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Hired Russian hacker Andrei Tyurin, who pled guilty in 2019 to stealing data of 100M+ clients of JPMorgan and others, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison (Christian Berthelsen/Bloomberg)

Christian Berthelsen / Bloomberg:Hired Russian hacker Andrei Tyurin, who pled guilty in 2019 to stealing data of 100M+ clients of JPMorgan and others, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison  —  – Tyurin was hacker-for-hire in cross-border cybercrime spree  — U.S. says he stole data on 140 million clients of bank, others


8 January 2021 0

German EV Market Reaches Escape Velocity – Record 27% Share in December

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market and 4th largest in the world, achieved 26.6% plugin electric vehicle share in December. This is a stunning ascent from the 4.0% share seen in December 2019. The Volkswagen brand dominated Germany’s full battery electric sales in 2020, taking almost 24% of the market, with Renault runner-up at 16%.  …
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8 January 2021 0

A Sustainable Alternative To Portable Power Generators

Football season in America is almost like a religious pastime. Here in Louisiana, we have our Tigers on Saturday, Saint’s on Sunday rituals, and tailgating is very, very popular. However, it’s also a major source of emissions since many game-goers often use portable gas generators while tailgating. In Ohio, a group of students picked up…
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8 January 2021 0

China policy and markets round-up: PBoC unveils 2021 goals, Beijing extends SME support, Trump bans Alipay, WeChat Pay

In this round-up, the central bank sets working goals for 2021, the Chinese government extends its policy to support small and micro-sized enterprises, and the US bans eight Mainland-based applications including the popular Alipay and WeChat Pay.


8 January 2021 0

LG Electronics takes a majority stake in Alphonso, a data and ad targeting company for smart TVs; sources say LG invested almost $80M for a nearly 60% stake (Sahil Patel/Wall Street Journal)

Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal:LG Electronics takes a majority stake in Alphonso, a data and ad targeting company for smart TVs; sources say LG invested almost $80M for a nearly 60% stake  —  The deal comes as TV makers seek to build streaming-TV ad businesses  —  LG Electronics Inc. has taken a majority stake…
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8 January 2021 0

2020 is Tied With 2016 as Hottest Year Ever on Record

The global average temperature in 2020 was about 2.25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1850 to 1900, data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service indicates.


8 January 2021 0

Chinese issuers wrap up busy week for issuance

Five Chinese corporate borrowers pushed into the debt market on Thursday, capping a frantic pace of deal flow this week that set a new record for Asia bond issuance.


8 January 2021 0

BOC makes ‘big bang’ move with maiden transition bond

Bank of China sold its debut transition bond on Thursday, giving the still-nascent market a big boost by opting for a dual-currency dollar and renminbi combination deal.


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