Date
23 October 2017

BUSINESS

WORLD

  • Chen Guanming, the Chinese farmer who earned fame by traveling the world on his rickshaw to promote the Olympic spirit, was killed last week in Argentina after being hit by a truck. Chen was on his way to the...
  • The speech delivered by Xi Jinping at the opening of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th congress last week makes it clear that China is preparing itself for a much bigger role on the world stage, and...
  • Two wealthy regions of northern Italy voted overwhelmingly for greater autonomy in referendums that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away. Millions of people...
  • Last week I discussed how the tiny Baltic state of Estonia has become the world’s pioneer in promoting “virtual residency” and a state-sponsored cryptocurrency known as the “Estcoin”. The “e-Residency” program and the “Estcoin” launched by...
  • Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization (WHO) after Western donors and rights groups expressed outrage at his appointment, Reuters reports. Last Wednesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

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