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Apple shares tumble despite new revenue high
Apple shares tumble despite new revenue high

Record iPhone and iPad sales pushed Apple quarterly revenue to a new high but shares tumbled Monday over concerns of weaker profits ahead in fierce mobile gadget markets.

Apple shares tumble despite new revenue high
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Growing beard popularity shaves P&G sales

Procter & Gamble Friday revealed its latest challenge to earnings glory. This time it's a facial issue.

Growing beard popularity shaves P&G sales
Burberry says sales sparkle over Christmas
Burberry says sales sparkle over Christmas

Sales of Burberry's luxury handbags and clothing soared over the crucial festive trading period, boosted by impressive growth in Asia, the British fashion group revealed on Wednesday.

Burberry says sales sparkle over Christmas
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More Americans shopped on their phones on Christmas

Most stores were closed but Americans still managed to shop on Christmas Day -- increasingly on their smartphones.

More Americans shopped on their phones on Christmas
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Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts

Amazon Thursday said it would give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.

Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts
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Marks & Spencer in row over Muslim alcohol sales refusal

British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism on Monday after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork and alcohol.

Marks & Spencer in row over Muslim alcohol sales refusal
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China's graft crackdown hits watches, luxury market

Luxury watch sales fell in the key Chinese market this year in the face of a crackdown on corruption and extravagance, a global consultancy said.

China's graft crackdown hits watches, luxury market
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Don't miss Black Friday in Almaty

Black Friday and Boxing day, all in one are coming to Almaty to sweep the Kazakhstani shoppers off their feet with blowout bargains as a part of Satu Fest.

Don't miss Black Friday in Almaty
Almaty Toyota spare parts traders asking to permit parallel imports
Almaty Toyota spare parts traders asking to permit parallel imports

Owners of dozens of Toyota spare parts shops that were closed down in the end of November have applied to the Kazakhstan Government asking to permit parallel imports of the original spare parts.

Almaty Toyota spare parts traders asking to permit parallel imports
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Tablet computer sales losing steam: survey

Tablet computers have been one of the hottest items in tech in recent years, but sizzling growth is likely to slow in the coming years, a market tracker said Tuesday.

Tablet computer sales losing steam: survey
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German union plans Christmas strike at Amazon: report

Germany's service-sector union Verdi is planning strike action at the online retail giant Amazon over the busy Christmas holiday period.

German union plans Christmas strike at Amazon: report
Gamers snap up first deliveries of PS4 game console
Gamers snap up first deliveries of PS4 game console

The wait nearly over, Casey Karch was ready to get his hands on one of the first PlayStation 4 game consoles set to be released.

Gamers snap up first deliveries of PS4 game console
The online transaction value on Alipay, an online payment system of China's leading e-commerce retailers Taobao.com and Tmall.com. ©Reuters
China Singles Day online shoppers spend almost $6 bn

Chinese shoppers spent a record 35.0 billion yuan ($5.7 billion) at the country's biggest online marketplaces on Singles Day, their operator said Tuesday, after the festival created by e-tailers to persuade the loveless to console themselves with retail therapy.

China Singles Day online shoppers spend almost $6 bn
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Tethys Petroleum selling 50 percent of Kazakh assets to Chinese equity fund

Tethys Petrolium is selling 50 percent of its Kazakhstan assets to SinoHan Oil and Gas Investment.

Tethys Petroleum selling 50 percent of Kazakh assets to Chinese equity fund
Play it again: Vinyl enjoys renaissance in Britain
Play it again: Vinyl enjoys renaissance in Britain

Vinyl records are back in fashion in Britain where they have recorded their best sales for a decade as devotees and new fans relish what they say is a livelier sound than digital formats.

Play it again: Vinyl enjoys renaissance in Britain
Apple profit tops forecasts, 33.8 million iPhones sold
Apple profit tops forecasts, 33.8 million iPhones sold

Apple on Monday reported a quarterly profit of $7.5 billion on the back of soaring iPhone sales.

Apple profit tops forecasts, 33.8 million iPhones sold
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Rio sells Australian coal mine stake for $1.02 bn

Resources giant Rio Tinto announced the US$1.02 billion sale of its stake in Australia's Clermont thermal coal mine Monday as it seeks to shore up its ailing bottom line.

Rio sells Australian coal mine stake for $1.02 bn
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Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales

Peru has dramatically increased its sales of shark fins to Asia, triggering the slaughter of about 15,000 dolphins a year used as bait.

Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales
Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices
Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

The annual sale of Rio Tinto's rare pink-hued diamonds attracted unprecedented interest with at least two of the stones fetching record prices of over $2 million.

Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices
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Traditional computer sales eroded by love of tablets

Industry trackers on Wednesday reported that sales of traditional personal computers continued to wither in the recently ended quarter as tastes shifted to tablets.

Traditional computer sales eroded by love of tablets