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China's President Xi Jinping is seen on a big screen in the media centre as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. - President Xi Jinping vowed on November 5 to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import fair amid growing foreign accusations that his government was backtracking on reform pledges. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Xi pledges to open China’s markets wider to an impatient world

President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to widen access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to Trumpism, as he kicked off an import expo amid foreign accusations that he has backtracked on promises to play fair on trade.

Amazon offers free shipping with no purchase minimum

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for the first time this holiday season.
Okechukwu Enelamah

Federal government to develop special economic zones in geo-political regions

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Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all 350,000 US workers following criticism

Starting November 1st, Amazon will pay all its US employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour in a move that e-commerce giant expects to impact more than 250,000 full- and part-time employees and 100,000 seasonal workers
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Udoma Udoma: Nigeria’s economy excites global investors

Key foreign investors, who met at various meetings with the Nigerian government delegation to the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York during the week, have expressed interest in scaling up investment in Nigeria.
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Microsoft, Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart said Tuesday it was entering into a strategic partnership with Microsoft on “digital transformation” for the onetime retail industry leader.

US lawmakers want to end ‘evil’ migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

US: Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at border in six weeks

Nearly 2,000 minors were separated from their parents or adult guardians who illegally crossed into the United States over a recent six-week period, officials said Friday, as debate raged over how to end the deeply controversial practice.

Cardtonic: Sell iTunes and Amazon gift cards without getting cheated

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Donald Trump assails Amazon on taxes, retail competition

US President Donald Trump slammed Amazon on Thursday over taxes and retail competition, sparking fresh worries for the technology sector pressured by Facebook's privacy scandal.

Google partners with retail giants to monetize online product searches

Alphabet’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.

Shooting at Colorado Walmart leaves three dead

At least three people have been killed after a shooting near a Walmart store in the US state of Colorado, police sources said.

Donald Trump rejects claim he forgot fallen soldier’s name in phone call to widow

Donald Trump has denied claims he failed to remember the name of a fallen US serviceman during a phone call with the soldier's wife.

Online shoppers prefer brick-and-mortar grocery stores

Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business.

IBM blockchain project adds Nestle, Tyson, and other food companies

Nestle, Unilever, Tyson Foods, and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM’s project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement today.

Walmart taps Google to challenge Amazon’s hold on voice-assisted shopping

Walmart is teaming up with Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon, adding another front to the giant retailer’s battle with the online megastore.

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