U.S. ban on Huawei could weigh on Japan’s economy: Finance Minister Taro Aso

One of the primary reasons why Japan could be impacted by the ban on Huawei is intertwined supply chains. On Friday, Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso stated, the U.S bid to block Huawei Technologies from purchasing American technology is likely to impact Japanese companies and weign on the country’s economic growth prospects. “There are Japanese…

Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro hit by cyber attack

The operations of Norsk Hydro, one of world’s biggest producers of aluminum, have been affected. On Tuesday, Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s biggest producers of aluminum, stated it was subject to a sustained cyber attack that affected its operations. The development sent its shares plummeting downwards, “IT-systems in most business areas are impacted and…

Huawei Technologies Kunpeng 920 challenges Intel’s CPUs in server market

Along with the launch of its Kunpeng 920 chipset, Huawei has launched servers which will house the Kunpeng 920 chip. Incidentally, Huawei has a long term partnership with Intel. On Monday, in a significant development, China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd launched new server chips that is aimed at reducing its imports and reliance on U.S.…

New Zealand bans usage of Huawei’s equipment for 5G network

The Government Communications Security Bureau has effectively banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s 5G equipment from New Zealand citing significant risks to national security. On Wednesday, Spark New Zealand stated, the Government Communications Security Bureau has declined its proposal to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s 5G equipment citing significant risks to national security. This decision effectively…

Amazon removes $25 free shipping hurdle for U.S. holiday shopping season

The move, is likely to significantly boost competition against Amazon’s competitors such as Walmart Inc and Target Corp. On Monday, in an effort to surge past the competition from rivals, including Walmart inc, Amazon.com stated it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for this holiday shopping season. Amazon’s U.S.-only promotion, effective from November…