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Alibaba boss is worth R278bn

Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, has become China's richest man with a fortune estimated at $25 billion (R278 billion).

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AstraZeneca, Shire fall as US tax move hurts hopes

Shares in drugmakers AstraZeneca and Shire both fell more than 5 percent after the US Treasury took steps to curb “inversion” deals that allow compa... Read Story


China factory activity edges up

China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up some momentum in September even as factory employment slumped to a 5-1/2-year low, a potential source of wor... Read Story

Healthcare shares knock FTSE

Healthcare shares pushed Britain's main equity index lower as new US tax rules dented the takeover appeal of companies such as Shire and Asta ...


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