Toyota acquires US map and driverless data provider Carmera

On Thursday Toyota Motor Corp’s research arm said, it had acquired US based map and driverless vehicles data provider Carmera. The acquisition underscores Toyota’s push to bulk up its self-driving arsenal as traditional automakers compete with tech giants in the emerging autonomous vehicles sector. The acquisition will provide Toyota access to real-time, high-definition maps and crowdsourced…

Chip shortage likely to impact nearly 1M vehicle production during Q1: IHS Markit

In a significant development, data firm IHS Markit stated, the shortage of chips in the auto semiconductor sector is likely to impact around 1 million units of global light vehicle production during the first quarter. The announcement sees a major jump from its previous forecast. On February 3, in a report HIS Markit had stated,…

Samsung Electronics breaks ground for 6th domestic contract chip manufacturing facility

On Thursday, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd stated, it has broken ground for its sixth domestic contract chip production line which will produce logic chips. The development comes in the wake of Samsung’s efforts to reduce its reliance on the volatile memory chip sector. With this move, Samsung will be taking on bigger rival Taiwan Semiconductor…

Singapore liberalizing its banking sector, receives 21 applications for digital bank licenses

On Tuesday, Singapore’s central bank stated, it has received 21 applications for digital bank licenses which includes 7 licenses for retail banking while the balance is for wholesale bank licenses. The development marks Singapore’s biggest liberalization of its banking sector in two decades as it pushes to bring about online-only banks which will have lower…

Hong Kong’s banking regulators along with several banks to launch blockchain-based trading platform

In a landmark development that is aimed at streamlining, boosting efficiency and which introduces next-gen technology in the financial services sector, for the first time a government-led efforts along with players from the financial sector industry are collaborating to launch a blockchain-based trade and finance platform. The banking industry is known for its insistence on…

China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd warns U.S.-China trade war will impacts its entry into U.S market

The Chinese automakers stated if the U.S. were to impose stiff penalties on Chinese vehicle exports, its planned entry into the U.S. market by 2019 will be significantly affected. On Wednesday, China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd stated the brewing trade conflict between China and the United States, especially if stiff tariffs were imposed, its…

Britain’s financial services likely to gain access to EU’s market: John Phillip Glen

The EU has indicated that Britain is likely to gain access to its single market bloc following the transitional deal hammered out by negotiators from both sides. On Monday, Britain’s John Phillip Glen, stated that the European Union has indicated that it is willing to provide some form of access to Britain’s financial sector after…