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  1. July 18, 2014

    Alibaba discloses blackmail attempt ahead of IPO

    Alibaba Group, the Chinese ecommerce company hoping to raise $20bn in an imminent stock market listing, claimed on Friday...

  2. July 17, 2014

    Alibaba NYSE debut slides beyond August

    Alibaba’s hotly anticipated initial public offering – which is expected to be among the largest ever stock market listings –...

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  1. July 15, 2014

    Yahoo agrees to fresh deal on Alibaba stake

    Yahoo has made a deal to keep a greater share of its stake in Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba when it goes public in what is...

  2. July 15, 2014

    Alibaba teams up with ‘Hunger Games’ studio

    Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group is teaming up with Lions Gate Entertainment, the US studio that produced the The...

  3. July 12, 2014

    Alibaba filing puts value at $133bn

    Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba values itself at $133bn, up from $119bn in June, according to a US regulatory filing on...

  4. July 11, 2014

    Alibaba races to hit August IPO date

    Alibaba is racing against the clock to complete its landmark initial public offering within the next month, according to...

  5. June 30, 2014

    China’s Tencent to buy $736m stake in online advertiser 58.com

    Tencent Holdings, the Chinese internet gaming and social media conglomerate, has agreed to buy a $736m stake in an online...

  6. June 26, 2014

    NYSE beats Nasdaq to clinch Alibaba listing

    The New York Stock Exchange has won the coveted listing of Alibaba, which could be the largest ever, representing a...

  7. June 23, 2014

    China net spat stops World Cup bets

    Users of a leading Chinese betting site found their efforts to gamble on World Cup games thwarted on Monday amid a spat...

  8. June 16, 2014

    Alibaba: second time lucky

    Does a leopard change its spots? With Alibaba, investors have increasing cause to hope so. Results for the year to March,...

  9. June 16, 2014

    Alibaba reveals new board members as it eyes US listing

    Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba has named Michael Evans, a one-time candidate to succeed Lloyd Blankfein as chief...

  10. June 13, 2014

    Alibaba to unveil names of its 28-strong partnership

    Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company, is set to reveal the names of its 28-person strong committee with the power to...

  11. June 11, 2014

    Alibaba buys out browser maker in China’s ‘biggest’ web deal

    Alibaba Group, China’s ecommerce giant, is to fully acquire the maker of the country’s most popular smartphone web browser,...

  12. June 11, 2014

    Alibaba launches online shop for US

    Alibaba launched its first direct-to-consumer online shop in the US on Wednesday, as part of a move to expand more...

  13. June 8, 2014

    Credit Suisse set for Alibaba bonanza

    Credit Suisse is set to score a big bonus from Alibaba’s potential $20bn listing that will probably exceed the fees it...

  14. June 5, 2014

    Alibaba: soccer Ma

    Some football fans have enough money to buy the team, not just a ticket. Most do so out of love of the game. Not Jack Ma. “I...

  15. June 5, 2014

    Alibaba buys 50% stake in Chinese football club

    Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba, has added one of China’s most successful football clubs...

  16. May 28, 2014

    Alibaba agrees $249m deal for 10% of Singapore Post

    Alibaba is investing S$312.5m (US$249m) in Singapore Post in a deal that will give the Chinese ecommerce group a beachhead...

  17. May 23, 2014

    ‘Visionary’ leader sets JD.com apart from other ecommerce groups

    Richard Liu is China’s latest internet rock star. The successful US flotation this week of JD.com gives the ecommerce group...

  18. May 22, 2014

    Boil turns to simmer for US IPOs

    The once white-hot market for initial public offerings in the US has cooled in recent months amid a broader rotation by...

  19. May 22, 2014

    JD.com raises $1.8bn in Nasdaq IPO

    JD.com on Wednesday raised more than expected from its Nasdaq initial public offering in a sign of investor appetite for...

  20. May 12, 2014

    JD.com roadshow draws early interest for IPO

    US technology funds have flocked to invest in an ecommerce group that will be the largest ever US IPO by a Chinese company -...

  21. May 12, 2014

    Alibaba’s Ma urges climate change in war against Tencent penguin

    It was October 2013 and Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba, China’s largest ecommerce company, was in the mood to kill...

  22. May 10, 2014

    Expectations raised for JD.com’s US listing

    Chinese ecommerce company JD.com could raise as much as $1.7bn in an upcoming US listing, demonstrating strong investor...

  23. May 9, 2014

    Alibaba: Sili-Khan valley

    When Genghis Khan rampaged across the Asian steppes, the courts of Old Europe barely noticed. This, or something like it,...

  24. May 8, 2014

    Keep an eye on the wild cards when playing Alibaba’s IPO

    Alibaba’s stock market listing, in a few months from now, will be one of the most significant Wall Street debuts for years....

  25. May 7, 2014

    Alibaba IPO shows foreign investors able to skirt restrictions

    China’s internet sector is a curious paradox – it enjoys the most foreign equity investment of any part of the Chinese...

  26. May 7, 2014

    Open sesame: prospectus lifts the lid on Alibaba

    The 248-page prospectus issued by Alibaba has lifted the lid on the usually secretive company that over 15 years has become...

  27. May 7, 2014

    Alibaba: sale of the century

    This time last year Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder, told an investor conference in Hong Kong that US ecommerce was a mere...

  28. May 7, 2014

    Alibaba spurs familiar misgivings on transparency

    Dual-class share arrangements that entrench the control of founders have become a feature of internet investing in the...

  29. May 6, 2014

    Alibaba makes its case for bumper US IPO

    Alibaba is pitching itself as a way to invest in the rapid growth of ecommerce in China and beyond, as the Chinese internet...

  30. May 6, 2014

    Banks jostle for Alibaba IPO roles and fees

    When Alibaba reveals its prospectus for what could rival the largest initial public offering by a private company to date,...

  31. May 1, 2014

    China’s internet champions dash for breakneck growth

    The Chinese internet, to judge by where investors have been placing their bets recently, is becoming almost a two-horse...

  32. May 1, 2014

    Alibaba in talks to reclaim stake in online payment group

    Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce group, is in talks to buy back a stake in its online payment arm Alipay, which in 2011 was...

  33. April 28, 2014

    Alibaba buys stake in online video site Youku Tudou for $1.22bn

    China’s ecommerce group Alibaba Group continued a string of acquisitions in advance of an upcoming initial public offering...

  34. April 28, 2014

    Alibaba launches mobile-first search engine

    Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba and mobile browser company UCWeb will launch a mobile search engine. The move is aimed at...

  35. April 20, 2014

    Alibaba’s worth is flotation teaser

    Alibaba: valuing a giant In weeks or perhaps days, investors will have an answer to the most popular guessing game in the...

  36. April 15, 2014

    Alibaba helps Yahoo meet profit forecasts

    Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba boosted Yahoo shares on Tuesday, sending them up 10 per cent in after-hours trading in New...

  37. April 15, 2014

    Fund managers against Hong Kong easing listing rules

    Alibaba would merit almost a one-fifth discount for poor corporate governance, according to investors who are pushing back...

  38. April 8, 2014

    Alibaba continues buying spree

    Alibaba Group, the Chinese ecommerce group, continued a string of deal making designed to strengthen its appeal ahead of a...

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