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Didi Chuxing, China's predominant ride-services platform, recently added bike-sharing options to its mobile phone app. © AP

The extraordinary power of China's corporate 'mega ecosystems'

Companies like Didi and Meituan are increasingly coming into competition

  • The secret engine of Alibaba's 'new retail' plans

    'Uni-marketing' will synthesize vast range of consumer data to support vendors

  • China's big spenders go into reverse

    But Anbang suffers more than most as Beijing squeezes debt-laden groups to cut borrowings

  • Cathay Pacific, Singapore Air need to look beyond their planes

    New relations with customers crucial for recovery of Asia's premium carriers

  • Jack Ma puts his data magic to work at a Hong Kong brokerage

    Traditional model abandoned at Yunfeng in favor of hardcore information analysis

  • India's pharmaceutical prescription is unhealthy

    Generic drug companies must confront multiple challenges to survive

  • Chinese internet leaders are also HR pioneers

    Tencent and Baidu are using AI and big data to fight staff turnover

  • Indonesian companies likely to drive boom in sukuk issuance

    Palm oil producers likely to join telecoms, food and utilities as market leaders

  • In China, digital innovators flock to Shenzhen

    Despite hurdles, atmosphere of freedom in Tencent's hometown welcomes newcomers

  • A new narrative of Chinese corporate growth

    Lower-profile entrepreneurs are achieving exponential growth after humble starts

  • Apple has to face question of its 'red line' in China

    Doing business requires consideration of which official demands to accept

  • Noble Group humbled by mercurial founder's misjudgment

    Troubled Singapore commodities giant looks doomed by creditors' mistrust

  • Tough times ahead for Hong Kong: Henny Sender

    City's failure to reinvent itself since 1997 handover leaves it vulnerable

  • Gaming triumph not such a winner for China's Tencent

    Social and political backlash underlines regulatory dangers for internet giants

  • Why Samsung Electronics is courting its shareholders

    Top chaebol family moves to preempt new president's legislative agenda

  • A-shares move will not solve China's capital flows problem

    Beijing remains uncommitted to market reforms despite MSCI announcement

  • Family and connections fail to save Anbang founder Wu

    Acquisitive entrepreneur felled by capital controls and Beijing's poisonous politics

  • Why Didi is raising so much cash

    Chinese ride service has conquered rivals, but faces other threats

  • HSBC's Gulliver has bet the business on change in China

    Bank prospering amid renewed growth, but faces pain if reform drive slows

  • Baidu's bet on Beijing's autonomous car drive

    The search company's calculation: give up some intellectual property for sales