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    1. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: The women of Alibaba

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    2. December 12, 2014

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    3. December 11, 2014

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    6. December 4, 2014

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    7. December 1, 2014

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    8. December 1, 2014

      US retailers target Alibaba over sales tax ‘loophole’

      Alibaba is taking on Amazon’s habitual role as public enemy number one for traditional US retailers, after being dragged...

    9. November 20, 2014

      Investor demand for Alibaba’s bonds reaches $55bn

      Alibaba attracted extraordinary demand as it tapped US debt markets for the first time on Thursday, lifting issuance by...

    10. November 20, 2014

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      Increasing online competition in the banking sector is shaking up traditionally staid business models around the world. But...

    11. November 20, 2014

      Jack Ma blames ‘greedy’ consumers for prevalence of knock-offs

      Jack Ma, chairman of ecommerce group Alibaba, has blamed credulous and “greedy” consumers for the prevalence of knock-off...

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    14. November 17, 2014

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    15. November 14, 2014

      Alibaba takes down weaponry listings

      Alibaba has removed listings from its online marketplace for enterprises sanctioned by the US and other countries for their...

    16. November 13, 2014

      Alibaba seeks $8bn from maiden bond sale

      Alibaba is planning its first bond sale in the US, taking advantage of low borrowing costs to raise funds for the...

    17. November 12, 2014

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    18. November 11, 2014

      Alibaba looks to transform ‘antiquated’ state-dominated sectors

      Alibaba is looking to transform state-dominated sectors such as financial services and healthcare, a senior executive said...

    19. November 11, 2014

      Alibaba: swinging singles

      American capitalism could not bear a holiday devoted only to gratitude – a notoriously hard concept to monetise. So after...

    20. November 11, 2014

      Alibaba breaks online shopping records

      Buyers clicked on Alibaba’s shopping websites in unprecedented numbers during China’s ecommerce extravaganza of Singles’...

    21. November 11, 2014

      Singles’ Day frenzy of love and dollars

      China’s “Singles’ Day” shopping extravaganza used to be all about love, or the lack thereof, in the world’s largest lonely...

    22. November 10, 2014

      Alibaba aims for ‘Singles’ day’ record

      Every year as November approaches, ecommerce companies in China hire more temporary staff to process orders and build up...

    23. November 9, 2014

      Alibaba gears up for world’s biggest shopping day

      Every year around this time, Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba arranges hundreds of lounge chairs throughout its...

    24. November 9, 2014

      China IPOs in Hong Kong disappoint

      Hong Kong has been the worst place to invest in Chinese initial public offerings this year, with deals in the city recording...

    25. November 7, 2014

      Week in Review, November 8

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Virgin aircraft crash casts pall over...

    26. November 7, 2014

      Alibaba defies slowing Chinese market to beat expectations

      Alibaba’s shares hit a record high after it announced huge sales growth in its first earnings release since the Chinese...

    27. November 4, 2014

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    28. November 4, 2014

      Alibaba: free play time

      A company that is growing sales at more than 50 per cent a year deserves freedom to operate as it chooses. It is doing...

    29. November 4, 2014

      Alibaba shares at record high as results beat forecasts

      Alibaba’s shares hit a record high after it announced huge sales growth in its first earnings release since the Chinese...

    30. November 4, 2014

      China takes aim at online gunrunners

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    31. November 3, 2014

      Slowdown has become part of China’s new economic narrative

      The Chinese flag was flying over the New York Stock Exchange in late September as a grinning, elflike former English teacher...

    32. November 3, 2014

      China’s internet titans focus on staying ahead of mobile revolution

      The listing of Alibaba in New York in September created the world’s second-largest internet company by market...

    33. November 3, 2014

      Anticipation high on Alibaba’s maiden results

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    34. October 30, 2014

      China hits back at US over cyber hacking claims

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    35. October 29, 2014

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    36. October 29, 2014

      Inditex’s Tmall deal shows an evolving approach to China

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    37. October 29, 2014

      Goldman Sachs takes contrary stance on Alibaba price targets

      Goldman Sachs is at odds with its fellow Alibaba advisers after it awarded a “neutral” rating to the Chinese ecommerce...

    38. FT Alphaville

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      This is BABA, what's your target price? [updated]

      First on Alibaba, the FT reports that the Cayman registered derivative contract vaguely related to ecommerce in China — and...

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