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Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales hit $30 billion, on track for record

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales hit $30 billion, on track for record

Published 11/11/2019

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz crossed the $30 [more…]

Factbox: China’s love of e-commerce powers Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

Factbox: China’s love of e-commerce powers Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

Published 11/11/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual [more…]

For U.S. diplomats, public impeachment hearings could be catharsis and maybe a circus

For U.S. diplomats, public impeachment hearings could be catharsis and maybe a circus

Published 10/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the first day of November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff [more…]

White House official says he heard U.S. envoy push for investigation of Bidens

White House official says he heard U.S. envoy push for investigation of Bidens

Published 09/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An official on the White House’s National Security Council said he heard the U.S. ambassador to the European Union explicitly press Ukrainian [more…]

Attack on Canadian miner in Burkina Faso threatens gold’s final frontier

Attack on Canadian miner in Burkina Faso threatens gold’s final frontier

Published 08/11/2019

NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) - As jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from [more…]

Saudi Aramco kick-starts what could be world’s biggest IPO, offers scant details

Saudi Aramco kick-starts what could be world’s biggest IPO, offers scant details

Published 04/11/2019

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, announcing its intention to float [more…]

U.S. lawmakers hear from ‘corroborating’ witness in Trump impeachment probe

U.S. lawmakers hear from ‘corroborating’ witness in Trump impeachment probe

Published 27/10/2019

(Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Saturday he did not know whether President Donald Trump had withheld aid for Ukraine to force [more…]

Fallout from Trump’s trade wars felt by economies around the world

Fallout from Trump’s trade wars felt by economies around the world

Published 21/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The collateral damage of the United States’ trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of [more…]

Wall Street Week Ahead: Tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

Wall Street Week Ahead: Tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

Published 21/10/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Technology companies, which make up the largest swath of the U.S. stock market, are expected to post a nearly 8% drop [more…]

Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

Published 17/10/2019

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he [more…]