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Alibaba funds give Singapore's Lazada confidence on post-COVID growth

E-commerce giant's CEO sees competition easing after pandemic's boom

Lazada Group CEO James Dong says Alibaba's financial support has given the platform an edge over Southeast Asia's other e-commerce players. (Source image by Tsubasa Suruga and Lazada)

SINGAPORE -- Lazada Group, the Southeast Asian e-commerce arm of Alibaba Group Holding, expects to see less competition in the once hotly contested region as the market adapts to a slowdown now that the worst of COVID has passed, according to CEO James Dong.

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