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Burberry sales rallied by almost a third in the three months to September 30 from a year earlier, as slumping sterling made it cheaper for overseas shoppers to dash to London to buy luxury goods | ©
Burberry sees UK sales sparkle on Brexit-hit pound

LONDON - Luxury fashion giant Burberry, famed for its designer handbags and trenchcoats, said Tuesday that British sales have soared since the Brexit vote as tourists took advantage of the plunging pound...

19 Oct 2016

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Amazon seeking 120,000 seasonal workers

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: US online giant Amazon on Thursday announced that it plans to hire 120,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected crush of holiday shopping...

14 Oct 2016

UNITED STATES

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Coke, Pepsi fund health groups ... but fight them too: study

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola and Pepsi have given millions of dollars to health organisations while quietly fighting anti-obesity measures such as taxes on soft drinks...

14 Oct 2016

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Amazon launches full on-demand music streaming service in US

NEW YORK - Online giant Amazon launched an expanded on-demand music streaming service in the US on Wednesday, taking on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music with a cut-price offer for users of its Echo speakers...

13 Oct 2016

UNITED STATES

Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader
Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader

NEW YORK - Amazon on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded Kindle, aiming to boost its e-reader sales with a thinner, lighter device at a low price...

23 Jun 2016

SWEDEN

Cool spring chills H&M profits
Cool spring chills H&M profits

STOCKHOLM - Swedish fashion brand Hennes and Mauritz said on Wednesday an unusually cool European spring kept shoppers away, depressing profits in the three months to May...

22 Jun 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers
BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers

BT has announced that it is working with Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for shoppers in Italy...

15 Jun 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers
BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers

BT has announced that it is working with Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for shoppers in Italy...

15 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

US retail sales rise a tick more than expected in May
US retail sales rise a tick more than expected in May

WASHINGTON - US consumers spent slightly more than expected in May after a strong surge in retail sales the prior month, official data showed Tuesday...

15 Jun 2016

HONG KONG S.A.R.

Lancome faces growing anger and protests in Hong Kong
Lancome faces growing anger and protests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Cosmetics giant Lancome closed some of its outlets in Hong Kong Wednesday as protesters gathered at a major mall after the company cancelled a concert featuring a local singer critical of China...

9 Jun 2016

INDIA

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Jeff Bezos, (R), CEO of Amazon, is presented with the 2016 USIBC Global Leadership Award by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, DC.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos bets on India with $3bn investment

NEW DELHI - Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has pledged to invest $3 billion in India, in a big bet on the growth of online shopping in the fast-growing South Asian economy...

9 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Walmart to partner with Uber, Lyft on delivery
Walmart to partner with Uber, Lyft on delivery

WASHINGTON - Walmart announced plans to team up with Uber and Lyft on a pilot grocery delivery program, in a fresh challenge by the US retail giant to Amazon...

6 Jun 2016

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