3 August 2020, Monday | 08:24pm


Fires in Amazon forest rose 30% in 2019


SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5% in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday.

Amazon launches bigger local online store in Singapore


SINGAPORE: Amazon.com Inc has launched a bigger local store and marketplace in Singapore, expanding its product selection and intensifying competition with rivals such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Lazada and Sea Ltd's Shopee.

Amazon wildfires: 'Lungs of the earth are in flames'

RIO DE JANEIRO: As dozens of fires scorched large swaths of the Amazon, the Brazilian government Thursday struggled to contain growing global outrage over its environmental policies, which have paved the way for runaway deforestation of the world’s largest rainforest.

Amazon delivers record profits on gains in cloud, advertising

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon on Thursday delivered record profits for the first quarter, fueled by gains in cloud computing and new business segments for the US technology colossus.

Bezos surpasses Gates as world’s richest ahead of Amazon results

NEW YORK: A surge in Amazon.com Inc shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.