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Amazon posts modest holiday profits
The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.


Google profits up nearly 30%
Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.


China tops US for foreign investment
China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.


Denmark, Deutschland and deflation
Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.


Nikkei rises despite weak Japan data
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.



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