Posts tagged as alibaba

  • youku

    Monday, November 9th 2015

    Alibaba takes full control of China’s YouTube clone

    by Markus Huber

    Alibaba, China’s huge e-commerce provider, has agreed to acquire Youku-Tudou, the country’s largest equivalent to YouTube. The acquisition would validate Youku at some €4.1 billion. The deal will probably go ahead next year since it still depends on approval from Youku’s shareholders. Although this is considered a formality, as Alibaba already holds a large stake […]

  • Wednesday, October 28th 2015

    Alibaba’s results suggest strong consumption in China

    by Markus Huber

    The papers have recently been full of unfavorable stories on the consumer mood in China. Therefore, the market was particularly looking forward to Alibaba’s release of its third quarter figures. The group runs the country’s most important online store and marketplaces. Alibaba’s performance is widely considered as an acid test for the general situation as […]

  • Chinese answers to British questions: Alibaba's founder Jack Ma will advise U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on how British companies can penetrate China. (C)

    Tuesday, October 20th 2015

    Alibaba to build business bridge between EU and China

    by Markus Huber

    Alibaba, China’s e-commerce behemoth seems to be getting serious about building operational structures in Europe. The group has named Amee Chande, a former Wal-Mart manager, to run its office in London. The operations in Milan, Italy, will be directed by Rodrigo Cipriani Foresio who formerly ran the Italian online food shop Buonitalia. The two new […]

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    Monday, October 12th 2015

    U.S. authorities to blacklist Taobao for trade in fakes

    by Markus Huber

    The U.S. government is considering putting Taobao, the big e-commerce platform operated by China’s Alibaba group, on its list of “Notorious Markets” for its continued offering of products which are in conflict with intellectual property rights. This comes after the American Apparel and Footwear Association issued a complaint against Taobao for not removing fake products […]

  • The big e-commerce corporations are eyeing the growing market of online-to-offline purchasing. (C)

    Thursday, October 8th 2015

    Alibaba, Tencent team up to control online-to-offline business

    by Markus Huber

    Who would have guessed? The two arch-rivals in China’s e-commerce sector are reportedly about to team up for a strategic alliance in local online-to-offline services. The two competitors have invested some $15 billion in two players in that particular field, and, and could lead them into a merger. The businesses are backed by the […]

  • Tuesday, September 15th 2015

    Russia and China intensify cross-border online trade

    by Markus Huber

    TradeEase is the name of a new joint project between Russia and China which aims to ease online retailing between the two nations. This agreement allows online shops to sell to the respective other country. It is expected that some 800 Chinese shops will join the program by the end of this year to enjoy benefits […]

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    Tuesday, September 15th 2015

    Alibaba creates new entity dedicated to sports

    by Markus Huber

    China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has founded a new company, Alibaba Sports Group, whose majority shareholder of the group is along with Yunfeng Capital and media company Sina Corporation as junior partners. The new combination aims to promote sports in the country through a digital platform dedicated to both sports participants and spectators. The plan is […]

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    Monday, August 10th 2015

    Alibaba’s Tmall seals exclusive deals with international players

    by Markus Huber

    China’s internet trading giant, Alibaba, has reached exclusive agreements with international companies that will handle their online retailing in China only through Alibaba’s Tmall, the local equivalent to Amazon. It is said that the deals include French mega sporting goods retail chain, Décathlon, the Spanish big player in fashion, Inditex (Zara), as well as Timberland, […]