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UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos

UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing Street said.
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India plan for tighter e-commerce rules faces internal government dissent

India plan for tighter e-commerce rules faces internal government dissent

India's plan to tighten rules on its fast-growing e-commerce market has run into internal government dissent, with the Ministry of Finance describing some proposals as "excessive" and "without economic rationale".
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The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company announced on Wednesday the appointment of Pete Gerstberger as chief digital and strategy officer. 
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Scalapay raises €131 million to fuel international expansion

Scalapay raises €131 million to fuel international expansion

Italian ‘buy now, pay later’ specialist Scalapay has completed a funding round worth €131 million ($150 million), that will enable the company to bolster its personnel growth and international expansion plans.
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China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China's industry ministry has told technology companies including Alibaba Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to stop blocking each other's website links from their platforms.
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Chinese prosecutors drop case against former Alibaba employee accused of sexual assault

Chinese prosecutors drop case against former Alibaba employee accused of sexual assault

Chinese prosecutors have dropped a case against a former Alibaba employee accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague, saying they had determined he had committed forcible indecency but not a crime.
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JD.com appoints its first ever president, founder to focus on long-term strategies

JD.com appoints its first ever president, founder to focus on long-term strategies

China's JD.com said on Monday Xu Lei will become the e-commerce giant's first ever president, making way for chief executive and founder Richard Liu to devote more time to formulating long-term strategies.
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China's Alibaba to invest $15.5 billion towards "common prosperity"

China's Alibaba to invest $15.5 billion towards "common prosperity"

Alibaba Group will invest 100 billion yuan ($15.5 billion) by 2025 in support of "common prosperity", it said, becoming the latest corporate giant to pledge support for the initiative driven by President Xi Jinping.
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Walmart to hire 20,000 supply chain workers ahead of holiday season

Walmart to hire 20,000 supply chain workers ahead of holiday season

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it planned to hire 20,000 workers at its supply chain division and raise wages ahead of the busy holiday season anticipating higher demand.
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JD.com workers get unions in watershed moment for China's tech sector

JD.com workers get unions in watershed moment for China's tech sector

E-commerce powerhouse JD.com has established a union for its staff, a landmark move in the country's tech sector where organised labour is extremely rare.
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Affirm soars on buy now, pay later pact with Amazon

Affirm soars on buy now, pay later pact with Amazon

Affirm Holdings Inc shares surged 43% on Friday after the company partnered with Amazon.com Inc to make its buy now, pay later (BNPL) service available to certain customers of the e-commerce giant.
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Instagram to require users to share their birthday amid youth safety push

Instagram to require users to share their birthday amid youth safety push

Instagram will begin requiring users to confirm their birthdays as part of an effort to create new safety features for young people, the Facebook Inc-owned social media app said Monday.
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Hollister expands Confidence Project to EMEA

Hollister expands Confidence Project to EMEA

​Abercrombie & Fitch’s Gen Z-focused Hollister brand has expanded its well-being initiative, The Confidence Project, to EMEA following its US launch last year.
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Pinterest shares slump as growth warning rattles investors

Pinterest shares slump as growth warning rattles investors

Shares of Pinterest fell about 20% before the opening bell on Friday and were set to start trading at more than a three-month low after the company warned of slowing user growth in the United States, its largest market.
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Facebook warns of significant slowdown in sales growth

Facebook warns of significant slowdown in sales growth

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it expects revenue growth in the third and fourth quarters to "decelerate significantly," sending the social media giant's shares down about 5% in extended trading.
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Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, parts and consumer goods, according to companies, economists and shipping specialists.
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