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China is using Huawei to drive a wedge in the UK-U.S. special relationship: senator

LONDON (Reuters) - China is using telecoms giant Huawei to try to drive a wedge between Britain and the United States, Republican senator Tom Cotton told British lawmakers on Tuesday. Read More


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U.S. launches trade probe into digital taxes, plowing ground for new tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Tuesday it was launching a "Section 301" investigation into digital services taxes adopted or under consideration by a number of U.S. trading partners - a move that could lead to new punitive tariffs. More »


Spain says digital tax won't discriminate against countries as U.S. ups ante

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's plans to tax tech companies' revenues does not discriminate against any country, a government source told Reuters on Tuesday after the United States opened a probe into such taxes or proposals by its various trading partners. More »


Combat 5G COVID-19 fake news, urges Europe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union (EU) nations banking on 5G to boost economic growth are eager to tackle conspiracy theories linking the wireless technology to the spread of the novel coronavirus that have seen masts torched in several places. More »


EU seeks feedback on new antitrust power to investigate companies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are seeking feedback about a possible new power to investigate businesses and demand changes even when no competition rules have been broken, in a move aimed at stopping companies from abusing their dominance. More »


Geely's Polestar plans China showroom expansion to compete with Tesla: sources

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Polestar, the premium electric vehicle maker owned by China's Geely, plans a big expansion of its showroom network in the mainland, sources said, as it prepares for delivery of cars to compete with Tesla Inc's locally made Model 3. More »


India launches $6.7 billion plan to boost electronics manufacturing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched a $6.65 billion plan on Tuesday to boost electronics manufacturing, saying it would start by offering five global smartphone makers incentives to establish or expand domestic production. More »


TietoEVRY, IBM drop arbitration cases, revamp co-operation deal

(Reuters) - Nordic IT services house TietoEVRY said on Tuesday it had signed a new deal with IBM changing the scope and operating model of their co-operation and the companies dropping arbitration cases against each other. More »


Chinese telecom firms urge FCC not to block U.S. operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pacific Networks Corp and its wholly owned subsidiary ComNet (USA) LLC on Monday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to shut down its U.S. operations. More »


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