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GLOBAL

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand's Telecom becomes bright Spark

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's largest telecommunications carrier, Telecom Corp., has changed its name to Spark, saying the re-branding will better reflect its expanding activities in the digital age.

11 Aug 2014

NEW ZEALAND

Fletcher profits up from N.Z. construction

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand's largest listed company Fletcher Building posted a 76% rise in annual profit on Wednesday (21 August) as strong growth in the country's construction sector offset weakness in Australia.

23 Aug 2013

NEW ZEALAND

Internet threatened says Dotcom's lawyers

WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND: Lawyers for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom accused the US government on Wednesday (8 May) of launching a flawed prosecution against their client with "frightening" implications for all Internet users.

8 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Asia-Pacific region drives Aspen's revenue growth

SA's biggest drug manufacturer Aspen Pharmacare expects its Asia-Pacific business to generate the biggest share of the company's revenue by the end of the year‚ its chief executive Stephen Saad said at the release of its interim results for the six months to December.

By Tamar Kahn 8 Mar 2013