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  1. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Alibaba acquires rest of UCWeb to boost mobile offerings

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Alibaba buys rest of UCWeb to boost mobile apps Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce operator, has agreed to acquire the rest of UCWeb to add internet browsers and an application store to its mobile service. The cash-and-stock deal will see 3,000 workers join Alibaba as the business is fully integrated, the companies said in a joint statement yesterday. Alibaba ...

  2. Business - Companies - SPENDING

    Alibaba counsels employees on how to spend IPO windfall

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong As Alibaba prepares for what could be the biggest initial public offering by a tech firm to date, the Chinese e-commerce giant has been counselling employees on how to deal with the roughly US$41 billion they could unlock through a New York listing. While some staffers have enquired if BMW sells its luxury cars in Alibaba’s corporate orange, others may invest ...

  3. News - China - INVESTING

    Alibaba to buy 1.2 billion yuan stake in Guangzhou Evergrande soccer club

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:29pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Alibaba in 1.2b yuan share of Evergrande After a night of drinking in Hong Kong, Alibaba chairman Jack Ma Yun woke up one morning recently to find his company a half-owner of the country's most successful football club. The price he paid- 1.2 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion)- was a bargain, he said. It was the latest in a flurry ...

  4. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Alibaba offering seen dampening fortunes of peers

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Alibaba offering seen dampening fortunes of peers Alibaba Group's potentially record-breaking initial public offering risks handing losses to investors ... US$20 billion, according to Blackfriars Asset Management. Alibaba is preparing to debut in the market after an index of Chinese dotcom companies plunged 15 per cent in the past two months amid ...

  5. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    Alibaba's China base is both good news and bad for IPO investors

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Beijing a key factor in Alibaba's IPO It is easy to get caught up in the glossy numbers in Alibaba's listing prospectus: 44 per cent profit margins, 72 per ... as Alibaba- is also a wager on how well it can get along with Beijing. The company may raise as much as US$20 billion in its initial public offering later this year, 100 times more than the average ...

  6. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Will Alibaba IPO dash investors' hopes again?

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy Issues of concern include the firm's acquisition strategies, transparency level and governance Will Alibaba IPO dash investors' hopes again? The newest version of the Chinese internet boom rides atop the latest technology bubble in the United States. For more than a week, analysts have been poring over Alibaba Group's filing for its initial public ...

  7. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China's ban on overseas auditors raises concern over transparency

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Ahead of Alibaba's huge US listing, Chinese regulator proposes a ban on international firms auditing the books of mainland IPO hopefuls Outside audit ban ... mainland companies listing overseas, increasing investor concern over whether their books are clean. The proposals come at a time when the Alibaba Group is preparing to list in the United States, ...

  8. Business - China Business - ACCOUNTING

    Who exactly is checking the numbers at Alibaba?

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:20am by BLOOM

    ... Jonathan Weil Professor's blog raises good point in wondering if Hong Kong auditors really did firm's books Who exactly is checking the numbers at Alibaba? Paul Gillis, a professor at Peking University who writes the China Accounting Blog, made an excellent point over the weekend about Alibaba Group that is worth repeating. The company says it is audited by the Hong ...

  9. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Alibaba holds back as some wonder if history will repeat

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan Lack of clarity in e-commerce giant's prospectus has some investors questioning the timing of the listing as internet stocks begin to lose steam Alibaba holds back as some ... in the mainland's online retail market, which still has a lot of untapped potential for growth. In reality, only a few internet start-ups, such as Alibaba and JD.com are able to build up a scalable ...

  10. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba to help US e-tailer launch in China

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco ShopRunner, in which Alibaba bought a 39pc stake last year, will offer American retailers low-risk access to mainland e-commerce market Alibaba to launch China service for Amazon rival Alibaba has struck one of its largest deals with a United States e-commerce company, agreeing to help Amazon.com rival ShopRunner expand into the mainland. ShopRunner, ...




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