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Alibaba set for new era as flamboyant Jack Ma departs

Alibaba set for new era as flamboyant Jack Ma departs

11/09/2019 - 09:33
Alibaba chair Jack Ma has stepped down from the Chinese group, leaving his handpicked successor a daunting task of steering the $460bn juggernaut at a time when the market for its core e-commerce business has slowed sharply. read more
Alibaba plans $20bn Hong Kong listing

Alibaba plans $20bn Hong Kong listing

05/06/2019 - 10:02
Alibaba is considering raising as much as $20bn through a listing in Hong Kong, people familiar with the matter say, lining up a second blockbuster deal following its 2014 record $25bn float in New York. read more
Alibaba beats analyst estimates as recommendations boost sales

Alibaba beats analyst estimates as recommendations boost sales

17/05/2019 - 09:38
The Alibaba Group posted quarterly revenue and earnings that topped analyst estimates as personalised recommendations drive consumer spending across its shopping sites. read more
Alibaba creates new smartphone technology that allows the blind and visually-impaired to shop online

Alibaba creates new smartphone technology that allows the blind and visually-impaired to shop online

28/01/2019 - 09:56
Alibaba has created new smartphone technology that allows the blind and visually-impaired to shop online. read more
JD.com follows Alibaba and Tencent into hi-tech physical retail

JD.com follows Alibaba and Tencent into hi-tech physical retail

04/01/2018 - 13:51
JD.com has opened the first of a chain of hi-tech supermarkets in Beijing, following archrival Alibaba Group Holding into the world of physical retail. read more
Alibaba Singles Day racks up $1 billion in sales in two minutes

Alibaba Singles Day racks up $1 billion in sales in two minutes

13/11/2017 - 10:46
Alibaba Group kicked off its annual Singles’ Day shopping bonanza, logging $1 billion in gross merchandise volume within the first two minutes. read more
55% of Chinese shoppers buy British

55% of Chinese shoppers buy British

09/11/2017 - 10:49
Fifty-five per cent of Chinese online shoppers purchase goods from the UK as goods are perceived to be “of premium quality”. read more
Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giants

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giants

22/06/2017 - 09:25
As Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) looks to swallow U.S. grocery chain Whole Foods, China's tech giants are already digesting hefty bricks-and-mortar deals, taking the lead in the battle to transform supermarket shopping with big data and better supply chains.  read more
Alibaba to buy China mall operator in $2.6bn plan

Alibaba to buy China mall operator in $2.6bn plan

12/01/2017 - 08:54
SHANGHAI - Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba will take control of domestic department store Intime through a $2.6 billion privatisation scheme, sending shares of the mall operator surging. read more
Alibaba reveal VR Pay technology allowing shoppers to pay with a nod

Alibaba reveal VR Pay technology allowing shoppers to pay with a nod

18/10/2016 - 12:47
Alibaba has revealed new technology allowing users to pay for goods within a virtual reality shop simply by nodding their heads. read more
Cheers! Italy toasts booming wine trade - Italy

Cheers! Italy toasts booming wine trade - Italy

18/04/2016 - 12:54
Verona - As he swirls a glass of yellowy-green wine made from the trendy pecorino grape, Fabio Centini purrs with enthusiasm. read more
Alibaba makes $5 billion in 90 minutes - China

Alibaba makes $5 billion in 90 minutes - China

11/11/2015 - 10:23
The world’s biggest online shopping holiday got off to a roaring start in China. read more
Prime Day? Alibaba prepares for something bigger - USA

Prime Day? Alibaba prepares for something bigger - USA

20/10/2015 - 10:35
For anyone who thought Amazon’s July “Prime Day” event was the biggest shopping day of the year, check out Alibaba’s upcoming “Global Shopping Festival” promotion. read more
Alibaba off to strong start; gains 38% on first day of trading - USA

Alibaba off to strong start; gains 38% on first day of trading - USA

22/09/2014 - 13:37
New York – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. on Friday closed its first day of trading, on the New York Stock Exchange, with its shares up 38% from its I.P.O., closing at $93.89. read more
China's JD.com makes Wall Street splash

China's JD.com makes Wall Street splash

23/05/2014 - 11:05
New York - Chinese online retailer, JD.com, rallied on Thursday in its Wall Street debut, suggesting an appetite for its larger rival Alibaba. read more