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Best deals on Fire TV, Echo Dot and more Amazon devices to expect in the Amazon Prime Day sale

Best deals on Fire TV, Echo Dot and more Amazon devices to expect in the Amazon Prime Day sale

[ad_1] There are plenty of handy Amazon devices to keep your house in tip-top shape and with the long-awaited Amazon sale coming soon, what better time to revamp your gadgets and gizmos? A Kindle will keep you occupied as you laze in the garden under the summer sun, while a Ring doorbell offers peace of mind if you’re planning a tropical trip away. If you’re cracking through your to-do list, Alexa is on hand to keep you company during your spring clean and DIY tasking. What is Amazon Prime Day? Brace yourselves for one of the biggest sales events around. Each year without fail Amazon hosts a generous sale of its finest products. The flagship event takes place in July, but last year we were treated to smaller seasonal sales in March and October. When is Amazon Prime Day 2024? How to take part in Amazon Prime Day If same or next-day delivery, thousands of bingeable TV shows and movies and over 100 million songs on Amazon Music appeal, here’s the deal. You typically must …

UK clothing sales to EU plummet as Brexit red tape deters exporters | International trade

UK clothing sales to EU plummet as Brexit red tape deters exporters | International trade

[ad_1] UK exports of clothing and footwear to the EU have dived since Brexit, according to a new study that shows the extent to which complex regulations and red tape at the border have deterred firms from sending goods across the Channel. Exports of clothing and footwear sold to EU countries have fallen from £7.4bn in 2019 to £2.7bn in 2023, helping fuel an 18% slump in sales of all non-food goods exports to countries covered by the EU single market, according to the consultancy Retail Economics and online marketplace Tradebyte. The report said the decline meant British brands and retailers have seen sales to the EU plummet since Brexit, despite a flourishing European e-commerce market. The only sectors to increase export sales over the same period were health and beauty, and DIY and gardening, offsetting some of the fall from clothing and footwear. Many of the worst affected were small and medium-sized businesses, which faced a larger relative burden from red tape than multinational firms. One of the report’s authors, Richard Lim, head of …

China’s car exports hit record high in April, as domestic sales fall

China’s car exports hit record high in April, as domestic sales fall

[ad_1] BEIJING: China’s car exports surged to a record high in April, data showed on Friday (May 10), as domestic sales slipped 5.8 per cent from a year earlier amid intensifying price competition and consumers’ caution about spending on big items during a shaky economic recovery. Car exports jumped 38 per cent year-on-year to 417,000 units in April, continuing strong momentum from the previous month which posted a 39 per cent growth in exports, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said. An ongoing anti-subsidy investigation by the EU into Chinese automakers has disrupted and put pressure on vehicle exports to the bloc, but China has been actively exploring South America, Australia and ASEAN markets for exports, said Cui Dongshu, secretary general of the association. He said local automakers would have to make a choice between going overseas and losing out, as competition in the domestic market intensifies. Passenger vehicle sales in the world’s biggest auto market fell 5.8 per cent in April from a year earlier to 1.55 million units and slipped 9.6 per cent …

Pandemic pivot sees sparkling sales for Hampshire’s Brush Baby

Pandemic pivot sees sparkling sales for Hampshire’s Brush Baby

[ad_1] Dominique Tillen’s move online during lockdown saw sales at child toothbrush retailer Brush Baby shine The pandemic was make-or break for many South East firms with markets and distribution channels closing overnight once the country entered the first pandemic lockdown. When the dust settled, however, many made successful and lasting changes in the way that they sold their products and Dominique Tillen of Hampshire-based Brush Baby was no different. The company’s growth had followed a steady growth trajectory, hitting the £1m turnover milestone in 2017, however it was a key pivot made during Covid that accelerated Brush Baby’s progress. The firm now has a turnover of £4m a year and employs 15 people in the market town of Alresford. Dominique said: “Between 2020 and 2021, we grew by 43 per cent and that was during Covid when we switched the business to online. “We heavily focused on Amazon as our retailers had all shut down which was pivotal for us. “We had to pivot very quickly and we brought in an Amazon expert who …

Ticket sales for Jay Chou’s three Singapore shows to start on May 29

Ticket sales for Jay Chou’s three Singapore shows to start on May 29

[ad_1] Mark your calendars, ticket sales for Jay Chou’s three-night concert at the Singapore National Stadium will start at 10am on May 29. His Carnival 2024 World Tour, held from Oct 11 to 13, will dive into a “joyful carnival theme with well-designed visual effects”, said the event organiser Horizon Production in a press release on Friday (May 10). At the concert, fans can look forward to the Mandopop star performing a variety of tracks, including classic hits and recent works. He will also be showcasing his instrumental skills on the piano and guzheng. Notably, there will be a song request segment, where fans can interact and request songs up close with the megastar. Tickets are priced at S$398, S$358, S$318, S$278 and S$238, excluding the S$5 ticketing processing fee, and can be purchased via Ticketmaster. OCBC Cardmembers can enjoy priority ticket booking from May 29 to 30. The Mandopop star last performed in Singapore in December 2022 where he faced criticism from concert-goers about his guests performing and singing more during the shows than …

Tesla drives Luminar lidar sales and Motional pauses robotaxi plans

Tesla drives Luminar lidar sales and Motional pauses robotaxi plans

[ad_1] Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. Sign up here for free — just click TechCrunch Mobility! Tap, tap. Mic check. Check 1, 2, 3. This thing on? Hey hey, yup, it’s the same TechCrunch Mobility newsletter you love, but on a different day. That’s right, this is not Sunday. It is in fact, Thursday morning.  Shall we jump into the latest transportation news? Heck yeah, let’s do this. A little bird Image Credits: Bryce Durbin The little birds in the autonomous vehicle industry were active this week. The biggie was a tip about Motional, the autonomous vehicle startup created by a joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv. If you recall, Hyundai recently agreed to spend nearly $1 billion on Motional — $475 million as a direct investment into the company and another $448 million to buy 11% of Aptiv’s common equity interest in the venture.  This week, we got to the consequences part of that deal. Motional is pausing all commercial operations …

David Cameron says UK will not withhold arms sales to Israel | Israel-Gaza war

David Cameron says UK will not withhold arms sales to Israel | Israel-Gaza war

[ad_1] David Cameron has said the UK will not be withholding arms sales to Israel, saying its position is not comparable with that of the US, which has paused the delivery of a weapons shipment, since the UK is not a large state-to-state arms supplier to Israel. The foreign secretary added that the UK did not support a large-scale invasion of Rafah unless it saw a plan that protects civilians, a position the UK has repeated for the past month. Foreign Office officials said they had no view as to whether Hamas or Israel were closer to the UK position of a two-stage ceasefire, starting with a humanitarian ceasefire and leading to a permanent cessation. They pointed out that Israel claimed the offer accepted by Hamas on Sunday differed from the one Israel had been prepared to accept the week before. Taking questions at the end of a lengthy speech setting out his foreign policy vision after six months in the job, Cameron said: “There’s a very fundamental difference between the US situation and the …

The Best Memorial Day Patio Furniture Sales of 2024 at Wayfair, Walmart, West Elm, Amazon and More

The Best Memorial Day Patio Furniture Sales of 2024 at Wayfair, Walmart, West Elm, Amazon and More

[ad_1] Memorial Day is the best holiday for heading to the beach, BBQs and fun, but most of us are also excited to shop the big sales. Memorial Day sales typically rival Black Friday for deep discounts on high-price-tag items like patio and outdoor furniture. So, if you’ve been holding out for a deal that feels like a steal, in between grilling and relaxing, you’ll want to shop some of the best sales happening during these three-day weekend events — and some, even earlier. Top retailers have been competitive and started big sales early, which works out nicely for shoppers. Before summer is in full swing, take a moment to update your outdoor spaces and yard, and then chill all summer long.  Whether you want to jazz up your poolscape, yard, front porch or even an urban terrace — get summer-ready with sweet deals on outdoor furniture and decor. We did the heavy lifting for you by checking the best sales from last year that are likely to be similar this Memorial Day. Read through …

Nintendo forecasts 19.3% sales drop for fiscal 2025

Nintendo forecasts 19.3% sales drop for fiscal 2025

[ad_1] Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Even Nintendo has been affected by the slowdown in gaming. The Kyoto, Japan-based company expects sales to fall 19.3% and earnings to fall 38.9% in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2025. The Nintendo Switch 2 is likely slipping into the year. In the coming fiscal year, Nintendo expects to sell 13.5 million console units in the eight year for the Switch handheld hybrid game console. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said on Twitter that the Switch 2 will be announced within the current fiscal year which ends on March 31, 2025. The Japanese video game company said the weak outlook is based on slower sales of Switch consoles and software. Operating income in the coming year is expected to fall to $2.6 billion on $8.77 billion in sales. Those numbers fell short of analyst expectations. GB Event GamesBeat Summit Call for Speakers We’re thrilled to open our call for speakers to …