Sunday, November 10, 2019
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba delivered strong early sales as its annual Singles' Day shopping frenzy kicked off. The world's biggest online shopping event raked in 100bn yuan ($14bn; 11bn) in sales in just over an hour of trading.
A gala featuring pop star Taylor Swift launched the 24-hour shopping blitz. It marked Alibaba's first Singles' Day since the exit of its colourful founder Jack Ma.
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