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Global stock trading platform Chaka launches in Nigeria

Chaka, a global trading platform that allows users to invest in stocks listed on foreign stock exchanges has launched its products in Nigeria.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US expands trade blacklist to include China’s top AI startups

The U.S. government expanded its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.
(FILE) This photo taken on October 26, 2018 shows co-founder of China's Alibaba Jack Ma gesturing as he attends an international investment conference in Johannesburg. - Jack Ma, founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is among the world's richest people but he has now emerged as a member of another club: China's 89-million-strong Communist Party. In an article on November 26, the People's Daily said Ma was a party member who has played an important role in pushing China's Belt and Road global trade infrastructure initiative -- a pet project of President Xi Jinping. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Jack Ma steps down from China’s Alibaba

Jack Ma, one of China’s richest men, will step down next week as chairman of Alibaba, but the start-up he built into an online retail behemoth is expected to keep thriving into a new era thanks to a culture of innovation he helped nurture.
Google

Google Assistant now lets you assign reminders to other people

You will soon be able to assign reminders to specific members of your household with Google Assistant on Android phones and Nest Home smart speakers and smart displays, a company spokesperson said in an email.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google accounts now let Android web users authenticate with fingerprint

Google is making it easier for Android users to authenticate themselves through the mobile web by allowing them to verify their identity using only their fingerprint.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook digital currency operation ‘poses risks to global banking’

Facebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers, according to the organisation that represents the world’s central banks.
Amazon

Amazon topples Google, Apple as world’s most valuable brand

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, the US retail giant has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday.
Peppa Pig

China to mark year of the pig with ‘Peppa Pig’ movie

China is set to mark the Year of the Pig with a film starring “Peppa Pig,” despite a backlash against the popular British cartoon character earlier this year.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: Atiku Abubakar will sell Nigeria on Alibaba

The Presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has accused former Vice President and the flag bearer of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, of planning to sell Nigeria.
(FILE) This photo taken on October 26, 2018 shows co-founder of China's Alibaba Jack Ma gesturing as he attends an international investment conference in Johannesburg. - Jack Ma, founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is among the world's richest people but he has now emerged as a member of another club: China's 89-million-strong Communist Party. In an article on November 26, the People's Daily said Ma was a party member who has played an important role in pushing China's Belt and Road global trade infrastructure initiative -- a pet project of President Xi Jinping. (Photo by STR / AFP)

China’s richest man Jack Ma now a Communist Party member

Jack Ma, founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is among the world's richest people but he has now emerged as a member of another club: China's 89-million-strong Communist Party.
US crude oil

Saudi Arabia’s production cut hikes oil prices

Oil prices climbed on Monday as the world’s biggest supplier Saudi Arabia announced plans to cut production, in the face of fears of oversupply.
(FILES) This file picture taken on September 9, 2014 shows a woman walking past the Alibaba booth during an exhibition in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province. Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma announced on September 10, 2018, he would step down as leader of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year but stressed that a planned leadership transition would not break the company's stride. Ma will stay on as executive chairman until September 10, 2019 before handing over his role to chief executive officer Daniel Zhang, Alibaba said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

Report: Value of Alibaba’s on-demand online services hits $30 billion

Alibaba Group’s newly formed on-demand online services unit has rocketed in value to as much as 30 billion dollars after raising four billion dollars in fresh funds, people with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2018 South Africa Investment Conference in Sandton International Convention Centre. Abigail Javier-EWN

South Africa raises $20 billion in new investment pledges

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Friday his country has raised $20 billion in investment commitments made by several companies.
Herbert Wigwe

Access Bank re-emphasizes commitment to banking practices

Access Bank Plc has re-emphasized its commitment to improving banking practices in Nigeria, and Africa by leveraging massively on technology.
(FILES) This file picture taken on September 9, 2014 shows a woman walking past the Alibaba booth during an exhibition in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province. Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma announced on September 10, 2018, he would step down as leader of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year but stressed that a planned leadership transition would not break the company's stride. Ma will stay on as executive chairman until September 10, 2019 before handing over his role to chief executive officer Daniel Zhang, Alibaba said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

Donald Trump scuppers one million Alibaba jobs in US

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday.
(FILES) This file picture taken on September 9, 2014 shows a woman walking past the Alibaba booth during an exhibition in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province. Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma announced on September 10, 2018, he would step down as leader of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year but stressed that a planned leadership transition would not break the company's stride. Ma will stay on as executive chairman until September 10, 2019 before handing over his role to chief executive officer Daniel Zhang, Alibaba said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

Alibaba, Russian tech firm Mail.ru agree joint e-commerce venture

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Russian technology group Mail.ru on Tuesday said they would launch a joint e-commerce venture in Russia and former Soviet countries.

Alibaba cedes control to form new Russian joint venture

China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has ceded control of its Russian business to form a new venture with a state fund and two technology firms, hoping that access to their consumer base with help boost its development.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma

Jack Ma finally sets date to quit Alibaba

Jack Ma, the co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chairman in exactly one year on Sept. 10, 2019, the company said.

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