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Meet the secretive billionaire who toppled Apple in China


Duan Yongping is convinced Tim Cook didn’t have a clue who he was when they first met a couple years ago. 

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Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth and his partners have been granted a banking licence, allowing them to enter the lucrative lending business.
Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth and his partners have been granted a banking licence, allowing them to enter the lucrative lending business.
When Spain’s fifth-largest bank failed this month, Banco Santander swooped in to the rescue, and regulators breathed easy. They should have been scared.
Companies that market to older Americans choose their celebrity spokesmen or spokeswomen with an eye toward the sensibilities of retirees.
Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has introduced a new system for detecting and destroying drone aircraft.
OTTAWA - NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill. National ......
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey from cutting down nearly 15,000 trees to make way for a solar farm to power the park has been dismissed. A Superio
It's happening right now at great local restaurants including Joule, Lionhead, Little Uncle and Mean Sandwich. Eat more little fish — it's the right (and the delicious) thing to do!
The first of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft has been deliver to the Royal Air Force of Oman in a ceremony held on Wednesday.
A long-awaited community benefits agreement removes what looks like the final political hurdle so the Gordie Howe International Bridge can be built.             
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government. Gemma Hickey has filed an application with
The group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, met with Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, on Thursday to discuss the issue to no avail.
OTTAWA - Even once reforms proposed by the Trudeau government were in place, Canada would only sit 46th on a list of global freedom-of-information rankings — sandwiched between Peru and ...
The ride-hailing service made its CEO walk the plank, but will that be enough to make for a smooth ride? Please vote and stay for the top links and haiku.
The European Union and Japan are close to an agreement that would bring together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy.
U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After flipping from modest losses to gains, the Standard & Poor's 500 i
The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2s have completed their retrofitting with the Modified Target Acquisition System weapons turret.
Deemed exports refer to the transactions in which the goods supplied do not leave the country and the payment for such supplies is received either in Indian currency or in free foreign exchange.
Here's a post-Draft look at how team's needs changed and how it could impact the future home of the biggest NBA free agents on the market.
Palace Station’s train theme has been disappearing as renovations have been underway at the casino since last fall.
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Friday, with the Nasdaq set to post its first weekly gain in three weeks, helped by gains in technology stocks and a rebound in oil pr
The central bank’s action was an example of how Britain’s vote to leave the E.U. could force a realignment of financial markets.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million Iowa ja
A group of Republican Senators may have tricked President Trump into pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.
Debt-ridden Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar has shelved the plan to sell power business to group firm Lalitpur Power Generation Company for about Rs 1,200 crore, even as its lenders have initiated resolution
A US-Arab lobby is working to convince the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) against its will to put a notice on Iran on halt, a source familiar with Iran’s negotiations with the FATF told ISNA news
A legal challenge by alcohol distributors over who could transport recreational marijuana between cultivation facilities and dispensaries looked as though it might push back the state’s goal of
SpaceX’s plan to launch the first Bulgarian satellite into space will still give it another go despite a slightly later time now set this afternoon. The company has pushed back by an hour the launch o
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is not prepared for the coming demographic time bomb that will see about a third of residents reach age 65 or older within ...
A group of Democratic senators obtained call scripts from companies collecting overdue tax debt and found what they said were a range of abuses.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both voiced support on Friday for a more robust European approach to trade, saying the bloc must respond if other countries block a
Detroit will spend the $48 million on neighborhood redevelopment, job training and health monitoring for residents             
TORONTO - CIBC closed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp on Friday, securing its foothold in the U.S. where CEO Victor Dodig said the bank hopes to one day generate a ...
The bank has been able to avoid the problems in power, infra and other sensitive sectors, Vishwavir Ahuja, MD CEO, RBL Bank.

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