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  1. Alibaba hedges bets as growth engine falters

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... As mainland exports, its biggest income source, are slowing, e-commerce provider Alibaba.com is branching out into other areas but analysts are not convinced the company can rely on them as earnings drivers. Alibaba is pinning its hopes on initiatives it has developed over the past years, such as a site targeting domestic markets, services helping overseas firms to tap mainland ...

  2. What's On

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today to June 20 CommunicAsia 2008 (Singapore Exhibition Services). Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tel: 65 6738 677; website: www.communicasia.com Tomorrow Right IT for SME (Microsoft/Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business). Park Lane Hotel. Tel: 2578 2726; website: www.hkcsmb.org.hk June 20 Second Asia-Pacific e-Business Champions of the Year Awards (Alibaba ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An article published on Tuesday under 'Alibaba likely to buy out Softbank venture' should have said Softbank Corp holds 29 per cent of Alibaba Group. ...

  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the report 'Fat cats criticised over size of donations' published on page A5 yesterday, we stated that Alibaba chairman Jack Ma had been criticised by netizens for allegedly having donated only 1 yuan to the Sichuan earthquake relief efforts; we reported in the same story that the company's website said Alibaba had donated 2.5 million yuan. This was incorrect. ...

  5. Alibaba likely to buy out Softbank venture

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Eventual takeover of Japan business to be model for firm's overseas expansion, says expert Alibaba.com, the mainland's largest business-to-business e-commerce company, ... a unit of Alibaba Group, last Thursday launched the venture- Alibaba.com Japan- in a bid to accelerate its expansion in the country and take over the operations of Alibaba.com's existing ...

  6. Alibaba shuns gloom to pursue expansion

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Alibaba.com, the mainland's largest business-to-business e-commerce company, plans to pursue its expansion strategy despite the gloomy economic outlook. It also announced yesterday ... when the economy and its exports were booming. 'In the second half of last year, Alibaba had about 2,700 new Gold Supplier members every quarter. But from this year, it had between 1,000 ...

  7. Alibaba surges 13.6pc as Microsoft's Yahoo bid excites market

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So, Bien Perez and Frederick Yeung Shares of mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba.com jumped 13.56 per cent yesterday as intense speculation on the company's future gripped the market following Microsoft Corp's stunning US$44.6 billion hostile offer to buy Yahoo. Alibaba.com, partly controlled by Yahoo, closed at HK$20.35, up from HK$17.92 on Friday last week. ...

  8. Results

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today 1st Quarter: ASM Pacific Technology, Nam Tai Electronic & Electrical Products, Sino Haijing Holdings AGM: Alibaba.com, Beijing Capital Land, China Resources Logic, CIG Yangtze ... Alibaba.com, CLP Holdings, HSBC Holdings ...

  9. Alibaba.com opens import service as exports sag

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Alibaba.com, the mainland's largest e-commerce firm, has launched an import-to-China service as it faces slowing growth in its traditional business of catering ... to Alibaba.com chief executive David Wei Zhe. The appreciation of the yuan, rising raw material and energy costs, the slowing global economy and tighter labour protection measures have hit the bottom ...

  10. Alibaba reshuffle a precursor to global expansion

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Alibaba Group's management shake-up involving four top executives taking sabbatical study leave, will pave the way for international expansion, industry watchers say. At the end of last year, the parent of Alibaba.com, the country's largest business-to-business internet marketplace, revealed a series of changes in its senior management. Chief operating ...




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