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European shares have fallen, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their worst month in four years, plagued by sliding Chinese stocks.
Demand for computers is at record lows in the Middle East and Africa, according to research firm the International Data Corporation.
China’s stocks have extended the biggest two-month tumble since 2008 amid growing concern that government intervention to prop up the market will fail.
Fears over the health of the Chinese economy have kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus.
Chinese stocks have tumbled again, leading Asian bourses lower as uncertainty over US interest rates revived fears of a broader global economic slowdown.
Oil prices have fallen in Asia, coming under pressure as dealers took profits from huge gains in the previous session and tried to gauge the outlook for the US economy.
Smart Palm trees harness the sun's energy to allow people to look up city information, access free Wi-Fi, and charge their phones.
Some good news in a bleak week is that South Africa came in second, behind Kenya, in a digital and financial inclusion report by the US think-tank Brookings.