Amazon shares soar after shocking investors

2015-07-26 14:00 has risen by 9.8% after posting a surprise profit that showed investors the web retailer can make money when it puts the brakes on investments.

UK vows crackdown on tax-avoiding tech firms

2014-09-29 15:15

British finance minister George Osborne says he will clamp down on tax avoidance by technology companies which try to minimise their contributions.

Amazon could shake up sector with smartphone

2014-06-17 10:19

Amazon's mystery unveiling is expected to be a smartphone, which if managed well could shake up the market and boost the US online giant as a device maker.

India eyes global retail giants

2014-06-04 18:10

India could allow global online retailers such as Amazon to sell their own products as early as next month as the new government focus on economic reforms.

Wall Street trips as Amazon tumbles

2014-04-27 12:40

US stocks have been pulled lower by a selloff in consumer discretionary stocks as and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.

Jeff Bezos eager to experiment at Post

2013-09-03 10:34

Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post's future owner, says he is eager to try new things in search of an exciting future for the venerable but struggling daily.

Amazon's Bezos buying Washington Post

2013-08-06 07:45

The deal for the paper is the most significant sign yet of how deeply the internet has reshaped the news business in the US.

Amazon beats earnings expectations

2013-04-26 08:08 posted earnings that beat Wall Street expectations even though profit fell as the firm invested in shipping centres and digital entertainment content.

Apple to take on Amazon, Google mini tabs

2012-10-23 19:09

Apple is expected to make its biggest product move since debuting the iPad two years ago, launching a smaller, cheaper tablet into a market staked out by and Google.

Chris Brown's album tops Billboard chart

2012-07-12 15:56

Chris Brown has scored his second No 1 debut with his new album Fortune and is currently topping the Billboard 200.


Alec Hogg: Biznews’ Global Share Portfolio for April

2015-04-30 16:44

It’s time, once again, for Biznews’ Global Share Portfolio update, find out about the performance of the portfolio in this user-friendly perspective.

Plans to crack down on corporate tax avoidance

2014-09-16 16:53

Plans for rewriting international tax rules could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google and to shave billions of off tax.

Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk

2014-06-05 09:03 has revived speculation about its next major product, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to tease about a "launch event".

Amazon's UK tax much less than $7bn sales

2014-05-09 13:54 files accounts showing a UK tax bill of €10m, despite $7.3bn sales in Britain.

Retailers eye profits from click & collect

2013-09-15 15:50

European retailers are racing to build pick-up points to capitalise on shoppers' increasing demand for "click and collect" grocery options. website goes down

2013-08-19 22:29, the website of the world's largest online retailer, has gone down for many users across the United States and Canada.

US bids to rein in iTunes

2013-08-02 22:31

The US Department of Justice has launched a bid to more tightly regulate Apple's wildly lucrative iTunes storefront, after the tech giant lost a price-fixing case.

UK cracks down on tax dodging firms

2012-11-13 08:15

In a bitter war of words British lawmakers have accused major multinational firms, including Google and Starbucks, of aggressive tax avoidance.

US defends suit on Apple, e-books

2012-07-23 19:43

US antitrust authorities have defended their lawsuit accusing Apple and major publishers of a price-fixing conspiracy on e-books, saying the action is "in the public interest".

China’s e-commerce bubble

2011-12-23 07:00

Many go bust in trying to woo 173 million shopping online

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