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  1. Americans' turn to thrift a gift for Chinese traders

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A depressed economy is apparently prompting Americans to look to China for second-hand goods, according to internet trading giant Alibaba.com, which reports a surge in online searches for used goods from United States buyers. Hangzhou-based Alibaba.com, which operates the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce service, with more than 45 million registered users, ...

  2. Alibaba net rises 34pc as it adds members

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alibaba.com, the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce service provider, is facing rosier prospects this year, as a rise in paying users and brisk online trade resulted in strong first-quarter gains. The Hangzhou-based company, the flagship unit of internet conglomerate Alibaba Group, reported yesterday a net profit of 330.1 million yuan (HK$375.65 million) ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Taking stock of Alibaba founder's gift shares Lai See remembers how Jack Ma Yun, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, surprised 80 business school students at the company's annual general meeting with a gift of 100 shares each of Alibaba.com stock last May. We hear from an insider that while the vast majority of the students collected their shares, for some reason ...

  4. Alibaba buys Shenzhen One-Touch Enterprise

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alibaba.com agreed to acquire for an undisclosed sum Shenzhen One-Touch Enterprise Service to support its premium-paying subscribers, comprising small mainland exporters. Alibaba.com's fifth acquisition this year will offer comprehensive export-related services tailored to small businesses, including customs clearance, logistics, cargo insurance, currency exchange, tax ...

  5. Alibaba.com fund to cover fraud disputes

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alibaba.com, the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce service provider, has established a unique fund to cover fraud disputes between mainland suppliers and their buyers. ... Alibaba Group. While most transactions on Alibaba.com are successful, some suppliers have been abusing the system. Alibaba.com last year processed 456 complaints from buyers whose claims were ...

  6. Partner or new competitor? Alibaba worries about Yahoo

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez in Hangzhou Alibaba.com's chief executive says it may have to re-evaluate its relationship with Yahoo after its United States partner announced plans to expand on the mainland. Yahoo, which holds a 40 per cent stake in parent firm Alibaba Group, said on Monday that it planned to broaden its online advertising coverage to include mainland small and medium-sized ...

  7. HK firm selling killer chemical despite UK party drug death

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... or overheating, hypertension, and an irregular heartbeat. The Hong Kong company, EOS Global Chem, claims on Alibaba.com that it can ship the chemical, produced in mainland China, overseas. EOS says ... users have left requests for the chemical on Alibaba's 'request for suppliers' site. 'Purest 4-mmc ... mcat ... methedrone ... crystal or fine powder ... ' was one ...

  8. Alibaba buys US tech firm Auctiva

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Alibaba.com, the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce services provider, has completed an acquisition of online software tools developer Auctiva, its second takeover in the United States this year. The acquisition is part of a US$100 million investment plan Alibaba announced in April and follows its purchase of e-commerce software firm Vendio Services ...

  9. Alibaba.com proposes special dividend

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alibaba.com, the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce services provider, will pay a HK$1.1 billion special cash dividend, or about 22 HK cents per share, to its ... shareholders,' chief executive David Wei Zhe said yesterday. Hangzhou-based Alibaba.com recently renewed a plan announced in 2008 to buy back up to HK$2 billion of its ordinary shares. ...

  10. California's 'salesman-in-chief' hails Alibaba jobs scheme

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez In November last year, Alibaba.com said it planned to boost investment in the United States to foster the growth of small businesses and help create 100,000 jobs across ... to realising that aspiration after Hong Kong-listed Alibaba on Saturday committed itself to investing US$3 million in a programme that will enable 3,000 recent college graduates from the state to set ...




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