S. Africa Economy Shrank Most in Nine Years as Zuma Era Crumbled

S. Africa Economy Shrank Most in Nine Years as Zuma Era Crumbled

South Africa’s economy shrank the most in nearly a decade during the first quarter, racking up the worst performance of Jacob Zuma’s tenure just as he handed the reins of power to Cyril Ramaphosa. Gross domestic product shrank an annualized 2.2 percent in the first quarter compared with the prior three months, Statistics South Africa […]

Twitter Shares Spike as Investors Prep for S&P 500 Debut

Twitter Shares Spike as Investors Prep for S&P 500 Debut

Twitter Inc. (TWTR) shares spiked in pre-market trading Tuesday after index provider S&P Dow Jones said the social media group would be added to the benchmark S&P 500 later this week. Twitter will replace Monsanto Co. (MON) in the benchmark after the group’s $63.5 billion merger with German chemicals group Bayer AG closes on Thursday […]

SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the SES-12 commercial communications satellite in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday, June 4, 2018. CAPE CANAVERAL, FlORIDA: SpaceX has launched another satellite for a Luxembourg communication company. But it ditched the recycled booster in the Atlantic following liftoff. The Falcon 9 […]

Southeast Asia's plastic 'addiction' blights world's oceans

Southeast Asia's plastic 'addiction' blights world's oceans

BANGKOK (Reuters) – On her lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store with two plastic bags. FILE PHOTO: Fishing boats are seen on a beach covered with plastic waste in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Nguyen Huy Kham/File Photo One holds a Big Gulp soft drink. The other […]

Can Data Determine A Clear Winner of Ramadan Advertising Race?

Can Data Determine A Clear Winner of Ramadan Advertising Race?

Ramadan is the most anticipated season for advertisers in the MENA region. It’s the month when people connect more than ever, but not just with each other. They want to connect with their favorite brands and bond over their favorite shows. This causes a massive increase in social media usage. Facebook alone witnessed an additional […]

Melania Trump will not travel to Singapore summit or G7

Melania Trump will not travel to Singapore summit or G7

Last week Mrs Trump sought to quell speculation about her health. In a tweet the first lady said: “I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing. “Rest assured, I’m here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American […]