Denmark imposes lockdown restrictions in bid to curb spread of coronavirus variant

Denmark imposed new lockdown measures on Tuesday aimed at curbing the rapid spread of a new coronavirus variant that is believed to be more transmissible, the country’s prime minister said. Danish health authorities said they expected the new virus variant, first detected in Britain, to be the dominant one in Denmark by mid-February. “The mutation… Read More Denmark imposes lockdown restrictions in bid to curb spread of coronavirus variant

U.S. slams fresh sanctions on Chinese and Iranian companies

The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Chinese company that makes elements for steel production, 12 Iranian steel and metals makers and three foreign-based sales agents of a major Iranian metals and mining holding company, seeking to deprive Iran of revenues as U.S. President Donald Trump’s term winds down. In a statement, the U.S. Treasury… Read More U.S. slams fresh sanctions on Chinese and Iranian companies

IBM appoints former U.S. presidential adviser Gary Cohn as vice chairman

Gary Cohn, the former economic adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump and ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc president, has been named as vice chairman of International Business Machines, the technology giant said on Tuesday. He will be part of IBM’s executive leadership team and will work in the areas of business development, client services, public advocacy… Read More IBM appoints former U.S. presidential adviser Gary Cohn as vice chairman

Israeli officer fatally shoots alleged Palestinian assailant in West Bank

An Israeli security officer shot a Palestinian who threw a knife towards him in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israel’s military said, and Palestinian officials said the man had been killed. The incident occurred at a road junction situated near a cluster of Israeli settlements southwest of the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, the military… Read More Israeli officer fatally shoots alleged Palestinian assailant in West Bank

Gojek, Tokopedia hold talks to finalise $18billion merger deal

Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek and e-commerce leader Tokopedia are in advanced talks to seal a $18 billion merger ahead of a potential dual listing in Jakarta and the United States, people with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. A deal, which would be the biggest yet for Indonesia, could transform the landscape… Read More Gojek, Tokopedia hold talks to finalise $18billion merger deal

Qualcomm names Cristiano Amon as its new chief executive officer

Qualcomm Inc said on Tuesday it had named its President Cristiano Amon as chief executive, replacing Steven Mollenkopf. Amon has in recent years overseen the company’s chip division, which supplies processors to most of the Android phone ecosystem and modem chips that help both Android devices and Apple Inc’s iPhones connect to wireless data networks.… Read More Qualcomm names Cristiano Amon as its new chief executive officer