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Meet the tech boss, same as the old boss

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It seems darkly funny, now, that anyone ever dared to dream that tech would be different. But we did, once. We would build new companies in new ways, was the thinking, not like the amoral industrial behemoths of old. The corporate villains of 90s cyberpunk were fresh in […]


Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway moves into Dubai despite property slump

The real estate affiliate of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Sunday it will expand its brokerage operations into the Middle East by opening an office in Dubai. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS –


Etihad to offer wireless streaming, remove screens from narrow-body fleet

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways will offer wirelessly streamed movies and television shows to passengers on mainly short-haul flights as it removes entertainment screens from its Airbus A320 narrow-body fleet. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS –


Airline SAS cancels 1,200 more flights as pilot strike drags on

Scandinavian airline SAS canceled more than 1,200 flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday as a pilot strike that has disrupted the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers entered its third day on Sunday. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS –


RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Good news from China could boost materials shares

Even as the lift from optimism over prospects for U.S.-China trade detente shows signs of wearing off for the wider U.S. stock market, upbeat sentiment around China’s economy could bolster shares of materials companies. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS –


Canada’s oil imports from Saudi Arabia on the rise since 2014, trade figures show

Canada’s oil imports from Saudi Arabia have been rising steadily for the past five years, according to Statistics Canada trade data reviewed by CBC News, and a festering diplomatic spat with the kingdom appears not to have had any significant impact on Canada’s appetite for Riyadh’s crude. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS –


RPT-Oil major Total targets expansion in retail power market

Oil major Total is picking up about 150,000 retail energy customers a month in France and is on course to hit its 2022 target for the business ahead of schedule, company executives said on Friday. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS –


China urges UK not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G development

China on Sunday warned Britain not to discriminate against companies involved in developing the 5G network and to resist pressure from other countries over whether it should work with Huawei Technologies. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS –