Norway’s Adevinta to buy eBay’s classified ads business in $9.2bn deal

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The deal will see Britain's Gumtree change hands - Beck Diefenbach/Reuters
The deal will see Britain’s Gumtree change hands – Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

Norway’s Adevinta has agreed a $9.2bn (£7.1bn) deal to acquire eBay’s classified ads group in a move that will create the world’s largest online classifieds business.

The cash plus stock deal, which will see Britain’s Gumtree change hands, will make eBay the largest shareholder in the Norwegian giant.

eBay will receive $2.5bn in cash for its ads group as well as a further 540 million shares, bringing its ownership of Adevinta up to 44pc.

Both companies expect between $150m and $185m of “annual synergies” within the next three years. The blockbuster deal is expected to close by the end of the March.

Adevinta currently operates in 15 countries with 35 different products and websites while eBay’s classifieds covers 12 brands in 13 countries. Among Adevinta’s brands is shopping app Shpock, which operates in the UK. Leboncoin, Olx, and Paycar

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Buy now, pay whenever? Lockdown lift for online shopping loans

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By Nikhil Nainan

(Reuters) – Browsing online during lockdown, Jessica Friend spotted a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses she liked, but the price tag made the 30-year-old Ohio resident think twice.

What persuaded her to click ‘buy’, Friend said, was the short-term credit offered by Afterpay, which split the $260 payment into four interest-free instalments.

Afterpay is among a handful of alternative credit firms which offer small loans, mostly to online shoppers, and make their money by charging merchants a 4%-6% commission.

These buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) firms have benefited from a shift to online shopping during the coronavirus crisis in countries including the United States, where state aid has also boosted retail sales.

“I’m more inclined to use them because they make it easier to afford to get the things I want all at once … and when I want to splurge on something,” Friend said of the loans.

Some investors are

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the best face coverings to buy online

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Ministers have announced that it will be mandatory to wear facial masks and coverings when using public transport from June 15.

That means if you use trains, tubes, trams, ferries, planes or buses, you must cover your nose and mouth to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Those without an adequate face covering could be refused travel on public transport and may even face a fine.

Many people have already been wearing masks for walks or to shop for groceries, but now it’s official – and there’s more choice than ever.

Not to be mistaken for clinical medical grade face masks (or PPE), which NHS staff and frontline workers still need to stay safe, facial masks and coverings are typically made from cloth and elastic and sometimes feature a removable filter so that you can change it to keep it working effectively.

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How to buy a car online if you don’t want to visit a dealership

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With car dealerships now fully open, we can go back to the traditional way of buying a new car.  For a lot of people that’s showroom shopping on a Saturday morning, haggling over a set of mud-flaps and drinking a free cup of lukewarm coffee, writes James Batchelor.

It’s a process we’ve been happy to subject ourselves to for decades. It may not always be pleasant, but it’s a practice that largely works, for the car dealer as well as the customer.

However, lockdown has made us a nation of online shoppers. From book deliveries to takeaway food, Brits have dined out on the services of delivery drivers and rarely ventured beyond their doorsteps. So, could we now become a nation of online new car buyers, too?

How do online car brokers work?

Brokers have been selling brand new cars online for years, specialising in leveraging relationships with car

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Buy Microsoft 365 Personal- Microsoft Store

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User Rating: 3 out of 5

Submitted on10/27/2016

Review title of Egbertoncomplex and confusing to the layman

I bought it in desperation hoping that it would straighten out my word processing and .xls use that became so totally incoherent after I switched to Windows Ten. So I have lots of apps now, including those with office 365, that I don’t know their purpose or how they can help me. I have faith, though, that with patience and trial and error I’ll again be able to turnout the needed documents for my work promptly and adequately edited.

Microsoft Store responded on 11/1/2016

Hello, There are multiple online resources available to you for getting acclimated in Office 365 including video tutorials, getting started guides, application specific training and much more. Please visit: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-Training-Center-b8f02f81-ec85-4493-a39b-4c48e6bc4bfb for more info. You can click on the application you would like to learn more

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To Buy Or Not To Buy: ‘How To Money’ Looks At The Housing Market & More

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Spring is usually the busiest time for the housing market, but the coronavirus has changed that, too, and one listener asks Joel and Matt if they should buy now or wait until later. They’re already under contract, but have been advised that the market could be on a downturn, and if they wait, they could get a better price on the house. Not so fast, Joel says; while it’s true that banks have seen the lowest level of housing loan applications since 2015, that’s no indication that the market will change significantly, since housing inventory is still low. And right now, mortgage rates are incredibly low, so buying now with those rates could actually mean more savings in the long run than waiting for a cheaper price in the future. For that reason, refinancing an existing mortgage could be a good move, too. 

Another listener asks about the stimulus checks;

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If you need the perfect outfit, you visit your favorite store, right? It’s easier and faster to select a great option from a list instead of designing the options. This is why traditional branding agencies get

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Money can’t buy happiness

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Most of what we think we know about people with a lot of money comes from television, movies and beach novels — and a lot of it is inaccurate, says Robert Kenny, EdD.

In an effort to remedy that, Kenny, a developmental psychologist and senior advisor at the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College, is co-leading a research project on the aspirations, dilemmas and personal philosophies of people worth $25 million or more. Kenny and his colleagues surveyed approximately 165 households via an anonymous online survey and were surprised to find that while money eased many aspects of these people’s lives, it made other aspects more difficult.

The Monitor spoke to Kenny about his findings and about the significance of his research for those of us who don’t have a net worth of $25 million or more.

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