Alibaba sets its sights on Singles Day

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Alibaba, China's biggest online retailer, says an SEC probe will not affect next week's Singles Day.
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Britain’s messy election outcome and a weakening of the housing market have caused a sharp of loss of confidence among UK consumers, leaving the country dependent on exports to avoid a recession
Shares in AIB slipped yesterday, on their first day of unconditional trading, but remained more than 7% ahead of the €4.40 price they floated at on Friday.
Limerick-based agri-technology company, BHSL, has acquired Meath company, Hydro International, in a deal worth over €5m.
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The train and bus operator is among the biggest fallers after reporting a plunge in annual profits.
The sea water on all beaches in Varna is clean, the latest analysis of the Regional Health Inspection in the city shows. Samples had been taken from 23 bathing areas in Varna region. The water quality
The owner of Currys and PC World said electrical sales offset a "challenging" mobile market.
At least three multinationals based in Ireland have been hit by the worldwide 'Petya' ransomware attack.
House prices rose by 1.1% during June after three months of falls, the mortgage lender says.
Japanese giant says the US firm is stopping the sale of its memory chip business
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The regulator claims Sir Philip Green sold BHS to avoid paying for the pension if the firm went bust.
Technology shares led a broad slide in US stocks Tuesday after a day of mostly choppy trading. Phone and utilities companies were among the big decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply
A funding facility from Greater Manchester Combined Authority will see Moixa open a regional sales and delivery centre in the city
Janet Yellen tells the BBC maintaining "deep ties" between the UK and the EU is important.
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The US beer giant is planning to open a new UK brewery and has singled out Manchester as a contender for the site
Revenue has published the list of Tax Defaulters for the first three months of this year, and it shows that they agreed €14.4m in the settlement of 86 cases.
Revenue has published the list of Tax Defaulters for the first three months of this year, and it shows that they agreed €14.4m in the settlement of 86 cases.
Cambridge was judged as Britain's best place to open a shop while Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle came bottom.
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