EU

EV Cell Manufacturing Plants

Tata group is considering setting up plants in India and Europe to produce battery cells for electric vehicles (EV), the chief financial officer of its auto unit told Reuters in an interview. With total sales of 50,000 electric cars to date, India’s Tata Motors dominates the country’s EV market and has outlined plans to launch […]

TikTok CEO Seeks to Reassure on EU Rules

TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew on a visit to Brussels on Tuesday sought to reassure the European Union the app would respect the bloc’s increasingly stringent tech rules and commitments to privacy and child safety. The short-video app, which is owned by Chinese technology conglomerate ByteDance, has for the last three years worked to […]

India Antitrust Body

Google has told a tribunal in India that the country’s antitrust investigators copied parts of a European ruling against the U.S. firm for abusing the market dominance of its Android operating system, arguing the decision be quashed, legal papers show. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in October fined Alphabet Inc’s Google $161 million for […]

WTO Case Against China

The European Commission said on Wednesday it had requested the formation of adjudicating panels at the World Trade Organization, the next step in two trade disputes with China after failing to resolve them bilaterally. The disputes, both brought to the WTO at the beginning of the year, concern alleged Chinese restrictions on EU companies’ rights […]

Inflation Reduction Act

French President Emmanuel Macron will use a state visit to Washington this week to press European Union concerns about the United States’ huge new green energy subsidy package. While EU countries welcome the new commitment to energy transition, they fear the $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act will put their companies at an unfair disadvantage. WHY […]

European Tech

U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group has raised more than three billion euros ($3.12 billion) for a pan-European technology fund that is taking advantage of “pockets of life” in the economy, the co-heads of Carlyle Europe Technology Partners told Reuters. Focused on lower mid-market and growth technology companies across Europe, the fund, called CETP V, has […]

Twitter Answering Privacy Concerns

The lead privacy regulator for Twitter in the European Union said it was concerned about the potential impact of layoffs at the social media company on its ability to meet privacy obligations, but said it was so far getting answers to its questions. Twitter has fired top executives and enforced steep job cuts with little […]

France’s Ovhcloud Gets 200 Million Euro EIB Loan for European Investments

The European Investment Bank has granted OVHcloud a 200 million euro ($208.18 million) loan to support the French software group’s expansion in Europe, they said in a joint statement on Friday. The funding will support OVHcloud’s plan to ramp up international development by opening 15 new data centres, of which 10 will be located in […]