Investments in Renewable Energies Must Quadruple to Meet Climate Target -Irena

Global investments in energy transition technologies must more than quadruple annually to stay in line with commitments made under the Paris climate accord, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Tuesday. Investments in renewable energy technologies reached a record of $1.3 trillion last year but that figure must rise to around $5 trillion annually […]

Network Fee Not the Fix for European Telecoms Financial Problems, Meta Says

Meta Platforms on Thursday voiced its strongest criticism to date of a push by EU telecoms operators to get Big Tech to foot additional network costs, saying this would not solve their financial problems and also ignores tech companies’ hefty investments. Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia and other operators have lobbied for two decades […]

US Trade Chief Tai Says Open to Discussions with China

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Thursday that she is open to trade conversations with Chinese officials, but the Biden administration would defend U.S. interests and was focused on investments to compete more effectively with China. In prepared testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Tai said that U.S. legislation to enable investments in […]

Buoyant Zara Owner Inditex Invests in Tech and U.S. Expansion

Zara owner Inditex’s spring-summer 2023 collection has flown off the shelves over the past six weeks, the fast-fashion retailer said on Wednesday, in a sign that sales are keeping pace after a strong 2022. Inditex has extended its lead over Swedish rival H&M, in part thanks to a less price-sensitive customer base. As the cost […]

US Prepares New Rules on Investment in Technology Abroad - WSJ

The Treasury Department is preparing a new program that could prohibit U.S. investment in certain sectors of adversarial nations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday citing copies of reports provided to lawmakers on Capitol Hill viewed by the newspaper. The Biden administration’s work on the new rules would in practice largely deal with U.S. […]

Airbus Criticizes US Inflation Reduction Act for Challenging European Aerospace Firms

The head of European planemaker Airbus criticized the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act on Tuesday, saying the law could make it more difficult for the European Union to accelerate its own decarbonization efforts. Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said the law, which boosts U.S. investment in renewable energy products, “is destabilizing the level playing field” between […]

China Says It Sees the Potential of ChatGPT-Like Technology

China’s Ministry of Science and Technology said on Friday said it saw the potential of ChatGPT-like tech and would be pushing for the integration of artificial intelligence into Chinese society and the economy. “(This technology) has the potential to be applied in many industries and fields,” Chen Jiachang, who heads the ministry’s high-tech department, told […]

Analysis - Why China's Reopening Isn't Inflationary

The world’s biggest factory and most populous nation has opened for business after three years, leading to a surge in demand as well as concerns it will add to global inflationary pressures. But economists say investors need not worry too much. China’s swift dismantling of a zero-COVID policy has come as global central banks are […]