HANGZHOU China (Reuters) - E-commerce giant Alibaba's Singles' Day sales broke through the $8 billion mark late on Tuesday, illustrating the buying power of the Chinese consumer and the importance of the event in the retail calendar.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The global economic recovery is unstable and nations in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) bloc should speed up free trade talks to spur growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is embarking on its most aggressive expansion yet onto corporate turf, hiring a dedicated sales force to talk with potential clients like Citigroup Inc and working in concert with a dozen or so developers, two sources familiar with its plans say.
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it would roll out its Lumia 535 smartphone this month with an affordable price tag in its key markets, dropping the Nokia name just months after buying the Finnish company's handset business.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel said on Tuesday there were no plans at present for further economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine but she was unhappy that a ceasefire agreement was being broken and that pro-Russian rebels had gone ahead with their elections.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism rose in October as more owners said they planned to invest in their companies and were having a harder time filling job openings, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
HANGZHOU China/BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's finance services arm "will definitely go public," Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday, eyeing a mainland China listing for the e-commerce company's crown jewel.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is considering reducing its stakes in Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post , hoping to cash in on high share values at a time when it is under pressure to spend more to stimulate its faltering economy.
ZHUHAI China (Reuters) - European jet maker Airbus Group NV aims to double the annual value of aircraft components it sources from China to $1 billion by 2020, the firm's China Chief Operating Officer, Rafael Gonzalez-Ripoll-Garzon, said on Tuesday.