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  1. It's just got a lot better for Alibaba's chairman

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Jack Ma Yun, the chairman and chief executive of Alibaba Group, is getting a freer rein to chart the course of developing the e-commerce empire he co-founded in 1999 after scooping a pair of major deals this week. Alibaba's proposal to privatise its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Alibaba.com, the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce ...

  2. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Alibaba to sharpen business focus through restructuring

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Alibaba to sharpen focus through restructuring Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba is going in for a major restructuring by splitting the company into 25 units, ... Alibaba and Taobao, is trying to avoid the bureaucracy that large companies tend to develop, and to be more nimble. "These 25 units will be free-standing business units focused ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Alibaba writ claims four Hong Kong companies stole its names

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Alibaba writ claims HK companies stole its names Alibaba, the mainland's largest e-commerce firm, is suing four Hong Kong companies for trademark infringement. The group is suing Alipay Limited, a company that shares the same name as the online payment tool that customers of Alibaba use. Alibaba, which runs the popular online shipping site ...

  4. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Veteran company executive Jonathan Lu takes the helm at Alibaba

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 03:02pm by Sophie Yu, BIEN PEREZ

    ... Sophie Yu and Bien Perez In time for an IPO at the e-commerce giant that could value it at US$80b, veteran executive Jonathan Lu is replacing Alibaba's founder Ma names Lu as next CEO of Alibaba Group Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce firm, yesterday named Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi as its new chief executive effective from May 10, replacing founder Jack Ma Yun. Ma, who ...

  5. News - China Insider - E-COMMERCE

    HK$12.6 billion in 6 hours: Chinese ‘Singles Day’ fuels world's largest shopping spree

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 01:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China’s biggest online trading platform Alibaba Group was set to smash its own record for e-commerce spending on Monday after its annual sales promotion generated more than a colossal 10 billion yuan (HK$12.6 billion) in online transactions in just six hours. Taobao and Tmall, two major online shopping websites run by Alibaba, recorded a staggering ...

  6. Alibaba chief steps down as $294 mn deal announced

    Posted May 11th 2013, 10:09am by Agence France Presse in Hangzhou

    ... Agence France Presse in Hangzhou Alibaba chief Jack Ma stepped down on Friday before a potential initial public offering as the Chinese online retail giant announced a $294 million stake purchase in digital mapping firm AutoNavi. Alibaba, the world’s largest online retailer, said it bought a 28 per cent stake in Nasdaq-listed AutoNavi, its second big purchase in as many weeks. ...

  7. Online sellers stage charges protest

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Marketplace, the retail e-commerce divisions of the privately held Alibaba Group. Around 20 protesters handed a petition yesterday to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Sai Wan, so that their complaints could be passed on to Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. A demonstration will be staged today at Times Square in Causeway Bay, where the Hangzhou-based Alibaba ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Alibaba celebrates 1.2 million users on Taobao in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com A report shows the HK's online trade last year was HK$14.8b and is growing Alibaba's 1.2 million reasons to like SAR Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said its customer-to-customer online trading platform Taobao has been growing robustly in Hong Kong. Group spokeswoman Florence Shih said: "With more than 800 million product ...

  9. Police hold ex-head of Alibaba offshoot

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said yesterday that police had detained a former general manager of its group-buying business on suspicion of taking ... the middle of last year, for which it held Yan responsible. Juhuasuan.com, the website set up by Alibaba in March 2010, says it has 12 million consumers who use its group purchase services every day. ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Alizila crunched the numbers on China's online shoppers

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:12pm by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Alibaba the B2B e-commerce company has its own news service, Alizila, which has pulled together quite a lot of data on Chinese online shoppers and packed it neatly into this long and colourful infographic, "China's Internet is a Giant Shopping Mall": It's well known that the spending power of China's rising middle class is changing ...




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