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Jack Ma v. Bill Gates: Does Africa need another benevolent billionaire?

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United must make Champions League to boost coffers

The club's revenue for the three months to December 31 fell nearly 20% because of a £39-million drop in broadcasting income

Clerics, credit, jingoism: Saudi Aramco casts IPO net

The world's most profitable company is seeking to raise around $25-billion from its much-delayed IPO

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

On July 1, Shanghai launched China's most ambitious garbage separation and recycling programme ever

Jumia, Africa’s e-unicorn?

The company may have more than four million customers, but it has not yet made a profit

‘Xi cult’ app is China’s red hot hit

A propaganda app that puts China's powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone's pockets has become a hit in the country

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces plans to retire at 54

Alibaba's co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy

Chinese company joins race to steer self-driving cars

​China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is steering resources towards driverless car technology

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