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Australia's Westfield offloads five US malls

Australian shopping centre giant Westfield Corp. said Monday it has offloaded five US malls for US$1.1 billion to divest non-core assets.

Australia's Westfield offloads five US malls
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Laughing gas goes on sale in Ust-Kamenogorsk in eastern Kazakhstan

Quite an unusual advertisement has appeared in Ust-Kamenogorsk city. It offers the city residents to buy cans of laughing gas that causes feeling of euphoria.

Laughing gas goes on sale in Ust-Kamenogorsk in eastern Kazakhstan
Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple
Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

Apple broke its sales record for an opening weekend of a new iPhone model, delivering 10 million in three days and boasting it could have sold more.

Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple
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Mother sentenced to 8 years of prison for selling her children in Kazakhstan

A specialized district court of South Kazakhstan Oblast sentenced the 27 y.o. mother who sold four of her children.

Mother sentenced to 8 years of prison for selling her children in Kazakhstan
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World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia

Sales of flat panel televisions across Southeast Asia rose sharply in May as demand soared in the football-crazy region ahead of the World Cup, a report said.

World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia
Mi-171E helicopter. ©newbur.ru
Russia to supply helicopters to Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters company will supply helicopters to Kazakhstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations in 2015.

Russia to supply helicopters to Kazakhstan
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No alcohol sales after 9pm in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has banned alcohol sales between 9 p.m. and noon.

No alcohol sales after 9pm in Kazakhstan
©Reuters//Leonhard Foeger
Amazon.com 'not optimistic' about Hachette book deal

Online commerce titan Amazon.com on Tuesday said it doubted that it would soon bury the hatchet with book publisher Hachette.

Amazon.com 'not optimistic' about Hachette book deal
©Reuters/Toru Hanai
PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales

Sony's PlayStation 4 led a surge in console sales that lifted the US video game market in April, said figures released Thursday by market research firm NPD Group.

PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales
©Reuters/Yuriko Nakao
Tokyo to ban sales of incest comic to minors

The Tokyo government is to ban sales to children of a manga comic that depicts incestuous relationships, an official said Tuesday, the first time expanded rules on sexual content have been invoked.

Tokyo to ban sales of incest comic to minors
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Kazakhstan bans European alcohol import

Kazakhstan will introduce a temporary ban on import of alcohol from a number of foreign countries that do not meet the Customs Union standards.

Kazakhstan bans European alcohol import
Handbags for big bucks: the latest global auction craze
Handbags for big bucks: the latest global auction craze

The bargains start below $150 and the most expensive go for more than $100,000: designer handbags are the latest craze taking global auction houses by storm and fetching record prices.

Handbags for big bucks: the latest global auction craze
©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore

Singaporean fans of Hello Kitty raged on the web Thursday after their frantic attempts to buy limited-edition toys from the McDonald's website failed when overwhelmed servers crashed, in the latest frenzy over the Japanese cat to hit the city-state.

Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore
©Reuters/Yuya Shino
Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.

Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million
©Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
Marks & Spencer reports rising Q4 sales

British high street retailer Marks & Spencer posted rising fourth-quarter sales on Thursday, boosted by strong performances for clothing and food, and also at its international division.

Marks & Spencer reports rising Q4 sales
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Kazakhmys sells 50% in Ekibastuz GRES-1 to Samruk-Energo

Kazakhmys PLC has finalized the sale of 50% in Ekibastuz GRES-1 to Samruk-Energo JSC for $1.25 billion.

Kazakhmys sells 50% in Ekibastuz GRES-1 to Samruk-Energo
Japan shoppers see first sales tax rise in 17 years
Japan shoppers see first sales tax rise in 17 years

Prices rose across Japan Tuesday as a controversial sales tax rise came into effect, with everything from beer to washing machines costing more, sparking fears a drop in consumer spending will derail a nascent economic recovery.

Japan shoppers see first sales tax rise in 17 years
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Lace undies policy in Kazakhstan

Production, import and sales of lace undies has been prohibited by the Custom Union. Kazakhstan, along with Russia and Belarus, now has to obey the regulations concerning lace undies.

Lace undies policy in Kazakhstan
7 y.o Kalipa was beaten and starved by her "foster" parents. Photo ©tengrinews.kz
Baby sales in South Kazakhstan: Starting from $200

A South Kazakhstani woman who sold her 4 children is pregnant again.

Baby sales in South Kazakhstan: Starting from $200
British pop group One Direction. ©Reuters/Dylan Martinez
Boy-band One Direction year's best-sellers

British pop phenomenon One Direction were on Thursday named as the world's most popular recording artists of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Boy-band One Direction year's best-sellers