Ghana approves tax on electronic payments despite opposition protest

ACCRA, March 29 (Reuters) – The Ghanaian parliament on Tuesday approved a new 1.5% tax on electronic payments, known as “electronic collection”, after the opposition left in protest. Finance Minister Ken Ofory-Ata proposed an electronic levy in November to expand the tax network and presented it as a panacea for Ghana’s financial woes. The opposition … Read more

Analysis: Ukraine crisis threatens China’s discreet pipeline in military technology

Pilots fly advanced Chinese Air Force JL-10 training aircraft at the China International Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China, in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China, September 28, 2021. REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely … Read more

African countries to get mRNA vaccine technology in WHO project

Chosen Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia mRNA used by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna for COVID-19 imaging The agreement was announced at the EU-African Union summit in Brussels CAPE TOWN, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said Friday that six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia – will be … Read more

Analysis: Green transition slowed by economic and social barriers, not technology

Climate change is estimated at $ 9.2 trillion annually Economic volatility and risk of reaction with poor management Social shifts and funding require more attention than technology LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The big shifts in thinking and large-scale funding needed for a rapid global transition to a climate-smart economy are far behind … Read more

Samsung Electronics unions threaten first-ever strike, impact unclear

Samsung Electronics logo in an office building in Seoul, South Korea, South Korea, October 11, 2017. REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Trade unions of Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) have threatened unprecedented strikes with the technology giant if demands for higher pay and … Read more

Moscow plays down threat of U.S. electronics curbs

Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov attends the ceremony of launching serial production of Aurus Senat cars at the Aurus plant in Yelabuga, Tatarstan, Russia, May 31, 2021. REUTERS / Alexei Nasyrov Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday rejected warnings that … Read more