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WTO Hopeful Economist Okonjo-Iweala Balances Nigeria, U.S. Citizenships

By Bryce Baschuk Nationality takes on greater scrutiny in era of protectionism Eight candidates are vying to run the world’s trade referee Harvard-educated and longtime World Bank economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is bidding to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization under a nomination from her...

U.S., Uk, Norway welcome Sudan peace deal, urge followup actions

By Harrison Arubu New York, Aug. 31, 2020 The U.S., UK and Norway have welcome the peace agreement between the transitional government of Sudan and rebel groups. The deal, signed in neighbouring South Sudan on Monday, seeks to end 17 years of conflict in western...

China and Russia ditch dollar in move towards ‘financial alliance’

Greenback’s share of neighbours’ trade falls below 50% for first time

Israel describes UN rejection of Iran arms embargo as ‘disgrace’

Tel Aviv, Aug. 15, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Israel on Saturday described the UN Security Council’s rejection of a U.S. proposal to extend the arms embargo on Iran as “a disgrace”. “Instead of allowing the terrorist regime in Tehran to acquire deadly weapons, the council should impose...

GOP, Dems fight over U.S. Postal Service underscores challenges it faces

Washington, Aug. 15, 2020 (tca/dpa/Naija247news) The current stand-off between President Donald Trump and Congress about the U.S. Postal Service is rekindling a long-standing debate. The debate is abouth to overhaul the postal service, which is delivering more packages from online shoppers, but not enough letters...

Trump slap ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell US TikTok operations

President also ramps up pressure on Chinese tech by ending waiver allowing sales to Huawei

Facebook slams Apple over refusal to waive 30% fee on new paid online events feature

Facebook on Friday took a shot at Apple, saying the company will only be able to pay small businesses a portion of sales from a new paid online events feature because of the iOS App Store’s policies. As a result, Facebook said it would...

Apple’s Epic App Store encounter

TikTok staff to challenge Trump, SEC probes iQiyi, Galaxy Watch 3 reviews

Tencent Music revenue jumps 18%, beats estimates as fears for Trump’s delisting rises

New York, Aug.11, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) (TME.N) said on Tuesday its quarterly revenue leaped 18%, beating Wall Street estimates as it puts more music for streaming behind its paywall and grew its paid subscriber base by more than half. The...

Beijing warns U.S. of consequences of demanding sale of TikTok to U.S. coy

Beijing, Aug. 4, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) Beijing has urged Washington to refrain from setting an example that other countries could follow against U.S. businesses by demanding that Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok be sold to a U.S. corporation. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday...
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