Apple shares fall amid reports of iPhone ban by Chinese government
08 September 2023 | 4:18 pm
Apple's market value has tumbled by some $200 billion in the wake of reports that Beijing has banned iPhones among government employees. We take a closer look. Also, Chinese car manufacturers make inroads into the European market, and New York City cracks down on Airbnb.
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