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Fin24.com | Huawei raps staff for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

Fin24.com | Huawei raps staff for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

Shanghai – Chinese telecom giant Huawei has punished two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company‘s official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch rival Apple, an internal memo showed. Huawei dislodged Apple last year from its position as the world‘s second biggest smartphone-seller, below global number one Samsung. But in a public relations gaffe, the […]

Fin24.com | World‘s most-prized fish sold for R43 million at Tokyo auction

Fin24.com | World‘s most-prized fish sold for R43 million at Tokyo auction

One of the world’s most expensive fish just got pricier. A 278-kilogram bluefin tuna sold for $3.1m (R43m) at a Tokyo fish market Saturday. The record price – which equates to about $5 000 a pound – is more than double the previous high set in 2013, according to Masayuki Fukuda, an official in charge of trading operations at the […]

Fin24.com | UK economy shows signs of Brexit strain in first week of 2019

Fin24.com | UK economy shows signs of Brexit strain in first week of 2019

The first week of the new year brought a slew of bleak reports for the U.K. economy, highlighting the scale of the challenges to come as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. Data Friday showed the housing market had its worst 12 months since 2013 last year, consumers remained reticent about borrowing and a gauge of services, the largest […]

Fin24.com | Mining world watches as Congo counts votes for next leader

Fin24.com | Mining world watches as Congo counts votes for next leader

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in uncharted waters as the nation awaits election results marking the end of President Joseph Kabila’s rule. One thing is certain: the mining world is watching closely. Congo, which held , is one of the world’s most important but difficult mining jurisdictions. Companies including Glencore, Barrick Gold and China Molybdenum have major operations in […]

Fin24.com | Heathrow, Gatwick investing in anti-drone technology

Fin24.com | Heathrow, Gatwick investing in anti-drone technology

London – Britain‘s two biggest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, are investing in anti-drone technology following severe disruption at Gatwick caused by drone sightings in the run-up to Christmas, spokesmen said on Friday. The British army was deployed to London Gatwick on December 20 after the airport grounded all flights, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded over some of the […]

Fin24.com | Apple‘s woes – not its gadgets – overshadow tech’s trade show

Fin24.com | Apple‘s woes – not its gadgets – overshadow tech’s trade show

Apple won’t be placing a giant booth at the big CES tech trade show starting Sunday in Las Vegas, but its recent sales warning – and the country it blamed for the shortfall – will undoubtedly be the talk of the show. Typically, Apple casts a shadow over CES due to anticipation for the iPhone maker’s next product, competitors racing […]

Ryanair named worst short-haul airline for sixth year in row

Ryanair named worst short-haul airline for sixth year in row

Passengers gave the Dublin-based carrier the lowest possible rating when it comes to boarding, seat comfort, refreshments and cabin environment, according to a survey. This left it with an overall customer score of just 40% in the Which? poll that questioned 7,901 people based on 12,459 flying experiences. Of those who said there was one airline which they would never […]