Peugeot poised to buy GM’s Opel, creating European car giant

By Reuters France's PSA Group (PEUP.PA) is set to announce a deal to buy Opel from General Motors (GM.N) on Monday after striking an agreement with the U.S. carmaker and winning the blessing of its...

Boeing sees strong interest in potential new 737 model

By Reuters Boeing (BA.N) has received strong interest in a potential new member of its best-selling 737 aircraft range, the planemaker's new commercial chief said on Sunday. Boeing is widely expected to launch the 190-230-seat 737...

Java browser plug-in to be retired, says Oracle

By BBC. The technology company Oracle is retiring its Java browser plug-in.   The software is widely used to write programs that run in web browsers. But Oracle said modern browsers were increasingly incompatible with it.   Oracle said...

China launches online trading platform in Kenya

By Nickolas Ndwati The government through the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Chinese online trading platform Amanbo that will see Kenyan products exhibited freely on the platform for...

Nigeria budget outlines higher spending

By BBC Nigeria's president has announced plans to raise spending by 20% next year by borrowing heavily amid falling oil prices In his first budget since his election victory in March, Muhammadu Buhari said he would...

Ericsson bets on fast-growing broadband demand in Africa

By Reuters. Ericsson is betting that fast-growing demand for mobile Internet services in sub-Saharan Africa will also boost sales for the world's biggest mobile telecoms equipment maker, the Swedish company's regional president said. "If you look...

Stocks slide, ATMs run dry after India rupee shock

By AFP News. Cash machines ran dry and stocks tumbled in India Wednesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation in a dramatic blitz on tax...

Sneakers show limits of trade policy in reviving jobs for Trump

By Reuters. American companies from appliance makers to auto parts suppliers have lined up to offer a quiet caution to President-elect Donald Trump as he considers pulling the United States from trade deals: most lost...

Microsoft sees shares hit record high

By BBC Microsoft's focus on cloud computing has helped it deliver better-than-expected quarterly profits, sending its shares to an all-time high. The software giant posted a $4.7bn (£3.8bn) profit for the three months to September. Chief executive...
China economy

China economy grows by 6.8%

China's economy grew 6.8% between July and September according to official data released Thursday, slowing slightly from the prior quarter. The growth rate, which compares expansion with the same three months in the previous year,...
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