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Workers sort packages at the Yuqiao mail processing centre on Singles’ Day, in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province

Alibaba’s singles day shopping bonanza got off to a scorching start, logging more than 114 billion yuan (€14.8 billion) of purchases in less than 90 m(...)

Traders on the the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares slipped on Tuesday as the blame game over who would be responsible for the UK failing to get a Brexit deal went into overdrive and inv(...)

Amazon is retreating from China’s ecommerce marketplace, but will still offer other services in the region and access to its global platform. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/File Photo/Reuters

In a rare retreat for Amazon. com, the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma called the 996 schedule “a huge blessing” and said workers should consider it an honour rather than a burden

Chinese tech employees are pushing back against the industry’s notoriously long hours, known as the “996” schedule of working from 9am to 9pm, six day(...)

Workers at a Chinese tech company take a lunchtime nap. A campaign against long working hours by professionals in China’s technology sector has been trending on the internet worldwide.

A campaign against long working hours by professionals in China’s technology sector has been trending on the internet worldwide in a rare display of l(...)

Boris Johnson said he would support Theresa May’s deal after she laid out a timeline for her departure. Photograph: Getty Images

UK prime minister Theresa May gave her Brexit deal one last throw of the dice this week as she offered her head on a plate in exchange for its backing(...)

An ABP plant in  Co Tipperary. Following the Goodman deal, Chinese consumers will now have additional access to Irish beef, including new products. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Larry Goodman’s meat empire has struck a deal to export more beef to the lucrative Chinese market, where it is sold online to consumers for home deliv(...)

Isabelle Traber models Dolce & Gabbana at the launch of Brown Thomas Autumn Winter 2015 season. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Dolce And Gabbana goods have disappeared from Chinese e-commerce sites after remarks insulting to China that were apparently made by two of the firm’s(...)

A Dolce & Gabbana store in Shanghai. The furore over its ads threatened to grow into a setback for one of Italy’s best-known fashion brands in a crucial market. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Chinese ecommerce sites have removed Dolce & Gabbana products amid a spiralling backlash against an advertising campaign that was decried as racis(...)

Singles’ Day, also called “Double 11”, is the world’s biggest online sales event. Photograph: China OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan (€27.3 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles’(...)

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