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How China's 'Singles' Day' Notched $9 Billion in Sales on Alibaba

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Happy Singles Day! China's Anti-Valentine's Festival Is The World's Biggest E-Commerce Holiday

<b>Update at 11:15 a.m., November 11 (EDT) /12:15 a.m., November 11 (Beijing time):</b> Alibaba’s Singles Day hit a record this year: $9.3 billion (RMB 57.1 billion) in gross merchandise value. That’s 60% increase from last year’s $5.8 billion.<p><b>Update at 9:30 a.m., November 11 (EDT) /10:30 p.m., November</b> …

Alibaba's Singles' Day sales exceed predictions at $9.3bn

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1123000/1123046_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524668463_466deb3ced593aea4dbf3e66cb3dc757<p><b>China's online retail giant Alibaba says it has pulled in $9.3bn (£5.9bn) in sales from its annual 'Singles' Day' shopping event.</b><p>At the end of …

Canada enhances its economic ties with China

Your top financial and economic news for Nov. 10<p>Top of the morning<p>At <i>Maclean’s</i>, Andrew Leach discusses how the drop-off in the loonie has helped …

SEC fines 13 brokerages over retail sales of 'junk' bonds issued by Puerto Rican government - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

WASHINGTON – Federal regulators have fined 13 brokerage firms, including Charles Schwab, JPMorgan Securities and TD Ameritrade, accusing them of …

Canadian Tire’s new CEO Michael Medline on adapting to digital retail

(KC Armstrong)<p>This August, Canadian Tire announced Michael Medline as its new CEO, starting on Dec. 1. As the company’s current president, Medline …

Customer Experience

In Canada, U.S. retailers can be their own worst enemy

FORTUNE — For decades, Canada has remained a top choice for U.S. retailers looking to open stores abroad. Our neighbors to the north speak the same …

Why Canadian designers love Muji, the Japanese minimalist retail chain

Famous for its focus on design and minimalism, MUJI also sells select electronics, such as this set of cardboard speakers. (MUJI)<p>Shauna Levy, president of the Design Exchange<p>“I’ve been a big Muji fan since forever, making it a must-stop and shop on trips. (In fact, over 10 years ago, I actually …

Canadian retailers bet on technology in fight with U.S. giants | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian retailers, scrambling to keep pace with the likes of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) in an increasingly crowded market, are investing heavily in high-tech tools to lure shoppers.<p>A man holds a smartphone in this photo illustration showing the …

Canadian retailers expected to face tough holiday season

Price wars, skittish consumers and e-commerce heavyweights threaten to squeeze retailers as they head into the all-important holiday shopping season.<p>The November-December period, which can account for up to 30 per cent of merchant annual revenue, is shaping up to be a tough one in a market that is …

Canada Retail Sales Fall in August

Lower Prices at the Pump, Decline in Vehicle Sales Contribute to 0.3% Dip<p>OTTAWA—Canadian retail sales declined for a second straight month in August, as lower pump prices cut into gas-station receipts and motor vehicle sales fell.<p>The disappointing retail report adds to the woes for the Canadian …

Exports

Wal-Mart Is Expanding Discounts As The Retail Price War Heats Up

Wal-Mart said it was bracing for competition to be as tough or tougher than in 2013, when heavy discounting depressed earnings across the industry. Wal-Mart's profits dropped in the holiday quarter last year and it has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales.<p>"It is …

Rubik's Cube enters Toy Hall of Fame - CNN.com

The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced three new inductees into its collection. Click through the gallery to see this year's finalists -- and which playthings received top honors.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>2014 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists<p>Bubbles<p>Little green Army men<p>Rubik's Cube<p>American Girl …

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

The 13 Most Influential Toys of All Time

Advertisement<p>12. Leap Pad<p>Introduced in 1999 to help kids master reading, this talking book was the first toy that aimed to make learning fun. “Kids …

Another Great Design Toy Is Primed for Reemergence

Legos have been hailed as STEM toys—but let's not overlook the power of Play-Doh.<p>Last month, for the first time in its 82-year history, the Lego Group stacked up as the world's number one toymaker, surpassing Mattel and Hasbro in profits.<p>The ranking points to the cultural status Lego has achieved …

Transformers, Marvel toys power Hasbro quarterly profit | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hasbro Inc (HAS.O), the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported a strong quarterly profit, driven by robust sales of Marvel and Transformers action figures in emerging markets such as Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.<p>A Transformers statue stands on display at the Hasbro booth …

How Leaders Pick Leaders: 3 Executives Reveal How Promotions Are Decided

At the 6th Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference, I moderated a panel featuring 3 senior executives sharing insights and advice on breaking into the executive ranks. While the panelists were all Asian women and issues relating to this specific demographic were addressed, the strategies shared for …