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Shares of eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) gained 1.3 percent on Friday and continued to edge higher in late afternoon hours. The company has purchased Belgian classified-ad websites 2dehands.be and the French-language version 2ememain.be as the e-commerce giant continues to make international acquisitions a priority in an attempt keep up with competition from sites like Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG). The sites are the two biggest for classified ads in Belgium and, although Belgium is far from the top e-commerce market in Europe, the acquisition shows that EBay believes it can continue to grow internationally.


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