• In the last four years, he has bought five properties for 40 million rupees on Proptiger.com, partly owned by Murdoch's News Corp.. "Scale and growth of businesses like Flipkart are a proxy that consumers in India are comfortable doing transactions on the Internet," said Mukul Singhal, principal at India- China fund SAIF Partners, which has invested $10 million in...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 9- China will allow online sales of prescription drugs as early as this month, a policy that will open up an over 1 trillion yuan market to online pharmacy operators like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.. The policy would help reform a fragmented and opaque market controlled by state-run distributors and hospitals, brought into...

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Marks& Spencer missed Christmas sales forecasts, hit by delivery problems at its online business and raising fresh questions about chief executive Marc Bolland's turnaround strategy for Britain's biggest clothing retailer. The 131- year-old mainstay of Britain's shopping streets said on Wednesday same-store sales of general merchandise,...


  • CHICAGO, Jan 7- U.S. retail store sales fell 8 percent during the 2014 holiday season despite a late shopping surge, but overall holiday sales should show a 3.5 to 4 percent rise from a year ago because of stronger online buying, analytics company Retail Next said on Wednesday. Specialty stores in the United States include chains such as Best Buy Co Inc and large...

  • Long live the Web: Online sales top expectations Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:40 PM ET

    According to comScore, online spending from desktop computers raked in $53.3 billion in November and December.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 6- Crowdsourced fundraising site Kickstarter has dropped Amazon.com Inc as its global payments processor in favor of Stripe, the fast-growing startup used by Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Apple Inc.. The switch comes as the Internet retailer begins to move clients from its customizable checkout service to an Amazon- branded one.

  • Snapdeal: Aim to create Alibaba's success in India  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:44 PM ET

    Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder and CEO of Snapdeal.com, says the e-commerce firm aims to help global brands access the Indian consumer market through the internet.

  • India sets new rules for Uber, other taxi operators Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    Taxi firms including Uber, which was banned in New Delhi, will have to install panic buttons after allegations that an Uber driver raped a passenger.

  • 2015 M&A play list  Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    2014 was a huge year for M&A. Jason Del Rey, Re/code, senior editor, discusses what blockbuster e-commerce acquisitions could happen next year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29- Major U.S. retailers including Target Corp and Toys' R Us have begun allowing shoppers to collect online purchases at their brick-and-mortar stores, but a study shows the option often saves little, if any, time over in-store shopping. It comes in response to competition from the No. 1 U.S. online retailer, Amazon.com Inc, which has streamlined...

  • Two pros disagree on Amazon  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Colin Sebastian, Robert W. Baird, sees an opportunity in Amazon, while James Ramelli, Keene on the Market, doesn't.

  • 10 Million new Amazon Prime members  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Amazon's Prime membership helped many customers deliver presents over the holidays. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on some of the most popular toys this season.

  • Retail wrap-up: BBY & TGT winning  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Discussing holiday retail sales data, David Schick, Stifel retail analyst, reveals who has outperformed this season.

  • Dec 28- Sony Pictures said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, an impressive return made possible by the publicity surrounding the cyberattack blamed on North Korea. The film that triggered the devastating cyberattack on the studio last month, which the United States says was launched by North...

  • ‘The Interview’ makes $18M in opening weekend Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 6:16 PM ET
    Sony Pictures' release of 'The Interview' at the Plaza Theater on, Christmas Day, December 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia

    Sony said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, thanks to the hacking publicity.

  • Pricey Singapore: Savvy shoppers go online Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:46 PM ET
    Shoppers wait at a pedestrian junction to cross a road, in Singapore,

    Cost conscious shoppers in Singapore, one of the world's most expensive cities, are increasingly shopping online to take advantage of lower prices.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 26- "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a decent start for the raunchy comedy that appeared dead after Sony Pictures pulled it from theaters last week following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea. Sony Pictures also released the movie online via Google Inc's YouTube and Google Play,...

  • Telsey: I would not own Amazon stock  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    Discussing Amazon's outlook for 2015 and who to play in the retail space next year, with Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO, and trader Jon Najarian.

  • Telsey's retail winners & losers  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Discussing which retailers grabbed the biggest piece of the retail pie in 2014, with Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO.