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Irish eBay enjoys soaring profits

In 2013, pre-tax profits after revenue at the Irish arm of eBay Europe rose by 22 per cent, from €46.3 million to €56.6 million last year.

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Bloomingdales and Macy's to open in Abu Dhabi

Both US department stores Macy's and Bloomingdale's are set to open in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, in a 2.3 million sq-ft shopping complex called Al Maryah Central, located on Al Maryah Island.

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Waitrose partners with Hiku to try home scanning

Supermarket Waitrose have entered into a partnership with American start-up brand Hiku – to become the first UK company to try out home scanning.

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Consumer confidence improves globally

American consumer confidence increased in the third quarter this year, and research shows the same world-wide, though it was widely admitted that people felt more positive regarding job prospects than personal service.

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Rakuten to introduce cheap smartphone service in Japan

Japanese e-commerce brand Rakuten Inc has announced it will launch a budget smartphone service that costs roughly a third of the standard monthly fees that Japan’s three main operators charge, in a move that will intensify price competition.

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Founder of Alibaba admits he doesn't shop online

Jack Ma the founder of Chinese e-commerce brand Alibaba has admitted that he doesn't shop online.

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Zara launches on Tmall.com in China

Spanish fashion brand Zara has just launched an online store on the Chinese third-party platform Tmall.com, which is owned by the Alibaba group.

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Puma pulls in sales at Kering

Sportswear brand Puma is regaining strength by helping offset poor sales of Gucci handbags at Kering, the French retail giant.

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New CEO at Luxottica

The largest eyewear brand globally, Luxottica yesterday made a senior Procter & Gamble manager its new co-chief, after two chief executives had left the company within six weeks.

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IKEA to expand online shopping option

Homeware retailer IKEA is currently concentrating on its e-commerce sector, and aiming for increased sales by making its furniture simpler to buy online.

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