China slapped a record $2.8 billion fine on Alibaba Group Holding after an anti-monopoly probe found it abused its market dominance.
Posted: April 10, 2021, 12:10 pm
An Austrian online privacy campaign group said Wednesday it has a filed a complaint against Google over what it says is a tracking code "illegally" installed on Android phones.
Posted: April 10, 2021, 11:29 am
Africa is unlikely to have a common currency soon, but technology could help overcome the difficulties posed by the multiplicity of currencies when trading, a top official has said.
Posted: April 10, 2021, 9:02 am
New York's recreational marijuana industry is expected to bring in several billions of dollars in sales in its first year after being legalised last month, and local entrepreneurs are hoping to finally cash in on the lucrative business - legally.
Posted: April 10, 2021, 5:07 am
While African countries contribute relatively little to climate change in terms of carbon emissions, they are likely to be the hardest hit.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 8:01 pm
The "mother" of all bottlenecks for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines is the lack of political will by advanced economies, says World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 7:12 pm
Stock markets largely stumbled Friday with traders taking their foot off the pedal before a much-anticipated earnings season that could give a fresh push to the recent global equities rally.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 5:31 pm
After six years at the helm of the Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Tim Harris is moving on.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 5:04 pm
Nearly 20 million people face a food crisis in West Africa and the Sahel region as the vast area is torn by conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic, experts warned Thursday.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 4:06 pm
Vaccination centres in parts of India, including Mumbai, turn people away and large parts of the country reportedly run low on doses, just as infections rise at their fastest rate since the pandemic began.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 4:04 pm
The French government is to declare an agricultural disaster over an unusual early spring frost that has damaged crops and vines across the country, the agriculture minister said.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 4:04 pm
The implementation of the health promotion levy in 2018 resulted in consumers reducing their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 3:19 pm
Delays in coronavirus vaccine shipments to Africa are expected to continue this month after India temporarily banned exports of the shots as it grapples with a severe second wave of infections.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 1:03 pm
Hong Kong stocks extended the previous day's strong gains Friday, tracking yet another record performance on Wall Street, with traders growing hopeful for the upcoming earnings season.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 10:23 am
Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, tracking global rallies including on Wall Street where tech shares surged while US yields retreated.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 10:20 am
Most Asian markets retreated Friday as traders took their foot off the pedal ahead of a much-anticipated earnings season, while an increasingly confident mood on trading floors has analysts predicting the global equities rally still has legs.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 10:15 am
European stocks steadied at the start of trading on Friday, with London dipping one day after striking the highest level since before the pandemic on a wave of investor optimism.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 10:08 am
Supply chain issues will contribute to inflation pressures in different parts of the world, according to World Trade Organisation director general Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 8:33 am
?The capacity of some customs authorities in Africa is "is very, very low?", and this will hinder the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, its secretary general Wamkele Mene said
Posted: April 9, 2021, 8:10 am
Sources have told Reuters that Tesla is scouring India for showroom locations as it targets a move into the country, but a lack of infrastructure for electric vehicles could make it a tough market to crack.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 7:28 am