World

Feb 20, 2015
UK-based online money transfer start-up WorldRemit, which also services Zimbabwe, has raised $100m in its latest round of funding. The investment will be used to bring its low-cost transfer service…
Feb 18, 2015
Samsung continues to struggle in the market due to stiff competition Apple's iPhone 6 has been a hit in China, but according to one account, rival Xiaomi still reigns as…
Feb 16, 2015
Arguably, one of the factors responsible for Africa’s improved trading over the past decade has been the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a piece of legislation that was approved…
Feb 11, 2015
Top-level managers at some 500 American companies in China say that although their businesses are turning a profit, they increasingly feel unwelcome and targeted for scrutiny by the Beijing government.…
Feb 09, 2015
India, with approval from the International Seabed Authority (ISA), will launch exploration of mineral deposits such as polymetallic sulphides off the coast of Mauritius. The explorations were likely to be…
Feb 09, 2015
Chip technology is the next generation of credit and debit card security and it's now the standard in Europe and other places around the world. This traveler just returned from…
Feb 05, 2015
A $34 device that plugs into the audio jack of a smartphone was nearly as effective as far more costly diagnostic blood testing equipment in identifying antibodies for HIV and…
Feb 03, 2015
Michael Mwapembwa remembers vividly the day two well dressed, Chinese men approached him in Arusha, a remote town in Tanzania, for business partnership. At first he was hesitant. "What if…
Feb 02, 2015
The United Steelworkers Union has launched the biggest walkout in the US since 1980, shortly after the USW failed to reach an agreement on a labor contract with major oil…
Jan 29, 2015
By spinning off its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Yahoo Inc. will remove a key reason for investors to hold the stock – increasing pressure on chief executive Marissa…
Jan 28, 2015
Microsoft Corp. shares fell 10 percent after reporting that sales slumped in China and Japan and a stronger U.S. dollar curbed sales of business-software licenses. Commercial-licensing revenue fell to $10.7…
Jan 27, 2015
It took Su Yuehua a while to figure it out, but he learned the secret to business success in West Africa, reports Xiao Lixin. Two decades ago, Su Yuehua landed…
Jan 26, 2015
The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center plans to begin flying a small drone over designated farm fields this year in collaboration with a western Ohio college. The Federal Aviation Administration…
Dec 26, 2014
High economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets, in our opinion. Even with major economies like Brazil and Russia slowing down, overall growth in emerging…

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