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BP Ventures invests $11.9M in in-car payments provider Ryd to support expansion

BP Ventures, the investing arm of oil and gas giant BP, has announced a €10 million (~$11.9 million) investment in Ryd, a German in-car digital payments provider. The fresh funds will help Ryd expand

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Smart chimp copies handlers by washing and masking up

00:34 This chimpanzee in China mimicked its handlers after it saw them washing their hands and putting on masks while following COVID-19 precautions. According to reports, the intellige

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U.S. semiconductor industry and global chip shortage

02:16 In Washington, the House of Representatives is debating sweeping legislation designed to help the U.S. compete with China in the tech sphere.The bill, which has already been passe

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China's January factory prices rise for first time in a year

A textile factory in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province, February 9, 2021. /CFP China's January factory gate prices rose for the first time in a year due to rising demand, data from the N

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China's home appliance sector sees output growth in 2020

BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- China's home appliance sector posted a rising output last year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology shows.In 2020, the output of refrigerators a

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Nigerian president signs new law to curb COVID-19

ABUJA, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021, a new law aimed at controlling the pandemic in the most populous Af

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Jordan's daily COVID-19 infections declining: health minister

AMMAN, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Jordan has been witnessing a continuous drop in the number of daily new infections and deaths from COVID-19, Health Minister Nathir Obeidat said on Wednesday.In a press con

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