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Despite Boycott Of Investment Event, Deals Worth $50b Signed By Saudi Arabia

The business conclave held at the Saudi Arabia capital that was boycotted by a number of global business leaders over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi saw the kingdom ink down deals $50 billion on Tuesday. This is a sign from the kingdom hat it can still attract investments there despite...

Study Claims More Crop Losses Due To Increased Insect Activities With Global Warming

With climate change, scientists expect more crop loss primarily because of growth of insect pests, say American researchers.   This was the conclusion of a study published on Thursday in the journal Science. The research showed the manner in which insect attack three staple crops, rice, corn...

Study Finds Children Likely To Get More Influenced By Robots Then Adults

There is a greater likelihood of children being influenced to a greater extent compared to adults by robots, claimed a recent study that was published in the journal Science Robotics.   The study that was conducted by researchers from the University of Plymouth essentially struck a...

Eight Royal Cars Used By The British Royal Family To Be Auctioned

The Vintage Rolls Royce cars that have bene used over the past seven decades by Queen Elizabeth as well as by the other members of the British royal family will be put up for auctions. It is expected that the prices would touch $2.6 million.   The auction is to be carried out by auctioneers...

Hong Kong's Massive Fiscal Surplus Is A Spending Dilemma For Its Government

The government of Hing Kong is the owner of one of the largest fiscal surpluses in the world, driven primarily by the boom in real-estate and stock-market while on the flip side, the residents of Hong Kong are finding it near to impossible to cope with the least affordable property market in the...

Security Expert Says US Computer Networks Are 'Exceptionally Vulnerable' To Cyberattacks

According to the co-founder of the computer security firm CrowdStrike, United States urgently needs to boost and reorganize its defense systems against cyber threats because thee country and its systems are very vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.   A number of American companies have been...

IndyCar Could See Screen Next Year But No Halo: Motor Racing

According to chief executive of the Indycar series - Mark Miles, a screen could yet be introduced some time next season even though Indycar has ruled out using a head protection device similar to Formula One’s halo.   “It could be next year. It’s not going to be in March but it could be...

Computer Geeks, Linguists - And Not James Bonds, Sought By French Spy Service

France's foreign intelligence service is also looking for computer wizards and linguists not would-be James Bonds even as it is bolstering recruitment to counter Islamist militants and cyber criminals.   Posts for young information technology gurus and linguists who master the finer points...

A Giant Meeting On Spending Billions To Reshape The World Is About To Be Held By China

In order to splash out with its "One Belt, One Road" policy, China now wants to increase its influence by digging further into its pockets — flush with cash after decades of rapid growth.   The most populous nation on the planet has rapidly climbed the ranks to become the world's...

CIA-Linked Hacking Tools Attributed To 40 Cyber Attacks By Symantec

The security researcher Symantec Corp said that the Web publisher Wikileaks has recently exposed the fact that top-secret hacking tools were used to give shape to past cyber attacks on scores of organizations around the world.   The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was likely behind most of...

Behind the scenes: discovering banknote printing business with Oberthur Fiduciaire

Printing banknotes has been an old business. However in the last few decades, the business has completely changed – not only due to the threats from counterfeiters and therefore development of additional security measures, but also in the aesthetical sense where governments are looking more and...