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  1. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    Cash-rich Alibaba wants more as it plans US bond offering

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 11:20am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com E-commerce giant taps the low-rate environment as the need to refinance its credit facilities arises Alibaba seeks US$8b from US bond market Alibaba Group ... with knowledge of the matter. In its US regulatory filing on Thursday, Alibaba said it planned to use the net proceeds from the bond offering primarily to refinance its existing credit facilities. ...

  2. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese firms Alibaba, Xiaomi lauded as budding innovation powerhouses

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland e-commerce leader and smartphone maker among the world's most creative firms Alibaba and Xiaomi win plaudits for innovation E-commerce giant Alibaba Group and smartphone supplier Xiaomi Technology have been named among this year's most promising innovative enterprises in a global survey, burnishing the credentials ...

  3. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba launches online group shopping in Hong Kong, Taiwan

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com E-commerce giant launches daily deals service in the markets amid the rise of aggregators Alibaba ventures into HK, Taiwan group shopping Alibaba Group, ... electronics accessories. "We believe the group-buying markets in Hong Kong and Taiwan are big enough for all players to grow," Alibaba spokeswoman Florence Shih said. Alibaba ...

  4. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    China on course to build world's first trillion-dollar online retail market

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:13am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Alibaba and JD lead the way with mobile transactions likely to dominate internet sales Mainland set to be first US$1tr online retail market With e-commerce giants Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com driving domestic sales, the mainland could be on course to become the world's first US$1 trillion online retail market in five years. The milestones ...

  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Mobile sales ramp-up key to driving JD.com growth over time

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... similar to the business model of Amazon.com Rival Alibaba Group Holding operates giant online platforms, such as the business-to-consumer site Tmall.com and consumer-to-consumer site Taobao Marketplace, where member merchants sell their goods to online buyers. "Compared with [Alibaba], there is still significant room for JD to grow by penetrating into lower-tier cities and increasing ...

  6. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    New e-commerce service takes challenge to rival Alibaba

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:27am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com New e-commerce service takes challenge to Alibaba Shanghai Media Group and Singapore-based YuuZoo are due to launch this week a new social media and e-commerce platform to challenge Alibaba Group's online shopping market leader Tmall.com. "We are very optimistic that we can be one of the top social e-commerce players in the [mainland] ...

  7. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    JD.com eyes sharper focus on mobile, lower-tier cities in China

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:11am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... year". Barclays analyst Alicia Yap, said the Tencent partnership "has helped JD gain customers". Alibaba Group Holding set a record 57.1 billion yuan one-day gross merchandise volume ...

  8. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba valuation approaches US$100 billion ahead of possible IPO

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Alibaba valuation nears US$100 billion The value of Alibaba Group continues to be an object of speculation after profit at the mainland's biggest e-commerce company more than doubled in the quarter that ended December 31. Privately held Alibaba posted a net profit of US$642.17 million in the period, up from US$236.91 million a year earlier, ...

  9. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba wants counterfeiters to go out of fashion from its online platform

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com E-commerce giant hopes to build credibility by collaborating with more foreign luxury brands on anti-counterfeiting after Louis Vuitton deal Alibaba in fight against copycats Alibaba Group, the mainland's biggest e-commerce services provider, looks set to burnish its credentials with more foreign luxury brands after it forged ...

  10. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Tencent, Alibaba open mobile payments battle via vending machines

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Tencent and Alibaba target smartphone-toting consumers with vending machines equipped with mobile payment solutions at train stations Internet firms in battle for subway riders' money The first shots of a brewing mobile e-commerce war between Tencent and Alibaba may have been fired from the unlikeliest of platforms: vending machines. ...




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