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  • Apr 20, 2014
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Alibaba is the world’s biggest e-commerce group. Founded by Jack Ma, it owns Tmall.com and its consumer-to-consumer business Taobao.com.

Alibaba, Tencent take rivalry to mobile network services

The proverbial battle for the hearts and minds of mainland consumers between Alibaba and Tencent will soon play out in a vast new market for the two companies: mobile network services.

Friday, 18 April, 2014, 1:52am

Alibaba's IPO prospects lift on earnings surge

Alibaba Group posted a surge in fourth-quarter profit as analysts raise their valuation before a potential US initial public offering by China's largest e-commerce company.

17 Apr 2014 - 4:52am

Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

Alibaba Group Holding, the e-commerce giant founded by Ma, is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across the country to raise environmental awareness.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:19pm

Alibaba IPO poised for reality check as internet stocks decline

Red-hot optimism over e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's upcoming initial public offering in the United States could give way to a reality check after shares of Tencent, Asia's largest listed internet company, reached a two-month low in trading yesterday.

5 Apr 2014 - 1:54am 1 comment

Alibaba's IPO architect lays out blueprint for global e-commerce empire

Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company, changed how China shops. Now the man driving its blockbuster stock sale in the United States wants to transform the rest of the country's services industry, adding new users to the giant's 300 million customers.

4 Apr 2014 - 1:14am

Jack Ma invests 3.3B yuan in financial software provider

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma Yun has agreed to pay about 3.3 billion yuan (HK$4.1 billion) for a 20.6 per cent stake in financial software provider Hundsun Technologies, a move that could help bolster the e-commerce giant's efforts in online financial services.

4 Apr 2014 - 1:14am

Alibaba's US$692m Intime investment to push online-to-offline sales channel

E-commerce giant Alibaba has stepped up its cross-sector acquisitions with a deal to invest US$692 million in Hong Kong-listed Intime Retail, one of the mainland's largest operators of department stores.

1 Apr 2014 - 1:20am

Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

Beijing's decision to let a Hong Kong-listed unit of Citic Group take over its parent company in a deal valued at about 225 billion yuan (HK$283.6 billion) surprised the financial community on Wednesday evening.

31 Mar 2014 - 5:52pm 2 comments

Shuanghui could soon salve Hong Kong bourse's wounds with its IPO

Still licking its wounds from the loss of Alibaba's planned US$15 billion initial public offering, the Hong Kong stock exchange may find some consolation in the imminent listing of Shuanghui International, likely to be the city's biggest this year.

3 Apr 2014 - 6:57am

Regulator made the right call in spurning Alibaba

China has arguably the largest e-commerce market in the world and Alibaba dominates it. So the internet giant's final decision to list in the US instead of Hong Kong must come as a disappointment. 

24 Mar 2014 - 10:00am