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U.S. stock markets close slightly higher, dollar drops sharply

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Thursday with the main action on foreign exchange markets ...

China-U.S. trade tensions pose largest risk to Asian economies

MANILA, Philippines - Developing Asia will maintain strong but moderating growth this year and next, as supportive domestic demand counteracts ...

Japanese stocks fall by nearly 2% as world sell-off continues

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian stocks fell sharply on Thursday, as the global sell-off continued.In Tokyo stocks shattered with the key ...

DAB+ digital radio to go on-air and online in Canberra Friday

CANBERRA, Australia - Commercial radio will officially switch on DAB+ digital radio broadcasts in Canberra on Friday.All four commercial radio ...

Toast expires Irish operation, announces new hires

DUBLIN, Ireland - The fastest-growing restaurant management platform has opened a new office in Dublin, Ireland to house a major ...

Stocks across the board in U.S. lose ground as trade tensions bite

NEW YORK, New York - A major fall in the rail freight giant CSX Corp and continuing trade tensions weighed ...

Africa

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Betting on biometrics to boost child vaccination rates

At a glance: Biometrics and children A large new trial will fingerprint children aged 1 to 5 to track vaccinations ...

Briefing: The outlook for Libya's migrant detention centres

More than two weeks after an airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya's capital left at least 53 people ...

We will not abandon B-BBEE - Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Members of Parliament on Thursday that government would not scrap the broad-based black economic empowerment, although ...

Rate cut good news, but don't get too excited - economists

The SA Reserve Bank's decision to cut the repo rate by 0.25% has been met with cautious optimism by analysts, ...

SA's state-owned companies: a complex history seldom told

The problems of South Africa's state owned enterprises are in the headlines every day. Yet many have existed for over ...

Nigeria captain flies the Super Eagles nest

Abuja - Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel on Thursday called time on his international football career after helping the Super ...