Tag Archives: China

Methane emissions surged by a record amount in 2021, NOAA says

A broken oil well pipeline gauge near Depew, Oklahoma J Pat Carter/Getty Images Global emissions of methane, the second-biggest contributor to human-caused climate change after carbon dioxide, surged by a record amount in 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday. Methane, a key component of natural gas, …

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Tencent shuts down rival to Amazon Twitch after China blocks key merger

Tencent attempted to create a gaming live streaming giant through the merger of Huya and DouYu, two companies it has a significant stake in. But regulators in China shut the deal down in 2021. Months later, Tencent is shutting down its own game live streaming service Penguin E-Sports. Feature China …

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Smartphone sales could drop in Q2, analysts say

China’s smartphone market could decline in the second quarter as the country experiences a resurgence of covid cases, analysts said. But Apple could fare quite well, the analysts said as it continues to attract users in the high-end of the market. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images China’s …

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Wind energy installations must quadruple to hit net-zero goals: GWEC

Onshore and offshore wind turbines photographed in Flevoland, the Netherlands. Mischa Keijser | Image Source | Getty Images The wind energy sector had its second best year in 2021 but installations will need to dramatically increase going forward to keep track with net-zero goals, according to a new report from …

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Twitter, Starbucks, Tesla and more

Andrew Burton | Getty Images News | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Twitter — The social media company soared 26.6% after a filing revealed that Elon Musk has taken a 9.2% passive stake in the firm, worth about $2.9 billion. The purchase came weeks …

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Chinese EV makers see march deliveries surge

Chinese electric carmakers Nio, Xpeng and Li Auto are facing several headwinds including higher raw material costs and a resurgence of Covid in China. However, they all posted a surge in March delivery volumes. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chinese electric vehicle start-ups Nio, Xpeng and Li Auto …

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Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Singapore

Hong Kong is the top destination in Asia for foodies this year, according to new rankings released by the 50 Best organization. The city is home to 16 of the region’s “best” 100 restaurants, as shown in the list, released in two parts in March. Thailand and Japan tied for …

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Walgreens, AMD, Dell and more

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Walgreens store in San Francisco, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Walgreens — The drug store chain fell about 5% after the company reported its quarterly results. Despite recording …

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Arm to transfer shares of Arm China to SoftBank ahead of IPO

SAM YEH | AFP | Getty Images Arm is set to transfer shares in its renegade China joint venture to a special purpose vehicle owned by parent company SoftBank, according to reports from The Financial Times and Bloomberg on Tuesday which cited people familiar with the matter. Arm currently holds …

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Alibaba leads $60 million round into augmented glasses maker Nreal

An attendee tries a pair of Nreal mixed-reality glasses at the MWC Shanghai exhibition in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Alibaba led a $60 million investment round into augmented reality glasses maker Nreal, the start-up said on Wednesday, as Chinese technology …

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