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  • Parcel delivery in China, a cutthroat business

    . This represents a six-fold jump in just four years, attributed directly to the rise of online shopping sites operated by giants such as Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com, which have consumers flocking with wallets wide open. And there is no sign of a slowdown

    September 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Mattress makers try to lull Chinese to sleep

    bricks-and-mortar business into four key stores in large coastal cities, mostly inside Japanese department stores such as Isetan and Takashimaya. In addition to those outlets, Airweave also sells through an online shop on Alibaba Group Holding's Tmall

    September 23, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Cardboard prices soaring in China ahead of 'Singles' Day'

    officials, cardboard prices surged to over 5,000 yuan ($759) per ton in September, up from around 3,000 yuan in July last year. In China, e-commerce services from Alibaba Group Holding and other companies have risen sharply. The number of parcels delivered

    September 23, 2017 10:34 am JST
  • Amazon, Flipkart splurge on discounts in India's festive sale

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- As India enters its peak festive shopping period, e-commerce companies Flipkart Internet and Amazon are battling for consumers in a much-awaited annual sale event by deepening discounts and widening the array of merchandise on o

    September 22, 2017 07:58 pm JST
  • Christopher Aston

    Pressure on tycoons won't get Beijing all it wants

    (Hong Kong), involved bringing in multi-billion dollar investments from leading private enterprises including Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba Group Holding. In return for their cash, these companies received poorly performing SOE equity. Tapping private

    September 21, 2017 06:04 pm JST
  • Why Tencent and Alibaba are China's most powerful investors

    can say no to Tencent or its great rival, Alibaba Group Holding, these days. The two Chinese tech groups have access to cheaper capital and deeper reservoirs of cash than any other player on the mainland, thanks to their soaring share prices and market

    September 21, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • As Alibaba and Tencent swell, so does their political risk

    or being disrupted by a sudden change in technology. But in China, the biggest risk is political. And today, Chinese tech titans Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings are the focus of an intense debate about the extent to which they are vulnerable

    September 21, 2017 10:00 am JST
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    As Alibaba and Tencent swell, so does their political risk

    or being disrupted by a sudden change in technology. But in China, the biggest risk is political. And today, Chinese tech titans Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings are the focus of an intense debate about the extent to which they are vulnerable

    September 20, 2017 01:50 pm JST
  • Cover story

    Why Tencent and Alibaba are China's most powerful investors

    ." Very few people can say no to Tencent or its great rival, Alibaba Group Holding, these days. The two Chinese tech groups have access to cheaper capital and deeper reservoirs of cash than any other player on the mainland, thanks to their soaring share

    September 20, 2017 01:30 pm JST
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    Philippine antitrust watchdog asks Duterte for big personnel boost

    process. For instance, the 45% investment by Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding, in Globe Fintech Innovations was approved only last August after a deal was disclosed in February. Others complain that the 1 billion pesos

    September 20, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Chinese bike-share operators making tracks for Southeast Asia

    . Mobike raised funds from Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings and U.S. equity funds. Ofo won backing from Alibaba Group Holding, China's e-commerce conglomerate. Together, the two young companies are branching out internationally. Beating traffic

    September 20, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • Fosun Unit Sisram Drops In Hong Kong After HK$689 Mln IPO

    . ZhongAn, an insurer backed by Alibaba Group Holding's billionaire founder Jack Ma, Tencent Holdings's Chairman Pony Ma and Ping An Insurance Group's Chairman Ma Mingzhe, is expected to list on the main board of Hong Kong stock exchange later this month

    September 19, 2017 01:04 pm JST
  • Google introduces mobile payment service for India

    leader Paytm, backed by China's Alibaba Group Holding. Paytm accounts for more than half of India's mobile wallets user base. In April, WhatsApp placed an advertisement on its website seeking a digital transactions lead for India, which accounts

    September 18, 2017 09:11 pm JST
  • J Coin: Japanese banks' virtual currency without the volatility

    -payments services of international tech giants like Alibaba Group Holding and Apple. There is a possibility Japan's other big banks could join the group, creating a massive coalition. J Coin is expected to be up and running by 2020.  Big data, big prize The banks

    September 17, 2017 02:09 am JST
  • Interview: Singapore needs more talent to skip public sector, start a business

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore needs to change its tradition of channeling the "best and the brightest" into the public sector if it is to improve its startup ecosystem and embrace more innovation, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of retail and financial services gro

    September 16, 2017 01:39 am JST
  • Malaysian state-run money managers aim to invest more abroad

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Malaysia's two largest state-run money managers aim to invest more in foreign assets including those in the U.S. as part of their long-term diversification program and generate higher returns.Employees Provident Fund,

    September 15, 2017 07:45 pm JST
  • Central Group, JD.com to pour $500m into JVs in Thailand

    partly owned by Alibaba Group Holding, is the largest player but not a dominant one. Both Central and JD.com are among the many companies, including Amazon.com and China's Alibaba, that want a piece of the growing pie. Central is the largest brick

    September 15, 2017 06:23 pm JST
  • Asian family conglomerates

    For Thailand's retail giant Central Group, it is no longer all in the family

    Group Holding in China or Amazon in the West, the market is growing rapidly. Amazon recently entered Singapore, while Alibaba has invested in Lazada, the largest e-retailer in Southeast Asia, and is planning to build a large logistics center in Thailand

    September 15, 2017 05:44 pm JST
  • SoftBank's bullish business scares off cautious Japanese investors

    a forward contract to hedge possible price fluctuations of shares of Alibaba Group Holding, a SofBank partner, on the issuance of the trust securities that bear a mandatory condition to be exchanged to American depositary receipt of Alibaba in 2019

    September 14, 2017 11:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks decline after soft China economic data

    plans to extend its competitive race with rival Alibaba Group Holding into traditional retailing by rolling out office-based automated food services targeting white-collar workers, Caixin Global reported on Wednesday. Cathay Pacific Airways fell 0

    September 14, 2017 03:21 pm JST