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Alibaba and JD launch 6.18 mid-year shopping promotions

Alibaba and JD launched their annual 6.18 mid-year shopping festivals, which will mark China’s largest online retail promotion since the outbreak of Covid-19.

South Korea: a beacon of hope for life after the virus?

After months of self isolation, South Koreans ventured back out onto the streets at the weekend. Is this what life after the virus will look like?

Apple reverses bulk-order ban and updates on opening plans

US tech giant Apple has reversed restrictions on buying multiple iPhones from its online store imposed last week.

Xiaomi reopens 1800 stores across China

Chinese tech retailer Xiaomi says it has reopened more than 1800 retail stores across Mainland China and that the majority of its suppliers had resumed production.

Apple fined €1.2 billion for price fixing in Europe

US tech firm Apple has been found guilty of anti-competitive behaviour by a French antitrust body and fined US$1.32 billion.

Apple closes all stores worldwide – except in China

Apple has closed all of its stores outside of Greater China in response to the coronavirus crisis, a decision based on its experiences on the mainland.

Apple CEO promises first Apple India store next year

Apple CEO Tim Cook has told a shareholders’ meeting in the US that the first Apple India store is on track to open next year.

Photos leaked of second Apple Thailand store

Photos have been leaked on Twitter, offering a preview of Apple Thailand’s second store.

Apple China reopens stores

Apple China has reopened 10 more stores in China, as business begins to return to normal despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Global brands continue to shutter stores across China as coronavirus spreads

Widespread temporary store closures continue across China as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.

Apple and Levi’s follow Starbucks, Ikea with China store closures

Apple and Levi’s joined the growing list of international retailers shuttering stores in Mainland China as the infection rate and death toll from the coronavirus continued to grow over the weekend.

Ikea China closes all stores in wake of coronavirus

Swedish furniture and homewares chain Ikea has closed all of its mainland Chinese stores in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.