Malaysia’s competition regulator to decide on Grab on Thursday

Malaysia’s competition regulator to decide on Grab on Thursday

Malaysia’s Competition Commission (MyCC) said it will announce its decision on Thursday after investigating whether ride–hailing firm Grab is anti-competitive. The regulator said last year it would...
India May Relax FDI Rules for Neighbouring Nations, Including China

India May Relax FDI Rules for Neighbouring Nations, Including China

India is considering a plan to allow up to 26% foreign direct investment from countries with which it shares a land border, including China,...
Govt Launches Faceless E-Assessment For Income Tax Check

Govt Launches Faceless E-Assessment For Income Tax Check

The income tax department on Monday (October 7) launched its faceless e-assessment scheme for taxpayers. Under the scheme, there would be no physical interface...
Israeli Government Agencies Invest More Than  Million in Alternative Energy R&D

Israeli Government Agencies Invest More Than $3 Million in Alternative Energy...

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and the Israel Ministry of Energy are publishing two joint calls for proposals to fund energy-related projects. The calls,...
Indian Govt Caps Uber, Ola Surge Pricing; Issues Fresh Guidelines

Indian Govt Caps Uber, Ola Surge Pricing; Issues Fresh Guidelines

App cab operators, including Uber and Ola, must adhere to new fare caps and price floors, levy cancellation charges and ensure driver welfare, under...
How African governments can help tech startups grow

How African governments can help tech startups grow

Go to any African tech conference and the standard refrain when entrepreneurs are asked what governments can do help succeed to help is “Move...
David T. Sweanor J.D.

How Regulation and Science Can Combat the Cigarette Epidemic:

Risk proportionate tobacco regulation and the science to support it The 3rd annual Tobacco Harm Reduction Summit 2020 (largest in the world) saw global scientists...
PBOC boosts financing for small firms

PBOC boosts financing for small firms

  China's central bank has lifted its re-lending quota by 50 billion yuan ($7.25 billion) to boost financial support for small and private businesses and...
US Approves Delisting Bill Targeting Chinese Companies

US Approves Delisting Bill Targeting Chinese Companies

The House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that threatens to delist Chinese companies, including e-commerce giants Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), JD.com (NASDAQ:...

China Japan Korea – ASEAN Bank Alliance Was Set up in...

China Japan Korea—ASEN Bank Alliance was set up in Thailand. The set up ceremony was co-hosted by the chair banks of the Alliance—Kasikorn Bank...
Professor Charmaine Gauci, Superintendent of Public Health within the Ministry for Health, Malta

Tobacco Harm Reduction as a Public Health Policy tool globally

The largest tobacco harm reduction summit has concluded from Athens, Greece. The 3rd Scientific Summit on Tobacco Harm Reduction: Novel products, Research & Policy...
Kenyan taskforce calls for state to regulate AI and blockchain

Kenyan taskforce calls for state to regulate AI and blockchain

  A Kenyan task team has called for the country’s government to invest in blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure and skills — and to...