Business

Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russia

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) -- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took personal responsibility yesterday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an “arms race” against Russian disinformation during a high stakes face-to-face with US... Read More

What social media platforms and search engines know about you

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Facebook scandal involving the harvesting of data from tens of millions of users has raised a lot of questions about social media and search engines. Read More

IMF warns of heightened credit risk in easy-money era

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Easy-money policies enacted after the financial crisis have led to riskier corporate debt that could jeopardise growth, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday in a report. Read More

Workers benefit as US businesses struggle to fill jobs

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — US workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs. Read More

Advanced economies need immigration to boost labour — IMF

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Ageing populations in advanced economies drain the labour force and could slow economic growth, but allowing an influx of immigrant workers could counteract that decline, the International Monetary Fund said Monday. Read More

Xi vows to further open China economy as US trade spat simmers

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged yesterday to lower car tariffs this year and take other steps to open the world's number two economy “wider and wider”, addressing major complaints by the United States in a simmering trade... Read More

In US-China trade dispute, what is intellectual property?

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — At the heart of the escalation of US-China trade tensions is President Donald Trump's assertion of rampant “theft” of US intellectual property by China. Read More

TV goes royal 'crazy' in run-up to Harry and Meghan marriage

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

CANNES, France (AFP) —Republicans might like to look away from their television screens for the next six weeks. Read More

Britons taking EU citizenship boomed in Brexit vote year

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The number of Britons becoming citizens of another European Union country more than doubled in 2016, the year the UK voted to leave the bloc, official figures showed Monday. Read More

'Black Panther' pounces past 'Titanic' box office record

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Black Panther broke more records over the weekend in North America, exceeding revenues from the 1997 blockbuster Titanic , while horror thriller A Quiet... Read More

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-graft president

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking re-election next year, made Nigerian political history as the first Opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president at the ballot box. Read More

Namibia president denies graft in nuclear deal

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AFP) -- Namibian President Hage Geingob on Monday strongly denied corruption accusations stemming from a French anti-corruption probe centered on the purchase of Canadian mining company Uramin by French nuclear giant Areva. Read More

Lebanon donor conference raises billions

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — International donors pledged US$11 billion in low-interest loans and aid for Lebanon at a conference in Paris on Friday to try to avert an economic crisis in a country hard hit by the fallout from the Syrian war. Read More

Aluminium giant Rusal shares collapse after US sanctions

Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) —Shares in Russian aluminium giant Rusal collapsed on Monday after Washington targeted it with sanctions, putting the metals major at risk of defaulting on part of its debt. Read More

Red Stripe wins new Monde Selection award

Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

Monde Selection has given another stamp of approval to Red Stripe for the quality of its beer. Read More



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