Billions lost to uncorrected refractive errors, here’s how this can be addressed
By CNBC Africa
02 July 2018 | 2:58 pm
Did you know that $202 billion per annum is lost in productivity because of refractive errors? It would take $39 billion in infrastructure spend to address this.
It was the biggest ever deal in the chipmaking industry, but US firm Nvidia has abandoned its planned $40 billion purchase of Britain's Arm Holdings. The sale was called off after pressure from regulators in the UK, EU and US. Softbank, Arm's current owner, is planning to float the company on the stock market instead. Also today, we look ahead to the announcement of EU plans to boost semiconductor production.
The US Justice Department announced its "largest financial seizure ever" and the arrest of a New York couple for allegedly laundering money stolen through a 2016 hacking.
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Swiss authorities on Thursday extradited a German lawyer sought by Germany on account of being a key leader of a massive tax fraud scheme called "Cum-Ex." Hanno Berger, 71, was handed over to German police officials in the city of Konstanz in southern Germany, prosecutors based in Frankfurt said.
Lawmakers in Nepal voted in favor of the $500-million grant by Washington for new road and power projects. But its opponents say the US move undermines Nepal's sovereignty.
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At the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, hackers brought down tens of thousands of satellite internet modems across Ukraine and Europe. This week, Reuters revealed that the same attacks are still underway.
German leaders have agreed on a package helping federal states accommodate and integrate Ukrainian refugees. This includes access to job centers and language courses.
Billionaire and avid platform user Elon Musk has made an offer to purchase 100% of the shares for the social media giant.
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Berlin plans to lease four liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals to wean itself off Russian gas. The decision comes as the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline now sits unused at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
The billionaire entrepreneur says he has secured $46.5 billion in financing for his bid to take over the social media giant Twitter. The Tesla and SpaceX owner says he is "exploring whether to commence a tender offer."
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