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By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon raised the spectre of another Scottish independence referendum after Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the devolved assembly in Edinburgh did not need to be consulted on triggering Brexit. "This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership," the Scottish First Minister said. "Is Scotland content for our future to be dictated by an increasingly right-wing Westminster government with just one MP (lawmaker) here," she asked.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Tuesday its revenues leapt 54 percent year-on-year for the quarter ended in December, spurred by rapid growth in Chinese online shopping. Revenue for the company, seen as a benchmark for China's increasingly crucial consumer sector, reached 53.25 billion yuan ($7.7 billion) in the quarter, it said in a statement. The result "demonstrates the strength of the Chinese consumer and Alibaba’s ability to create value across our vast ecosystem", said Daniel Zhang, chief executive officer of Alibaba Group.