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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma

Alibaba’s Jack Ma says not quitting yet only unveiling succession plan

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma will not step aside on Monday as widely reported, he will only unveil a succession plan, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma retiring at 54

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy focused on education.

EU must challenge PayPal, Apple in payment services

European Union countries must foster payment services that work across the continent to boost its financial sector and reduce dependence on third countries like the United States, a top European Central Bank official said Monday.
Zheng Jiajia, 31, decided to ‘marry’ Yingying after failing to find a suitable human alternative. Qiangjing Evening News

Chip labour: Robots replace waiters on China restaurant

The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, “Enjoy your meal.”
Asura

China’s most expensive movie becomes epic flop

With a $113-million budget, the most expensive Chinese film ever made has become a flop of historic proportions, pulled from theatres on its opening weekend after bringing in a paltry $7.3 million.

Shares in China’s Xiaomi dip on Hong Kong debut

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi fell on its Hong Kong stock debut Monday, following a long-awaited initial public offering overshadowed by China-US trade tensions and falling global markets.

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