Donald Trump is short-circuiting the electronics industry

    For more than a year now, President Donald Trump has been playing chicken with China, instituting increasingly expensive tariffs to add pressure for a trade deal that never seems to materialize. So far, those tariffs have kept clear of consumer goods like smartphones or televisions, with the most damaging taxes restricted to intermediary products like […]

    Electronic skin gives robots the human touch

    Known as Wootzkin, the electronic skin is designed to allow robots to complete tasks requiring greater dexterity, such as handling soft fruit. The skin, developed by Edinburgh and Sedgefield-based Wootzano, was presented at the Annual Showcase of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub in May. The Wootzkin, which is made of a specially-modified elastomer […]

    Tchibo expands online clothing rental programme in sustainability push

    Tchibo has extended its clothing rental programme to new products after a successful year-long trial. The German clothing retailer said that the first year of Tchibo Share had shown the size of shopping carts and conversion rates “rising steadily”. Launched in January 2018, the programme allows customers to rent clothing online in order to cater […]

    Here are all the bulk deals from Friday’s session

    After meandering through gains and losses through Thursday’s session, domestic equity indices ended mildly lower amid losses in private bank and IT stocks. Tepid cues from Asian and European markets weighed on investor sentiments, keeping the proceedings sombre through most of the day. ICICI BankNSE -0.12 %, InfosysNSE -0.72 %, TCS and Axis BankNSE -1.30 % proved main drags […]

    Dear Bed Bath & Beyond: ‘Don’t Mess With’ Your Coupons

    Earlier this month, Bed Bath & Beyond said that it will take a number of steps to reduce its reliance on coupons as a traffic driver. The home goods retailer will add coupon exclusions, adjust the value of its offers and impose limits on coupon availability. On the retailer’s fourth quarter conference call with analysts, […]

    8 Bharat Electronics officials in soup over favouring companies

    The vigilance department of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a defence public undertaking, has ordered blacklisting of a design consultant and action against eight of its own senior officials over irregularities in awarding contracts. BEL allegedly allocated a consultancy contract to RD Konsultants for a confidential defence project to a single company without following due process, […]