This is the second time the e-commerce giant announced an increase in pay for its workers in a week. Earlier, it hiked the minimum hourly rate for associates to $17 from $15 and announced plans to hire 100,000 workers in the US.
Inaugurating the e-WTP with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma says the trading platform will ensure "Africa can compete with Europe and America."
E-commerce giant Alibaba filled billions of dollars in orders during China's annual Singles Day shopping frenzy, the world's biggest 24-hour shopping event.
The second listing will give Alibaba the war chest it needs to keep investing in technology as growth in China flags and the world’s No.2 economy pushes to strengthen its tech industry amid an escalating trade spat with the United States.
The company's Turkey branch said in a statement on Wednesday that it would offer products across 15 categories for Turkish customers on its new website.
Richard Liu was arrested and then released without charge in the US city of Minneapolis last week. Through his lawyers, he has denied any wrongdoing.
The organiser of the event, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, said the gross value of sales was nearing $20 billion by early Saturday evening in a count that started at midnight on Friday.
The 1982 painting - named "untitled"- by French artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has just become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. It's one of only ten works to have broken the 100-million-dollar mark.
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