Chinese appliance giant Midea has secured majority control in German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, with a multi-billion-euro offer that stoked controversy in Europe. But the Kuka deal has raised concerns in Europe about the transfer of high-end technology to China. Source: AFP/ChinaPost
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A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta. Source BBC
Sweden’s Migration Agency expects to hand over around 50,000 deportation orders to the police in the coming years, but authorities are already struggling to deport those who have been told to leave. Source The Local
The initial public offering is expected to be the world’s largest stock sale, and is a key component of the Saudi government’s economic reform program which aims to diversify the desert kingdom away from its reliance on oil exports. A private placement of shares in the state oil company to a Chinese investor is being evaluated as a precursor to the international IPO, according to two sources who spoke on condition of anonymity as the information was not public. Source Reuters