EPIC EFFORT: A general view of the Game Developers Conference is seen in San Francisco, California, where thousands of game makers share insights in a ceaseless quest to get better at their craft. (Josh Edelson, AFP)
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Rent will gobble up nearly 60% of New Yorkers' income in 2015 with the median cost of an apartment to rise to $2 700 a month, according to a real-estate website.
South Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada on co-operation in mining development, with a particular focus on the junior to mid-tier mining sector.
Asia markets have mostly tracked a retreat on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by a firmer yen and Sydney dipping on disappointing economic growth data.
Wall Street stocks have retreated from record peaks, losing ground after lacklustre US auto sales.
Europe's main stock markets have finished the day lower with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index sliding 0.74% to 6 889.13 points.
German workers last year clocked up the most hours at work since 1992, according to a report by the German Institute for Research into the Labour Market and Careers.
Nigeria's main cities are facing acute gasoline shortages as importers feel the pinch of a plummeting currency, tighter credit lines and unpaid government subsidies.
Britain's blue-chip share index gave up dropping back from record highs, as Glencore and Barclays weighed on the market after earnings releases.