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DR Congo revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom

Kinshasa - As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal.

Sports platform evolves Blockchain based infrastructure

The sports site Sportco has developed a schema to reward its regular readers. A blockchain-based algorithm will measure the involvement and influence of individual readers upon the other readers and issue rewards.

Economists call for overhaul of eurozone fiscal rules

Paris - Leading economists from France and Germany on Wednesday called for new fiscal rules for the eurozone and the creation of an independent watchdog to help to make the single currency more resilient against crises in the future.

French brace for 'massive' imports of South American beef

Sainte-c - Cedric Mandin, who raises some 800 Charolais cows with his brother in France's Vendee region, is the fourth generation of his family to own their farm, and he fears he will be the last.

Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order

Mexico - Airbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news Tuesday that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion.

Sweet deal: Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero for $2.8 bn

Geneva - Nestle said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero for CHF 2.7 billion ($2.8 billion/2.3 billion euros) in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio.

China economy beat expectations in 2017: AFP survey

Bejing - China's economy exceeded Beijing's annual growth target in 2017, analysts said in an AFP survey, overcoming the government's battles against massive debt and pollution-spewing factories.The world's second largest economy expanded 6.

As coal declines, renewables take over U.S. electrical generation

Renewable energy appeared to be a huge winner in the U.S. in 2017, with the latest figures showing that solar and wind power represented 94.7 percent of the net new electricity capacity.

Oil hovers near $70 highs while U.S. and Canada output increases

Oil prices started the week just below $70 on Monday, pressured by a rising U.S. rig count, even as the price of crude continues to hover near record three-year highs.

UK govt keeps 'close eye' on struggling firm Carillion

London - The British government is keeping a "very close eye" on construction and outsourcing group Carillion, a senior minister said Sunday, amid reports it could go into administration within days.

Designing custom and state of the art blockchain: Interview Special

ExeBlock Technology Corp. develop blockchain programming for both companies and themselves. Shortly company intends to launch their first decentralized app (Dapp) called EXE 50/50 which is a white label solution for 50/50 draws.

BankMobile, aiming to make banking affordable: Interview Special

BankMobile is the largest technology-enabled bank in the U.S. in terms of number of consumer checking accounts, and its popularity is growing. To find out why this is we spoke with Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder of BankMobile.

How Algebraix Data aims to give consumers their data rights back Special

Algebraix Data is a company that is taking on Internet giants like Facebook, with the aim of giving consumers their data rights back. Digital Journal caught up with Charlie Silver, CEO of Algebraix Data.

Fintech is targeting millennials using AI

Millennials as a demographic are seen as technology savvy, but not particularly active investors. Fintech firms are targeting millennials using new technologies to tap into an otherwise underserved market.

Carrier plant Trump made campaign deal with lays off more workers

Over 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 trumpeting his deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.

Digital transformation should be about service improvement

The Australian government has been criticized for using digital transformation purely as a vehicle for cutting jobs rather than seeking to improve services for the public good.

Walmart announces closing of dozens of Sam's Club stores

Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country, laying off thousands of employees, on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers.

China's global trade surplus falls, but grows with US

Bejing - Chinese exports and imports picked up steam last year thanks to strong global demand, data showed Friday, but its surplus with the United States, a sensitive issue with Donald Trump, widened.Exports expanded 7.9 percent while imports soared 15.

Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 bn on back of US tax reform

New York - Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Thursday unveiled a plan to invest $1 billion in a Michigan assembly plant and offer bonuses to tens of thousands of employees, saying the measures were possible because of US tax reform.
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