Singles Day

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

A staff member responds to customers' online questions at the headquarters of a Tmall online shop in Guangzhou ahead of the "Singles' Day" shopping promotion. Photo: Xinhua

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.

Monday, 11 November, 2013, 3:31pm 1 comment