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Online auctions of Boeing 747s reflect shifts in the air-travel industry

FOR many aeroplane enthusiasts, buying a Boeing 747 is the stuff of dreams. The “Queen of the Skies” is an icon from the golden age of air travel, a period the 1960s and 1970s when the industry was at its most glamorous. And owning one would be like having a little piece of aviation history.

Last week that dream shifted slightly closer to reality, albeit only for well-heeled fans. Three Boeing 747s went up for auction on Taboo, China’s equivalent of eBay. The seller is a state court in Shenzhen, which seized the planes when Jade Cargo International, an airline, went bust in 2012. At first, state officials tried to flog the planes offline at private auctions. But after six failed attempts, they opened the sale up to public bids. Offers currently range from 122m yuan ($18.5m) to 135m yuan.

This is not the first time one of the planes has been auctioned online. Last year Concord Aerospace, a Florida-based firm which buys and sells plane parts,…Continue reading

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Shop Apotheke Europe acquires Europa Apotheek

Shop Apotheke Europe has acquired mail-order pharmacy Europa Apotheek. Through this acquisition, Shop Apotheke wants to strengthen its European market leadership. The combination of prescription-free and prescription drugs is expected to create the largest and fastest-growing integrated online pharmacy of Europe. Shop Apotheke Europe, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, Continue reading

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La tienda online alemana Emma desembarca en España con sus colchones de alta gama

La multinacional alemana Emma, dedicada a la fabricación y venta online de colchones de alta gama, ha entrado en España dentro de su plan de expansión en Europa. Emma fabrica y vende productos premium con materiales de alta calidad a un precio muy atractivo. Emma llega a España para revolucionar el mercado de colchones con un modelo de negocio […]

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