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China’s Geely and Mercedes Benz launch $780M joint venture to produce EV under same brand

On Wednesday, Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd stated, they would each invest $388.77 million (2.7 billion yuan) in a China-based venture to build “premium and intelligent electrified” vehicles under the smart brand. The 50:50 joint venture has already got regulatory approval and will be based in the Chinese coastal city of Ningbo,…

Czechoslovakia will follow Germany’s approach vis-a-vis Huawei

Much like the issues highlighted by the United States, Czech cyber security watchdog NUKIB has also warned of potential risks of allowing Huawei to build the backbone of the country’s communication network. On Thursday, Czechoslovakia’s industry minister was quoted as saying, it will follow the approach of Germany and other neighboring countries in addressing issues…

Germany to allow Huawei to bid for developing 5G network

New rules drafted for Germany allows a level playing field for all telecom equipment vendors. On Monday, in a significant development, Germany has finalized rules to build its 5G mobile networks which does not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies. German government officials have confirmed that Germany’s security catalogue foresaw an evaluation of technical and other criteria…

Wirecard sees transaction volumes jump to $889.22 billion plus in 2025

The German payment firm has hiked its revenue potential by 2 billion in 2025. On Tuesday, German payments firm Wirecard stated, it was increasing its 2025 targets for transaction volume, revenue and EBITDA thanks to organic growth drivers and partnerships. With the news reaching the market its shares by 2.2% in premarket trading. Wirecard, which…

Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia could be factory site for Tesla’s Gigafactory

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, is a leading destination for Tesla’s Gigafactory in the EU. According to a report from German news daily Rheinische Post citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, U.S. electric carmaker Tesla is scouting for a location for a factory in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). According…