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Foreign brands under attack in China for ‘misleading shoppers’

The China Economic Daily praised the market regulator for "catching the lying Canada goose across the Pacific".

Amazon CEO unveils 55,000 tech jobs in first hiring push under his watch

That’s equal to more than a third of Google’s headcount as of June 30, and close to all of Facebook’s.

Australia considering new laws for Apple, Google, WeChat digital wallets

An Australian report recommended the government be given the power to designate tech companies as payment providers, cla...

Retailers agree to extend Bangladeshi garment workers’ safety pact

The original agreement, known as the Bangladesh Accord, was due to expire on Aug 31.

EBay forecasts revenue below estimates as shoppers venture out

Customers turned to e-commerce platforms during the coronavirus pandemic as they were home-bound for months at a stretch

Alibaba suspends staff, launches probe after sexual assault allegation

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Square to buy Afterpay for $39 billion as buy now, pay later booms

Afterpay has been the bellwether of the niche online payments sector which burst into the mainstream last year.

Amazon sales growth slows in tame start to Jassy’s tenure as CEO

Amazon expects sales growth to slow in the next few quarters as customers venture more outside the home.

Sweden’s Klarna buys influencer marketing platform

Klarna said Stockholm-based APPRL, which helps content creators and retailers cooperate, was the latest addition to its ...

Salesforce has ambitious plans for Slack after US$27.7 billion buyout

The US antitrust regulators cleared the deal this week, allowing the creation of a stronger challenger to Microsoft.

Insight: How stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines

"I've seen grown men cry," says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in more than seven months and is...

South African retailers looted, trashed as violence engulfs country

Poverty has been exacerbated by severe social and economic restrictions aimed at blocking the spread of Covid-19.

France investigates Zara, Uniqlo for concealing crimes against humanity

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into four fashion retailers suspected of concealing crimes against human...

Apple banks on physical stores as economies reopen, retail chief says

For Apple, the answer is keeping what helped it through the pandemic, and doubling down on its pre-pandemic strategy of ...
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Amazon, Apple most valuable brands but China’s rising – Kantar survey

Amazon and Apple are the world’s most valuable brands but Chinese brands are rising up the leaders list and are more val...

Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Merchandise in the online shop will be "carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products," the company sai...

Amazon launches Pharmacy subscription offer in US

Customers can pay as low as $1 per month for select medications, including drugs to treat diabetes and blood pressure, a...

Amazon, Facebook targeted by historic G7 deal

Hundreds of billions of dollars could flow into cash-strapped governments by a minimum global corporate tax rate.

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