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How China's Tech Empire Is Being Used To Gather Data On Its Citizens

For decades, it felt like every product tag read “Made in China.” The country’s dominance of the global export manufacturing sector in the post-Mao era was staggering, filling homes the world over with cheaply assembled hats, lighters, and bobbleheads.<p>But as a country’s economy grows, so do labor …

Kenya's $13 billion railway project is taking shape

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been billed as the most ambitious project in Kenya since it gained independence in 1963.<p>Now, the first section of the east African nation's $13.8 billion railway is nearly finished.<p>Originally planned to link Mombasa and Nairobi, the decision was made to extend the line to the market …

Africa

Alibaba pours a total of $1B into Southeast Asia e-commerce platform Lazada

Alibaba just took a big step in its Southeast Asian expansion journey. The company said today that it has pumped a total investment of about $1 billion into Lazada, in a deal that makes it the e-commerce platform’s controlling shareholder.<p>This includes $500 million in newly-issued equity capital, …

South-east Asia

Labor Unrest Grows in China, Even in the Historic Heartlands of Revolution

The propaganda poster is one of the most iconic in the People’s Republic of China. Based on a painting by Liu Chunhua commissioned during the …

Alternatives to China’s 3Q GDP paint a stabilizing economy

It should not be surprising that China’s government said today third quarter gross domestic product rose by 6.9%, just a hair below the stated first …

Yahoo's CEO missed her chance to rethink parental leave

Over the past week, blogosphere and Twittersphere have been alive with commentary about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s pregnancy and her plans to take a …

China market slump: Shares end lower despite rate cut

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1189000/1189186_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532477119_59bd760ebd3ce41015e69cab5ff9c252<p><b>Chinese shares have closed lower despite a fresh rate cut by the central bank.</b><p>The mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite fell 1.27% to 2,927.29, …

Women at all levels of UK companies are paid less than men

It’s old hat now that women are paid less than men, even if they’re at the very top of their industry. The latest confirmation comes from data in the UK showing that women in senior management or at director level in the country earn 11% less than their male counterparts, and are awarded with …

Women's News

Week Ahead: Greed And Fear As Greece, China, Yellen, Earnings Test Markets

FRANKFURT – Dog days of summer? We wish. There is so much potentially seismic activity in global markets this coming week that it is hard to keep track.<p>The high rollers of the global financial system are at the table and they are all holding cards that could shake the foundations of markets and …

Beijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target Chinese

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China's embassy in Turkey has issued a travel warning to its citizens after some tourists were "attacked and harassed" during anti-Chinese protests in Istanbul.<p>The Chinese and Turkish governments are at odds over China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group …

An 'enemy of the internet' has been hacked

The (ironically-named) Hacking Team is an Italian security firm with a history of supplying surveillance technology to governments around the world, including some unpleasant regimes. It’s now been hacked itself.<p>As CSO Online reports, the source of the hack isn’t clear yet, but a torrent file with …

No deal for Greece, creditors; top-level talks resume Saturday

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to either avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil.<p>Euro zone finance ministers ended their …

Europe

Carl Icahn makes $1.9bn from Netflix in just three years

Billionaire investor paid an average of $58 a share for Netflix stock in 2012. It closed at $678.61 on Wedensday<p>Carl Icahn has sold the last of his stake in Netflix, making $1.9bn from the film streaming company in just three years.<p>The billionaire investor paid an average of $58 a share for Netflix …

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer gets grilling from shareholders

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said Wednesday at the company’s annual shareholders meeting that she wants the tech giant to be known as a “guide to the World Wide Web.”<p>But she has her work cut out for her in the eyes of some company shareholders.<p>A presenter for shareholder proposals at the meeting …

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It has been a terrible week for China stocks

Chinese investors have been shaken from their state of prolonged euphoria this week by worries over the strength of the country's remarkable stocks rally.<p>While the Shanghai Composite gained 2.3% on Friday, the benchmark index has suffered from a series of white-knuckle drops in recent days. The …

China Wants to Build the World's Biggest Airport Terminal

Yet another airport puts LaGuardia to shame<p>That last-minute dash to the gate could soon become a marathon for some passengers in China. Beijing International Airport announced that it is building the world's biggest terminal, one that will cover 7.5 million square feet and handle 125,000 people …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Noting slower growth, Fed keeps interest rates on hold

The Federal Reserve has downgraded its assessment of the economy after a winter in which growth nearly stopped. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.<p>On a day when the government said the economy barely grew in the January-March quarter, the Fed appeared no closer to …

News now mostly read on cell phones

There's probably a good chance that you're reading this on your cell phone. The latest findings from Pew Research Center seem to indicate as much, anyway.<p>The center published its annual "State of the News Media" report early Wednesday, aiming to provide a clearer portrait of an industry that …