Category Archives: Production

Britain’s Huawei Ban Resets Relations With China

British officials are bracing for fierce Chinese government reaction and possible retaliation to Britain’s decision Tuesday to block Chinese tech giant Huawei from playing any role in the development of Britain’s next generation 5G phone network. Britain’s culture minister, Oliver Dowden, told the House of Commons of the decision to banish Huawei from the network,

Britain Bans China’s Huawei from New 5G Network

The British government has banned China’s Huawei telecommunications equipment company from playing a limited role in Britain’s new high-speed mobile phone network. Britain’s Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said the country’s telecommunications operators have until 2027 to remove Huawei’s equipment that is currently used in Britain’s 5G network. Britain’s decision could have wide-ranging implications for relations

Small Businesses Worldwide Fight for Survival Amid Pandemic

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced Shekhar to shut down his business — a narrow, second-floor shop racked with vibrantly colored saris, on a block in New York’s Jackson Heights neighborhood once thronged with South Asian immigrant

Project Ubin’s Fifth and Final Phase highlights commercial potential, paving way towards live adoption

Singapore, 13 July 2020… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Temasek today jointly released a report to mark the successful conclusion of the fifth [1] and final phase of Project Ubin. provides technical insights into the blockchain-based multi-currency payments network prototype that was built and describes how the network could benefit the financial industry and blockchain

Indonesia expects to increase rice stockpile to 22 mln tons this year

Indonesia estimated that its rice stockpile would be over 22 million tons by this year and would not import the staple food, officials said on Thursday. The upbeat expectation came amid a threat of global food shortage caused by a long drought amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Indonesia to slash coal outputs to bolster prices

Indonesian coal producers plan to cut coal outputs in the hope of bolstering prices, an association has said. The move came as the global economic fallout fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic has depressed demands and weakened prices of the commodity. Pandu Patria Sjahrir, head of the Indonesian Coal Mining Association, said the producers plan to

Thai PM calls on economic team to reboot economy after COVID-19 outbreak

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday that he had held meetings with his economic team to discuss the state of Thailand’s economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to find ways to reboot the country. “We need to quickly seek measures in assisting the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and promote