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US blacklisting of Huawei is failing to halt company’s growth

In the days after the US government said it would bar Huawei Technologies from buying vital American components, the Chinese companys founder, Ren Zhengfei, pulled together an emergency meeting of his top lieutenants at its headquarters in Shenzhen. In a lar…

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Uber unveils flying car

Uber Technologies Inc. is working on a flying car with Hyundai Motor Co., the first automaker to buy into Ubers dream for a network of air taxis dotting the skies of major cities. The two companies outlined their partnership Monday at the CES technology conf…

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Rand edges up after slump on Iran-US tensions

The rand sank against the dollar last week as investors fretted that the killing of Iran’s most prominent military commander by the US could trigger a broader Middle East conflict, prompting them to dump riskier assets. JOHANNESBURG – South Africas rand rebo…

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Just who is Daniel Mminele?

From January 15, Daniel Mminele former deputy governor of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be the group CEO of Absa. This follows his six-month cooling-off period, a requirement in terms of Sarb policy. Absa, the third-largest bank in South Africa,…

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Osteoporosis: Researchers find another possible risk factor

Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world, and it is not possible to change some of the primary risk factors, such as aging. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light, and air pollution appears to be one of them. Os…

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Pension fund, provident fund, retirement annuity

One of the most commonly asked retirement questions is, what is the difference between a pension fund, a provident fund and a retirement annuity fund, according to Walter van der Merwe. The CEO of investment and insurance company Fedgroup Life explains that …

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Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk

A recent study has concluded that exposure to a common pesticide increases the risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. Although the study has limitations, its authors call for urgent follow-up. The study focused on a class of pesticides cal…

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Drug developers take fresh aim at ‘guided-missile’ cancer drugs

These antibody-drug conjugates, or ADCs, from companies including AztraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, are described by researchers as ‘guided missiles’ packing a powerful anti-cancer punch. FRANKFURT/ZURICH – Dozens of drugmakers are conducting human trials fo…

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Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

As cannabis edibles become legal in an increasing number of countries, medical experts are warning people about the possible health risks that these may pose to consumers, as well as their family members. The use of cannabis — for medical and, sometimes, re…

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Changing broadband provider to Virgin Media? It’s a smart idea if you want to bag an incredible broadband + TV deal to kick-start 2020, and if you love a freebie of course. What’s the deal? For only a few more days, customers subscribing to selected Virgin Me…