MOBILE ON THE MOVE: Visitors gather at the Samsung stand during the opening day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Fin24's Gareth van Zyl will be keeping users up to date with all the latest news. (Josep Lago, AFP)
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Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is to start making chocolate and ice-cream at her state-of-the-art dairy this month, according to a report.
Rubybox.co.za, a division of Media24, has announced the management-led buyout of the division from Media24.
Eurozone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece, says Spain's economy minister, but EU officials say there were no such talks.
German retail sales have posted their biggest gain in two years in January as higher wages, economic optimism and low oil prices boosted domestic demand.
The most important US agricultural delegation to visit Cuba has begun, hoping to urge the US Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.
The dollar has slipped following mixed US data, but it was sitting near a two-year high against China's yuan after Beijing cut interest rates.
Shares in Sharp have tumbled nearly 10% on news that the struggling electronics maker plans to request aid from two main lenders.
Asian equities have stuttered in early trade after healthy gains in the previous session attracted profit-takers, offsetting a strong lead from Wall Street.