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The day lonely individuals celebrate

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Singles' Day: The day lonely individuals celebrate
The Singles Day, or Double 11, is a Chinese shopping holiday that originated as an unofficial holiday for bachelors. The date, November 11 (11/11), was chosen because the number "1" resembles a "bare stick", which is a Chinese slang for a lonely man with no significant others, and four "1"s abstractly refer to the demographic group of single men. The holiday has ironically also become a popular date to celebrate relationships, with over 4,000 couples being married in Beijing on this date in 2011, compared to an average of 700 a day.

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Alibaba beats estimates on record Singles' Day sales

China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd beat analysts' estimates for quarterly results on Thursday, driven by record sales during its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz and demand for its cloud computing..
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Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit record $38 billion; growth slows

Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's sales for its 24-hour Singles' Day shopping blitz hit a record $38.4 billion, more than U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc's haul last quarter from online store..
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Alibaba beats forecasts after record Singles' Day [Video]Alibaba beats forecasts after record Singles' Day

Alibaba again beat forecasts thanks to record sales at its annual Singles' Day shopping extravaganza. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Factbox: China's love of e-commerce powers Alibaba's Singles' Day

China's dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles' Day shopping extravaganza on Monday, setting records as the..
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales jump 25% in first 9 hours to $23 billion

Chinese retailer Alibaba on Monday said sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz jumped 25% in the first nine hours to $23 billion, nearly two thirds of U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc's online store..
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Alibaba sees strong sales as Singles' Day kicks off

The world's biggest online shopping day delivered sales of around $14bn in the first hour of trading.
BBC News - Published

On Singles' Day, green groups warn of China's surge in packaging waste

Accumulated waste from China's e-commerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in, green groups said on Monday, as an online shopping..
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales hit 84 billion yuan in first hour

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz hit 84 billion yuan ($12 billion) within the first hour, up 22% from last year's..
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