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InfoEmpleo Prepares 18th Annual Employment Report

InfoEmpleo.com is conducting research for its 18th annual employment report. The leading Spanish recruitment portal is running an online survey to gather information from human resources professionals, employees, candidates seeking working, and freelancers. It is addressing specific questions to each of the four group to compile an overview of the Spanish job market. Human resources professionals...

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Twenty-three million Germans are interested in used goods

Statista, a German-based statistics service, published positive news for operators of platforms for used goods, namely that used goods (as a product type) was the second most popular product type among German online shoppers in the 12 months to May 2014. Only new clothes and sports articles (as a product type) was bought by more individuals than used goods. This must be good news for operators of...

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Classifieds gaining pace in Morocco – studies

The development of e-commerce and online classifieds, including job sites, is accelerating in Morocco, and a recent study by Africa Internet Group (here) found only Kenya and Senegal were more e-commerce-friendly than Morocco. Another study (here) found the popularity of job sites was growing among Moroccan recruiters. As if to confirm that e-commerce and classifieds are getting more popular,...

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New report highlights cross-border ecommerce opportunities in Canada

The consulting firm Borderfree just published a report on Canadian e-shopping, with an emphasis on cross-border opportunities for U.S. retailers and websites. Canadians buy almost as much online from companies outside of Canada as they do from Canadian firms – 45 percent of web and mobile purchases is cross border with a third of that going to websites in the U.S. Part of that is selection and...

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Digital lifts print doldrums Down Under

Digital sales have helped soothe the sting, as newspaper and print circulation continued to slide in the latest figures from the Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA), with print down 8.49 percent in the three months to December 2014, the last in a string of five consecutive audits showing losses in hard copy circulation. At the same time digital sales as part of total masthead sales...

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Chinese govt. slams Alibaba quality

After the Chinese government slammed e-commerce giant Alibaba for lax efforts to keep fakes off the market, shares tumbled nearly 10 percent on Thursday when the company reported lower than expected revenue, according to Recode.net. Revenue rose 40 percent to $4.22 billion in the December quarter, but missed the average analyst estimate of $4.45 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. The...

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