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EU Agrees on Data Deal With Japan

The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agree a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a bilateral summit and the deal should come into effect towards the ... Read More »

Apple Declines Invite to EU Hearing, Cites Appeal Against EU Tax Order

iPhone maker Apple has turned down an invitation to an EU lawmakers’ hearing, saying it does not want to prejudice its challenge to an EU order to pay up to EUR 13 billion ($15 billion or around Rs. 1.01 lakh crores) in back taxes to Ireland. A European Parliament committee is holding the hearing on tax evasion on June 21. In a letter to the committee ... Read More »

Greater access to higher education could have reversed EU referendum result

Greater access to Higher Education could have reversed the result of the 2016 EU referendum, according to new research from the University of Leicester. The paper, published in the journal World Development, suggests that access to Higher Education was the ‘predominant factor’ dividing those who voted Remain and those who voted Leave. The research also suggests that greater access to higher ... Read More »

EU Said to Fine Google With Record Fine This Week

HIGHLIGHTS EU to order Google a fine of around EUR 2 billion this Tuesday Google had been accused of dominating in its search results EU had earlier fined Apple a huge sum of EUR 13 billion The EU’s powerful antitrust regulator will slap Google with a record fine as early as Tuesday in another European blow against a US tech ... Read More »

EU antitrust regulators praise audiobooks deal from Apple, Amazon

Antitrust regulators from the European Union have welcomed an agreement between Apple and Amazon to end exclusivity deals for audiobooks. The agreement between Apple and Amazon and its Audible service to remove the exclusivity obligations allows Audible to supply its downloadable audiobooks to third-party platforms beyond iTunes, the European Commission said Thursday. In addition, the agreement will allow Apple to ... Read More »

Honor 6X is officially heading to the EU and USA this month

The Honor 6X smartphone went official last October in China and while it may have escaped its homeland via some third-party retailers, the 6X wasn’t officially available anywhere else. That’s about to change though. Today, at a pre-CES event, Huawei’s subsidiary Honor announced the expansion of the availability of the Honor 6X. The attractive mid-ranger fared well in China for ... Read More »

There’s,a,little-known,EU,rule,that,may,stop,the,Brexit,banking,exodus

The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU last month has ignited fears of an exodus of banking talent from the City of London, but a little-known set of rules is being drafted that could well bypass post-Brexit barriers and allow access to the privileges the country had before. Implementation of the so-called Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MIFID II) ... Read More »