Tighter security on China’s Singles Day

Due to a recent wave of terrorist attacks using the Chinese postal system, the authorities have ordered tighter security for the upcoming Singles Day, a day similar to Black Friday where many billions of dollars worth of business is expected to be done with Chinese companies. Singles Day, on the 11th November this year, is ...

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Canadian Teamsters reach agreement with UPS Canada

UPS Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Canada Council of Teamsters on pay and conditions for around 7,000 of its workers. Over five years the international delivery business ...

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UK e-tailers hit by DDoS attacks

A number of UK online tech shops have been hit by DDoS attacks. The series of attacks have come with ransom demands from a group demanding 16.66 Bitcoins (around £3000) ...

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Secured Mail offers lifeline in case of oversubscription on Black Friday

With an expected £1bn of goods expected to be bought on Black Friday this year, Secured Mail has announced it is offering a lifeline to any online retailers overwhelmed by ...

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No objections by EU to FedEx TNT deal

It has been reported by FedEx that the EU antitrust enforcer is unlikely to raise objections to the proposed acquisition of Netherlands based TNT. The EU rejected a previous bid ...

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Union calls on Canada Post cuts to halt

With the newly elected Liberal government taking the reins having campaigned heavily on stopping the cuts to the Canada Post home delivery services, the CUPW postal workers union has called ...

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins UK government advisory group

The founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, has been appointed a member of the UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group. This comes as part of a series of announcements ...

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Colliers International report points to e-commerce changing logistics

With the fast growth of e-commerce worldwide, a report from real estate services firm Colliers International Group has claimed that there is a critical need for better global logistics and ...

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Deutsche Post stamp price hike in Germany

Deutsche Post has announced that the price of some stamps is to go up in Germany in January. The price hike must be approved by the federal network agency (the ...

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Alibaba announces detail of European expansion

Alibaba has announced the details of its planned expansion in Europe. The London offices will become a European hub while it opens a country office in Milan. In the coming ...

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