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How Alibaba turned a fake holiday into a $25 billion shopping extravaganza

China has their own Google, even their own internet. So, Alibaba figured they should have their own holiday too. They dubbed it Single’s Day, a festive occasion to celebrate yourself by buying nice things … for yourself. In Chinese, the direct translation for Single’s Day is ‘bare sticks’. It refers to unmarried men who in China are sometimes described as ‘bare branches’ because they’re not adding any branches to the family tree.

Australian packaging giant acquires U.S. rival in mega-merger

The market had mixed reactions to the announcements, as Amcor shares dropped just over 6% coming out of its trading halt. However, the fact is, it makes far more sense for Amcor to be listed in the US than Australia. The company makes approximately 85% of its revenue from the Americas, Europe and Middle East markets. Additionally, Amcor reports its earnings in US dollars, and the acquisition of Bemis will provide greater exposure to the U.S. market.