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Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology

Greg Clark, the secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy. Photograph: Richard Gardner/Rex/Shutterstock A £246m investment in developing battery technology in Britain is to be launched by the government as part of its drive towards what it says is a modern industrial strategy. The business and energy secretary, Greg Clark, will announce the funding, including a £45m competition to ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary says Syria air strike was ‘after-dinner entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago

  US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria served as “after-dinner entertainment” at his luxury Florida resort Mar-a-Lago. “Just as dessert was being served, the President explained to [Chinese President Xi Jinping] he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Mr Ross said, describing the ... Read More »

US Defense Secretary Says Favours Strong Encryption, Not ‘Back Doors’

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he’s “not a believer in back doors,” or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said he wasn’t commenting on the FBI’s legal battle with Apple over an encrypted iPhone used by one of ... Read More »

Strategic Stake Sale Policy Soon: Secretary

New Delhi: More than a decade after privatisation of PSUs was scrapped, the government will very soon come out with a comprehensive policy for strategic stake sale that will detail the mode as well as valuation methodology for outright sale of even profit making companies. The previous NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had between 1999 and 2004 privatised ... Read More »