Boeing makes significant, undisclosed, investment in supersonic business jet developer Aerion

Boeing’s investment aims to tap growing high-end demand for air travel that slashes travel time. In a filing, Boeing Co has disclosed, it has made a significant investment in Aerion, a supersonic business jet developer. The development comes in the wake of Boeing, the world’s largest planemaker looking to tap increasing demand for high-end aircraft…

Bank of America completes its shifting from London to Dublin

With Dublin as its new European headquarters, Bank of America will operate through its branches in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich. On Monday, Bank of America stated, having received the necessary court and regulatory approvals, it has completed the shifting of its market and banking operation from London to Dublin. The…

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo the first company to get license to test self-driving cars without backup driver

The development marks a milestone in the testing of autonomous automated vehicles. In a significant development, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles stated, Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit has been awarded a permit to test driverless vehicles without a backup driver in the front seat. Waymo is the first company to receive such a permit from California’s…

Japan’s Financial Services Agency grants cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status

Following hacker attacks which left crypto exchanges shorter by millions of dollars earlier this year, Japan intends to nurture growth while ensuring strict regulatory compliance for the cryptocurrency industry. On Wednesday, Japanese watchdog Financial Services Agency (FSA) stated, it has given the country’s cryptocurrency industry a self-regulatory status. As a result Japan Virtual Currency Exchange…

Apple removes 25k apps from its App store to comply to Chinese regulations

The development underscores the strict rules companies have to comply in to operate in China with Beijing’s regulator trying to create a cyberspace with enhanced censorship policies. Apple has stated it has withdrawn lottery apps from its App Store in China midst tightening regulations and a barrage of criticism from China’s state media. According to…

Mexico to be battle ground between Uber Technologies and Didi Chuxing Technology

With China’s Didi Chuxing Technology Co, launching its operations in Mexico in April 2018, Uber is under pressure to consolidate and expand its footprint in the remaining 11 Mexican states where regulations are not exactly friendly to ride-hailing services. In a move that marks Uber Technologies’ commitments to Mexico, the ride services firm disclosed it…

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…

Thailand to issues rules surrounding cryptocurrencies by June 30, 2018

Investors and operators of digital currencies who want to do transactions with digital currencies will have to register with Thailand’s SEC, the sole authority for regulating digital assets, within 90 days. On Tuesday, Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief stated it expects to issue regulations on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO) by the end…