APRNEWS - Chinese President Xi Jinping declared Wednesday there was “no clash” of civilisations and denounced racial supremacy as “stupid” amid tensions with the United States and concerns over Beijing’s rising global power.
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APRNEWS - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Tuesday he expected to see significant progress in trade talks with Chinese officials this week and that U.S. charges against telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd were a separate issue.
APRNEWS - Zambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover $6-10 billion debt, noting the utility was never provided as collateral and its debt to Beijing was only $3.1 billion.
APRNEWS - Zimbabweans on Thursday took to the streets, protesting against the prevailing economic crisis that has led to the shortage of basic goods including fuel.
The protest, was the first anti-government demonstration since the post-election violence on August 1, which claimed the lives of six people.
REUTERS - Oil prices fell on Friday to their lowest this year, on course for their biggest one-month decline since late 2014 when OPEC opted to pump as much crude as it could to gain market share and sent prices on a near-unbroken two-year slide.
APRNEWS - The United States has accused China of failing to change its "unfair" trade practices, highlighting persistent tensions between the economic giants ahead of a planned meeting between their presidents.
APRNEWS - 10 Reasons to invest in South Africa includes a developed first world economic infrastructure and a growing emerging market.
The investment potential lies in its diversity of sectors and industries. South Africa is also a major trading nation, exporting and importing billions worth of goods every year. It is a gateway to African markets.
REUTERS - The European Union needs a strategic relationship with Turkey, including in defense matters, and should modernize its post-Cold War relations with Russia, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.
REUTERS - Pressures mounted on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as lawmakers summoned him to answer questions on weak economic growth and rising prices, but the parliament was not convinced by his answers and referred the case to the judiciary.
REUTERS - Oil prices rose on Monday on worries over supply after tensions worsened between Iran and the United States, while some offshore workers began a 24-hour strike on three oil and gas platforms in the British North Sea.