Business

Amazon aims to hire 150,000 holiday season workers

Amazon announced plans Monday to recruit 150,000 seasonal workers for the end of year holidays, as the online retail giant aims to navigate global supply chain disruptions and a tight hiring market.

Business

Pandemic boosted e-commerce in 2020: UNCTAD

The COVID-19 pandemic provided a boost for e-commerce last year, but the digital windfall was not enjoyed equally across the board, a UN study found Monday.

Automotive

Nissan upgrades annual forecast despite Q3 net loss

Crisis-hit Japanese carmaker Nissan on Tuesday upgraded its full-year forecast for the second straight quarter, as the global auto industry shows signs of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Business

Sony annual net profit slumps, warns of tough year

Sony said on Wednesday its annual net profit tumbled 36.5 percent on lower revenue from games and electronics products, and warned of a tough year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Business

Aston Martin shares in reverse as annual losses balloon

Shares in Aston Martin Lagonda tanked Thursday after James Bond's favourite carmaker said net losses nearly doubled last year on weak global demand—and warned over the potential impact of coronavirus.

Business

Early data point to bubbly US holiday sales

Early data on the 2019 holiday shopping season released Thursday suggest Santa Claus was a bit more generous this year as he shifted more into omnichannel mode.

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