flow, Elon Musk has delivered on his promise. Here’s the low down on how Tesla’s Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja and Musk managed Tesla’s operations in a capital efficient manner.   In a significant development, Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered on his…