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11 November 2018 9:38 AM China's annual shopping frenzy shatters another record

Shoppers in China have once again broken records after spending more than $14bn within the first two hours of an annual online buying frenzy. Now in its 10th year, the clamor for deals and discounts known as Singles Day was heralded with characteristic fanfare by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which has turned an unofficial holiday for people without 26

08 November 2018 4:31 AM Gautrain seeks R4bn for new trains

South Africa’s high-speed rail network, Gautrain, is seeking R4bn to increase its number of trains by 50% ahead of a potential expansion to other parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Development Bank of Southern Africa is leading the fundraising, a spokeswoman said in an emailed response to questions on Wednesday. Canada’s Bombardier, CRRC Corp. of China 25

07 November 2018 7:59 PM Concern over China's role in Africa 'hullabaloo,' says AfDB Head

Concern about the abundance of Chinese lending to African nations is overblown, and the country is a good development partner for the world’s poorest continent, says the head of the African Development Bank. China this year surpassed the US and former colonial powers in Europe as the biggest source of funding to African nations. In 2015, Africa received 25

06 November 2018 10:33 AM Rent in world's priciest office market likely to fall in 2019

Rents in the world’s costliest office market, Hong Kong, may fall for the first time in four years as an equities rout weighs on sentiment in the financial hub. Grade-A office rents in Central and Admiralty will decline by about 4% in 2019, Colliers International said in a report. That compares with an estimated gain of 9% this year. Looming interest-rate 34

05 November 2018 7:02 PM UN adds sexual violence as reason for sanctions in Libya

The UN Security Council has authorised action against illicit oil exports from Libya for another six months and added planning and committing sexual and gender-based violence as reasons for sanctions, despite objections from Russia and China. Monday's vote in the UN's most powerful body was 13-0, with Russia and China abstaining. The Netherlands and Sweden 22

04 November 2018 2:54 PM Rose regains No 1 spot with Turkey play-off win

Belek - Justin Rose is the new world number one after overcoming a three-stroke deficit to capture a second straight Turkish Airlines Open with a play-off victory in Belek. Rose, 38 posted a final round four-under par 68 to finish tied after regulation play on 17-under par with China's Haotong Li on the Regnum Caya course. Rose then putted out for a par four at the first 30

04 November 2018 11:21 AM Barty claims WTA Elite Trophy with victory over Wang

Zhuhai - Australia's Ashleigh Barty won the WTA Elite Trophy in China on Sunday, beating home favourite Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-4. The ninth seed imposed herself early in the match in Zhuhai, winning the first four games on her way to taking the first set comfortably. Wang, the 11th seed, fought back in the second, but failed to capitalise on two break points 26

04 November 2018 10:01 AM At least 14 killed in China highway pile-up

Authorities in China say at least 14 people have been killed and 27 injured in a highway pile-up. The accident on Saturday night happened after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station in the northwestern province of Gansu. Last week, 15 people were killed after a bus plunged off a high bridge into China's 55

03 November 2018 10:19 AM Injured Keys pulls out of WTA Elite Trophy semi

Zhuhai - Sixth seed Madison Keys pulled out of the WTA Elite Trophy in China with a knee injury on Saturday. The American was due to play Garbine Muguruza on Saturday evening at the Hengqin International Tennis Center in Zhuhai for a place in Sunday's final. Keys, 23, will be replaced by 26-year-old Wang Qiang, who finished second in their round-robin 20

02 November 2018 5:46 AM Markets LIVE: Rand races to R14.30/$, oil set for biggest weekly loss and global stocks extend gains

Oil is poised for the biggest weekly loss since February on concerns over growing supply at a time when speculation is increasing that US sanctions on Iran won’t cut the OPEC producers' exports to zero. While futures in New York edged higher on Friday on signs of a possible trade deal between the US and China, they’re still on course for a 5.7% weekly 27