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SOUTH AFRICA

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Abalone poaching: 'Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood'

A special investigation concludes that nearly two-thirds of dried abalone shipments to Hong Kong are harvested illegally in South Africa...

By Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

23 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Alibaba's Jack Ma blames 'outdated' law for fakes

Alibaba's founder Jack Ma urged stronger penalties for selling counterfeits on Tuesday in an open letter arguing that "outdated and unrealistic" laws and regulations...

8 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

China hits Tetra Pak with $99m anti-trust fine

BEIJING - Chinese regulators have slapped Swedish firm Tetra Pak with a 668 million yuan ($98.5 million) fine following an anti-trust probe into the global packaging giant...

17 Nov 2016

CHINA

China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese cyberspace bureau on Thursday denounced Google for deciding not to recognise the agency's authority after a Beijing-linked security breach...

7 Apr 2015

CHINA

China government agency 'bombs' Alibaba over management

SHANGHAI, CHINA: A powerful Chinese regulator on Wednesday blasted e-commerce giant Alibaba for allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform...

30 Jan 2015

UNITED STATES

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015

CHINA

China mocks hapless - and hopeless - 'iPhone armour' smuggler

BEIJING, CHINA: A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens on Tuesday after pictures of his 'iPhone armour' went viral...

14 Jan 2015

CHINA

Microsoft says it pays Chinese taxes after cryptic media report

BEIJING, CHINA: Software giant Microsoft said Wednesday that it pays Chinese taxes "consistent" with a China-US bilateral agreement, following a cryptic media report that a foreign company with similarities to it agreed to settle a multi-million dollar bill for back taxes...

28 Nov 2014

CHINA

China's online censors on the prowl ahead of power handover

BEIJING, CHINA: Author Jin Song is relishing the challenge of beating China's army of censors and posting comments online about the country's impending leadership change, the first in the social media era.

6 Nov 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Global experts convene in SA to discuss intellectual property, innovation

South Africa and other developing countries are in hot debate about how best to grow their economies through innovation and the development of intellectual property.

7 Sep 2011

CHINA

WFA hosts Global Advertiser Week in Beijing

BEIJING, CHINA: The World Federation of Advertisers has kicked off its Global Advertiser Week in Beijing for the first time in its 58-year history in association with its Chinese member, the China Association of National Advertisers. More than 150 participants from over 30 countries will attend the week's meetings.

12 Apr 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Financial services CEOs look to emerging markets to feed growth aspirations

LONDON, UK: Financial services companies need to look far beyond their domestic markets if they are to achieve their ambitious growth aspirations. This is according to the 14th annual PwC Global CEO Survey, which shows CEOs of financial services companies believe emerging markets are more important than developed markets to their organisation's future.

16 Feb 2011

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