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Amazon é a primeira empresa cotada a perder $1 bilião

By Ninian Carter

November 10, 2022 - A Amazon tornou-se a primeira empresa cotada do mundo a perder $1 bilião de valor de mercado – o equivalente a quatro vezes o PIB de Portugal.

Over the past year, Amazon.com has witnessed an historic sell-off in its stock, fuelled by rising inflation, tightening monetary policies and disappointing earnings.

From a peak market capitalisation of $1.88 trillion in May 2021, Amazon has seen a slide in value, mostly occurring in 2022, to $878.77 billion – the world’s first public company to lose a trillion dollars in market value.

In October, Amazon projected the slowest revenue growth for the Christmas period in the company’s history, as shoppers tighten their purse strings in the face of economic uncertainty.

Amazon has spent 2022 adjusting to a sharp downturn in e-commerce growth as consumers return to pre-pandemic shopping habits. Its shares have fallen by half as slowing sales, soaring costs and hikes in interest rates take their toll.

Similarly, billionaire co-founder Jeff Bezos has seen his fortune dwindle by 43% throughout the year – down to $109 billion.

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PUBLISHED: 11/11/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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