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14pc climb for eBay, but slow start for Christmas

ONLINE auction site eBay recorded a 14pc climb in revenue to €2.6bn, but the company said that sales growth may slow heading into the holiday season.

EBay's comparable sales rose 21pc in September from a year earlier, less than August's 24pc growth, ChannelAdvisor said earlier this month -- a potential sign of a slower start to the holiday sales season.

Chief executive John Donahoe has been spending money on mobile technology, marketing campaigns and website upgrades, seeking to push the company beyond its core roots.

Earlier this year, Paypal announced the creation of 1,000 jobs in Dundalk.