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Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

FINLAND

Angry Birds not selling so jobs going

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Rovio, the Finnish manufacturer of the popular mobile game "Angry Birds" announced has it is cutting at least 130 jobs, because sales have fallen sharply.

6 Oct 2014

FINLAND

Nokia mobile sales drop ahead of Microsoft handover

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Nokia announced falling mobile phone sales and lower profits in its latest financial report before handing its mobile phone business over to Microsoft.

24 Jan 2014

FINLAND

Nokia reports €91m net loss as sales fall

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia announced on Tuesday, 29 October, a net loss of €91m in the third quarter as sales continued to spiral downwards.

30 Oct 2013

FINLAND

Nokia sells phone unit to Microsoft for €5.44bn

HELSINKI, FINLAND - Beleaguered Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia will sell its mobile phone unit to US group Microsoft for €5.44bn, it said on Tuesday, 3 September.

3 Sep 2013

INDIA

Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report

Tax problems lead to Nokia criticism of India as its "least favourable market"in which to operate.

26 Aug 2013

FINLAND

Nokia is still losing money

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish mobile phone company Nokia announced on Thursday (18 April) that it lost €272m in the first quarter of the year, reducing the €928m it lost in the same period last year.

19 Apr 2013

FINLAND

Nokia boss takes 45% pay cut

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Nokia, once the world's biggest mobile phone maker, said its chief executive Stephen Elop received no bonus in 2012, reducing his overall income by 45%.

11 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

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