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Amazon steamrolls through 2015

Its share price has more than doubled; market capitalisation dwarfs Walmart's
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 05:50
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PACKS A PUNCH: This year's surge has made investors increasingly confident that Amazon's retail business is maturing, following years of heavy investment in infrastructure and logistics.

New York

TWO decades after Jeffrey Bezos started Amazon in his Bellevue, Washington, garage, his e-commerce juggernaut could be forgiven for letting up on its rapid growth.

Not Amazon, though, which steamrolled through 2015, capturing an ever-growing share of US retail sales. Of