e-cigarette, vaping

Imperial Brands running out of puff? A tough year for the vaping industry

BRITISH multinational firm Imperial Brands has had a challenging year, with pre-tax profits for 2019 falling from £1.83bn to £1.69bn and shares down 9.4...
social media apps on mobile

Twitter shares tumble in wake of revenue reports

TWITTER shares nosedived after reports of lower-than-expected revenues and rising costs. Company earnings per-share are at their lowest point in seven months — 17 cents,...
Facebook Libra

Faltering Libra project is losing more traction

FACEBOOK’S Libra currency project appears to be close to dead in the water, with five major payments providers pulling out. The founding companies in the...
Abu Dhabi Skyline

Abu Dhabi’s global hunt for fresh fintech talent

Exciting start-ups found during tour stops in Africa, Asia and Europe THE MENA region’s FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival (FinTechAD) has a global tour reaching cities...
Electric car (EV) charging station

Chicken-and-egg dilemma for the EV market: do we need more charging stations, vehicles …...

By HAL WILLIAMS ELECTRIC vehicles may well be the future, but their uptake and the infrastructural challenges of providing charging points for them is part...
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

Born under a bad sign? Libra seems set to face opposition

THE TRUMP administration’s all-encompassing “national security concerns” have been invoked once more, this time in relation to Facebook’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency,...

Bloodhound LSR saved by enterprising engineer

Brits are back in the bid for a land-speed record, and RICHARD THOMAS has a good sniff around. And despite the recent trend in...
monitors and skyscrapers

Be wise and digitalise, report urges UK SMEs

A recent report has laid out a digital roadmap that could catalyse up to a £57bn productivity pay-out for UK SMEs over five years The...
BMW i8

Beemer and Daimler join forces to explore driverless options, ride-hailing and pay-per-use

LUXURY German vehicle manufacturers BMW and Daimler have announced they will join forces to invest in next-generation services, including driverless vehicles. (Click here to see...
Aurora Station

Hand over money, get a free T-shirt, and play your part in the space...

By HAL WILLIAMS WANT an investment that will send your cash into orbit? Get your wallet out and start the count-down — there’s no time...