Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Business

Bitcoin price drops more than $1,000 in Asian trade

HONG KONG/ TOKYO: Bitcoin hiccoughed in Asian trading on Thursday to at one point stand more than 6% down on the day after failing to make record highs. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known crypto-currency, was last trading around $17,700, having lost more than $1,000 since its previous close. “With ...

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Britain offers support to mitigate socio-economic impact of COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The British High Commissioner, Christian Turner, offered to provide all possible help from the British government for the people of Pakistan in mitigating the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The ambassador extended this offer during a call on meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue. Dr. ...

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Airline body IATA develops mobile apps for COVID-era travel

PARIS: Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers to navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments, it said on Monday. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents many of the world’s major airlines, plans ...

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UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law

LONDON: Telecom companies in Britain face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed in Parliament on Tuesday that is aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China’s Huawei. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill tightens security requirements for new high speed 5G wireless ...

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Sterling pushed up by weaker US dollar, hopes of Brexit deal

LONDON: Sterling traded at a one-week high on Wednesday, helped by a weaker US dollar and by hopes that Britain will forge a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union in time for its departure from the customs union and single market in January. Those hopes have been fed by ...

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Frankfurt cancels Christmas market over virus spike

BERLIN: The German city of Frankfurt has become the latest to cancel its traditional Christmas market as the nation struggles to halt an alarming rise in coronavirus infections. “Frankfurt is pulling the corona emergency brake,” the bestselling Bild daily wrote after city officials made the decision in emergency talks. The ...

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Amazon refuses to appear before Indian parliamentary panel on data privacy

NEW DELHI: Representatives of Amazon.com Inc in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country’s privacy bill, an Indian lawmaker said, an allegation the U.S. commerce giant said was a result of a misunderstanding. Meenakshi Lekhi, head of a parliamentary panel which is reviewing the Indian ...

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WhatsApp to offer in-app purchases, cloud services

LONDON: Facebook Inc said its WhatsApp messaging app would start to offer in-app purchases and hosting services, as it moves to boost revenue from the app while knitting together e-commerce infrastructure across the company. The world’s biggest social media company has been trying to boost sales from higher-growth units such ...

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Engineers print wearable sensors directly on skin

BEIJING: An international team of researchers developed a novel technique to produce precise, high-performing biometric sensors. Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by ...

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Kendall Jenner models for Givenchy’s new collection

LONDON: She joined Kaia Gerber, Laura Dern and Barbie Ferreira from the A-list campaign. And Kendall Jenner shared more shots modeling a sheer gown from Givenchy’s latest collection to Instagram. The 24 year old used a simple stool prop in the photos posted as she posed in the glamorous gown in an ...

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