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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Ontario teachers hit jackpot with bet on JD.com

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Retirement fund's purchase marks growing trend by asset managers to buy stakes in Chinese e-commerce firms to tap online shopping boom Ontario teachers hit jackpot with JD bet A wager by the teachers of Ontario, Canada, on Beijing-based online retailer JD.com is paying off in a big way. Their C$141 billion (HK$1 trillion) retirement fund bought about ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    The tale of Alibaba and GSK a sign of China's rise on world stage

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by George Chen

    ... for the e-commerce firm founded in 1999 by English teacher-turned private businessman Jack Ma Yun as well as the Chinese government. Ma has said he's had to spend most of his time managing good ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FUNDS

    Local partners are key to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's success

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Ray Chan

    ... local partners is the phrase that comes up most when doing an interview with Ron Mock, who took over at the helm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan just over five months ago. Known for generating superior long-term returns, OTPP, which has C$130 billion (HK$926 billion) in assets under management on behalf of 300,000 active and retired teachers, has hired seven private equity firms ...

  4. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Did Alibaba's Jack Ma keep prized asset for himself?

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ray Chan

    ... But while the 50-year-old former English teacher has said that its US listing will allow his company to be more transparent and open to public supervision, Ma has yet to properly address lingering ...

  5. Business - Companies - LOANS

    Sun Hung Kai shares tumble after news of HK$1b share placement

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:27pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... in outstanding loans as of June 30th. The group, which includes Sun Hung Kai Financial and consumer loans lender UA Finance, and boasts CVC Capital Partners and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Alibaba eyeing Europe and US for growth after IPO, says Jack Ma

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Ray Chan

    ... company." Ma, a former English teacher who founded the e-retailer in Hangzhou in 1999, said it planned to expand its footprint in the United States and Europe, but would not give up on Asia. Alibaba ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    No 1 risk for investing in Alibaba is Chinese politics

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Beijing is eager to support national brands but Chinese politics can throw up obstacles The No 1 risk for investing in Alibaba What is the biggest risk for investors in China's e-commerce giant Alibaba? In one word: politics. Jack Ma Yun, English teacher-turned entrepreneur, is already a legend in China for the incredibly fast growth ...

  8. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:59am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.chan@scmp.com Rise of Jack Ma's e-commerce company has mirrored the transformation of China, but more must be done to truly unleash private enterprise Alibaba's new China When former English teacher Jack Ma Yun created online trade platform Alibaba.com in Hangzhou 15 years ago, China laboured under cumbersome corporate rules and buyers and sellers ...

  9. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    A 'correct' understanding of education in China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by George Chen

    ... the founding father of republican China- vowed to strengthen ideological control over students and teachers, state media reported. Our graduates may have little understanding of what being a good ...

  10. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Standing room only as Alibaba kicks off IPO roadshow

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:31am by Reuters

    ... But Yosri and other investors said they found Ma to be impressive, with some describing the former English teacher who founded the company in his apartment as “charismatic”. In his 10-minute ...




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