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Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

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Activist Greta Thunberg was among attendees who want the world’s leaders to prioritise fighting climate change.
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How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

China in lockdown. EPA
Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

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US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

The fruit of your coins
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

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo
Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...

16 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

5 Mar 2015

SINGAPORE

SingTel buys mobile advertisers businesses
SingTel buys mobile advertisers businesses

SINGAPORE: Singapore Telecom, (SingTel) Southeast Asia's biggest telecommunications firm by revenue, said it will buy two mobile advertising companies for a total of $385m to further boost its digital business.

12 Jun 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia
Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

SINGAPORE

Alibaba buys stake in Singapore Post for USD249m
Alibaba buys stake in Singapore Post for USD249m

SINGAPORE: Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba will buy a 10.35% stake in Singapore Post, the national postal system, for Sg$312.50m (US$249m) as part of a strategic co-operation deal.

29 May 2014

SINGAPORE

Music streaming gives record companies a boost
Music streaming gives record companies a boost

SINGAPORE: Stiff competition among technology companies for a share of the burgeoning online music streaming market has given traditional record companies a much-needed boost, a top Universal executive said.

23 May 2014

SINGAPORE

SingTel fined a record US$4.8m for service disruption
SingTel fined a record US$4.8m for service disruption

SINGAPORE: Singapore's telecommunications regulator has fined Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) a record Sg$6m (US$4.8m) for nine days of service disruption that followed a fire at one of its facilities last year.

8 May 2014

SINGAPORE

Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in Singapore
Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The 28-year-old American boss of a Bitcoin exchange has been found dead at the base of a Singapore apartment block, police and reports said on Thursday (6 March), in the latest misfortune linked with the troubled virtual currency.

7 Mar 2014

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