Rescuers cheered yesterday after hearing faint signs of life - tapping noises, and possibly shouting - from inside a flooded Chinese coal mine where 153 workers have been trapped for more than five days.
A New Zealand dairy empire is the target of what is thought to be the biggest farm purchase by an overseas buyer, as a Hong Kong company is reported to be offering $1.5 billion.
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China overtook Germany as the world's top exporter after December exports jumped 17.7% for their first increase in 14 months, data showed Sunday, in another sign of China's rise as a global economic force.
China's premier today pledged $US10 billion ($NZ14.05 billion) in low interest loans to African nations over the next three years and said Beijing would cancel the government debts of some of the poorest of those countries.