MAY
18

Coronavirus ´not a pandemic in Pakistan´ says top court, ordering curbs lifted

The court ordered shopping malls to be reopened if health authorities do not object

MAY
18

Facebook snaps up Giphy for $400m

Animated image platform library will be integrated into Instagram

MAY
18

China to deepen market-based interest rate reform, push property tax law

China will draw up a new round of medium- and long-term national plans for scientific development

MAY
18

EU state aid rules hinder tech bailouts, say industry groups

Trade associations in France, Germany, UK and Ireland ask Brussels for more flexibility

MAY
18

India watchdog reviewing antitrust allegations against Facebook´s WhatsApp - sources

The CCI can order its investigations arm to conduct a wider probe into the allegation

MAY
18

U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers as China eyes retaliation

The Commerce Department’s rule, effective Friday but with a 120-day grace period

MAY
15

Roberto Azevêdo quits as WTO chief a year early

Brazilian who has been director-general since 2013 says under-fire organisation is indispensible

MAY
15

Former prosecutors oppose government bill that selectively postpones retirement: Japan

The bill will allow raising of the attorney general’s retirement age, currently set at 65, to 68 at most with Cabinet approval.

MAY
15

France Parliament passes controversial law fining websites that host hate speech

Some critics believe that this law grants the French government too much power in censoring free speech online.

MAY
15

UK told to pay EU´s costs after being sued over City tax breaks

UK ‘breached directive’ when it failed to inform EU of zero-rate of VAT given to commodities traders

MAY
15

Democrats introduce bill to protect health data used for tracing the coronavirus: US

The protections could make contact tracing systems more effective if they convince more Americans that it’s safe to have their data tracked for public health purposes.

MAY
14

UK watchdog says pandemic relief measures in insurance to start May 18

The measures, which include deferring premiums for up to three months

MAY
14

U.S. appeals court rejects Trump bid to escape ´emoluments´ lawsuit

The case will now return to a judge in Maryland, who has consistently ruled against Trump on preliminary legal questions, for further proceedings

MAY
14

U.S. Senate blocks bid to curb surveillance of Americans´ internet habits

The Senate moved toward a reauthorization of divisive surveillance tools.

MAY
14

TikTok accused of breaching US child privacy regulations

Advocacy groups claim viral video app breached terms of previous settlement with FTC

MAY
14

China’s record Brazil soyabean imports impede US trade target

Beijing faces ‘Herculean’ effort to meet phase one trade goals with Washington

MAY
14

EU starts legal actions against Luxembourg over money laundering, tax avoidance

EU legal actions could lead to fines if member states do not apply common legislation.

MAY
13

U.S. attorneys seek Amazon data on coronavirus-linked worker deaths, infections

In a letter, the officials asked for a state-by-state breakdown of the number of Amazon workers

MAY
13

Facebook agrees $52m settlement with US content moderators

Lawsuit claimed workers not given adequate protection against ‘severe psychological injuries’

MAY
13

EU opens legal cases against countries over travel refunds

Commission executive vice-president Margrethe Vestager told a news conference on Wednesday that travel firms, including airlines

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