The world's biggest internet bookseller has finally started to make a profit.
Amazon reported a net profit of $5.087m for the three months to 31 December, compared to a loss for the same quarter a year ago of $545.14m.
The company made a loss for the full year of $567.3m but this was considerably less than the $1.41bn loss a year earlier. Turnover for the quarter was $1.12bn, up 15 per cent from $972m last time.
Amazon said that more than 29 per cent of its sales were made to international customers.
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