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The Monsoon Accessorize Trust continues support for Afghanistan education projects

THE MONSOON Accessorize Trust has been supporting education projects for Afghani women and children over the past two decades — and says it will...
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You want chips with that? Semiconductor shortage hits luxury car market

THE OWNER of Jaguar Land Rover, India’s Tata Motors, has announced a quarterly loss of more than £700m — and says a global semiconductor...
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Ka mate, ka mate! All Blacks in investment firm’s sights

By Hal Williams NEWS OUTLETS are forming a scrum around reports that US tech investment firm Silver Lake intends to acquire a 15 percent stake...
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PPE glove manufacturer to shut half its plants as Covid hits

By Hal Williams IN A BLEAK Covid irony, the world's largest manufacturer of personal protection latex gloves will shut 28 of its factories — because...
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Beijing slams the brakes on Ma’s ‘record’ Ant Group market debut

THE HONG Kong stock exchange has announced that the market debut by Jack Ma’s tech giant Ant Group has been suspended. The Ant Group listings...
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Jack Ma’s Ant Group goes for the world’s biggest IPO

ANT GROUP, Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s mobile payment and tech firm, hopes to raise more than $34bn in the world’s biggest IPO. That would break...
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Job-loss fears as UK’s Arm Holdings is sold to Nvidia

JAPAN’S Softbank is selling the UK’s Arm Holdings, whose technology powers most smartphones, to American chip company Nvidia. The California-headquartered firm, known for its gaming...
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Clock is ticking, and TikTok’s future hangs in the balance

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH TIKTOK must shore-up a deal to offload its US operations before a divest-or-depart deadline set by US President Donald Trump. The name...
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Active Capital Reinsurance — pioneer emerges from pandemic stronger, and set...

DESPITE the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Active Capital Reinsurance (Active RE) has seen continued global expansion and diversification. The company's team has been faced...
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New tech index is launched on Hong Kong stock market

A SHARE INDEX for Chinese technology giants, the Hang Seng Tech, has been launched on Hong Kong's stock market. Companies on the list include internet...