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HONG KONG: A shop selling the virtual Bitcoin currency opened in Hong Kong amid fresh concerns grew in Asia over the currency's viability and security.
4 Mar 2014 06:27
WASHINGTON, US US retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a "profoundly positive impact on the health of our country."
6 Feb 2014 11:40
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: It's all about money... While online shopping and banking is growing and growing, financial transactions are top Internet security concern, says Kaspersky Lab.
23 Jan 2014 12:10
HONG KONG: A bottle of malt whisky has gone under the hammer in Hong Kong for the record-breaking sum of HK$4.9m (US$628,205), an auction house says.
21 Jan 2014 10:31
LONDON, UK: Tesco said that group sales dripped by 3.2% during the all-important Christmas trading period, dealing a fresh blow to Britain's biggest retailer.
10 Jan 2014 06:26
LAS VEGAS, USA: People wishing to be techno-chic and who have a few thousand dollars to spare can sport outfits that change color on a whim.
10 Jan 2014 05:56
NEW YORK, USA: Crocs Inc announced that the Blackstone Group is making a $200m investment that will give it preferred stock and a 13% stake in the US-based shoe company.
31 Dec 2013 07:35
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Police in the Philippine capital have banned the wearing of caps in shopping malls to stop criminals concealing their identity from security cameras.
27 Dec 2013 07:15
LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.
24 Dec 2013 06:47
PARIS, FRANCE: A huge collection of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion owned by the model who inspired Yves Saint Laurent's famous "Le Smoking" tuxedo went under the hammer on Monday (14 October) in Paris.
16 Oct 2013 08:47
THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Anglo-Dutch food and cosmetics company Unilever, seen as a bellwether for global consumer spending, warned on Tuesday (1 October) of slowdown in sales growth brought on by weakened demand in emerging markets.
2 Oct 2013 09:07
MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish textile company Inditex, owner of global fashion brand Zara, reported a slight rise in profits in the first half of 2013 on Wednesday, 18 September, saying it had made a solid start to sales in the second half.
19 Sep 2013 08:04
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