Chinese police to step up crackdown on financial crime

BEIJING(BBC ASIA) Chinese police will intensity a crackdown on financial crime to safeguard national security and fend off financial risks, the public security ministry said in an online statement on Tuesday. The ministry has launched a number of targeted actions to clamp down on illegal fundraising, financial frauds, pyramid schemes, fake currencies, underground banks and ...

UAE becomes first-ever country to appoint minister for Artificial Intelligence

Dubai(BBC ASIA) United Arab Emirates has become the first-ever country to appoint minister for Artificial Intelligence. After establishing a post of the Minister of Happiness last year, the Gulf Kingdom has taken another unconventional step. The introduction of the new hi-tech position was announced by Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...

Pakistan, Turkey vows to increase bilateral trade

Istanbul(BBC ASIA) Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has vowed to increase bilateral trade and cooperation at the D-8 summit in Instanbul. While addressing a joint press stakeout with the Turkish leader on Friday, Mr Abbasi praised Turkey for supporting the people of India-held Kashmir (IHK), who were fighting ...

Volvo (Car) goes electric across the board

Carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from 2019. The Chinese-owned firm, best known for its emphasis on driver safety, has become the first traditional carmaker to signal the end of the internal combustion engine. It plans to launch five fully electric models between 2019 and 2021 and a range ...