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Alibaba’s payments arm Ant Group, which has most recently been valued at $150 billion, has announced its long-awaited public offering with a dual listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Alibaba’s payments arm Ant Group, which has most recently been valued at $150 billion (€131 billion), has announced its long-awaited public offering w(...)

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has cut his stake in the company over the past year to 4.8 per cent from 6.2 per cent, cashing out around $8.2 billion at (...)

It is not the first time Bono has sought to influence public policy in the state. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

U2 frontman Bono lobbied the government in recent weeks to establish a “broad-based, special housing policy task force,” according to public records f(...)

Video posted on social media over the weekend showed people of African descent being evicted from homes and hotels, sleeping rough and being refused service in shops. Photograph: EPA/Alex PlavevskI

Sino-African relations have been plunged into crisis after African officials reacted furiously to allegations that their nationals were being routinel(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in is pictured  in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA.

Bono has continued his efforts to secure more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Irish health workers by writing to the South Korean president Mo(...)

Bono felt a musical response by the band to Covid-19 was not the right response. ‘I just don’t think this is the moment for U2 to be doing a sort of Kumbaya thing. It just doesn’t feel right for me – it feels like a time for action rather than words,” he says. File photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

One Saturday afternoon early last month, the Minister for Finance telephoned the rock star. Paschal Donohoe’s call led, some time later, to Bono beco(...)

The Aer Lingus flight carrying equipment from China arrives at Dublin Airport. Photo: Tom Honan

The first Aer Lingus flight to China to collect a batch of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Irish health service arrived in Dublin on Sunda(...)

 Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio  holding a press conference with a limited number  of reporters  at the Farnesina Palace in Rome. Photograph:  EPA/Ettore Ferrari

It was a black Thursday in Italy. The country was in lockdown. Coronavirus deaths were soaring. Hospitals were overwhelmed, with more patients than av(...)

The Google old days: Google founders Sergey Brin (R) and Larry Page pictured in 2004. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The most remarkable thing about the abrupt exit of Google’s co-founders from the top of the tech giant they spent 21 years building was how low-key it(...)

China’s richest man and  founder of Alibaba  Jack Ma. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File

Alibaba, China’s most valuable public tech company, will mark its 20th birthday on Tuesday with a rite of succession: its founder Jack Ma will retire (...)

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