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    1. January 6, 2016

      Review: ‘Stretch’, by Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick

      I read this book believing it was something else. The title suggests the authors know which jobs will be in demand in...

    2. December 16, 2015

      The tech mogul’s guide to being a press baron

      Jack Ma of Alibaba, the $200bn Chinese ecommerce giant, is making an awful mess of the purchase of the South China...

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    1. December 14, 2015

      China overtakes UK in global fintech race

      Seven of the world’s most successful 50 fintech companies are now from China, threatening to overshadow the UK as a...

    2. December 14, 2015

      Alibaba pays $266m for South China Morning Post

      Alibaba has agreed to pay $266m for the South China Morning Post and related media assets, raising questions about the...

    3. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Fosun chairman Guo appears in public

      Guo Guangchang, the Chinese tycoon caught up in an anti-corruption investigation, has emerged in public for the first...

    4. December 11, 2015

      Alibaba to buy South China Morning Post

      Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group has acquired the South China Morning Post, pledging to use the English-language newspaper to...

    5. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Alibaba buys HK’s South China Morning Post

      Another internet giant is getting into the newspaper business. Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company, is buying...

    6. December 8, 2015

      Didi Kuaidi brings Yahoo’s Jerry Yang on board

      Didi Kuaidi, China’s largest internet car hailing company, has named Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang as a senior adviser...

    7. December 3, 2015

      Viacom urged to sell stake in Paramount to Alibaba

      The second-largest holder of voting shares in Viacom has urged Sumner Redstone’s media group to sell a stake in its...

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      November 30, 2015

      #techFT- Amazon primed for drone deliveries

      Amazon Prime Air seems closer to fruition, tech billionaires are taking action on climate change and Uber is set to...

    9. November 30, 2015

      COP21 Paris climate talks: billionaires join forces in energy push

      Bill Gates has joined forces with Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani and a roll call of other billionaires in a push...

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      November 26, 2015

      Internet is a bane for developing economies

      By Chandran Nair, Global Institute for Tomorrow Last week, Jack Ma called for a new “e-WTO” with the aim of helping...

    11. Tech blog

      November 26, 2015

      #techFT - Your Black Friday Thursday bargains

      Black Friday is looking less successful in stores than online, a new $5 Raspberry Pi sounds a bargain and the Sphero...

    12. November 26, 2015

      HK’s South China Morning Post receives takeover approach

      The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s historic English-language daily newspaper, has received a preliminary...

    13. November 17, 2015

      Vijay Sharma, Paytm: an Alibaba for India

      Vijay Sharma’s moment of revelation came in October 2011 as he watched Alibaba’s Jack Ma give a talk in Hong Kong. The...

    14. November 12, 2015

      Alibaba hits the brakes on India expansion drive

      China’s Alibaba has slowed its previously aggressive Indian expansion drive, putting a mooted deal with smartphone...

    15. November 9, 2015

      Silicon Valley celebrates slower innovators in Breakthrough prize

      ‘Move slowly for breakthroughs’ could be the motto of the scientists who gathered in Silicon Valley on Sunday to...

    16. October 27, 2015

      Alibaba shares rise as revenues beat expectations

      Alibaba shares added to their positive run this month, climbing close to 3 per cent by early afternoon as quarterly...

    17. October 27, 2015

      Chinese media mogul Li Ruigang makes big bet on paid content

      Chinese media mogul Li Ruigang is paying a record-breaking $1.3bn for the five-year broadcast rights to China’s...

    18. October 23, 2015

      Asia’s new altruists

      For Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, it is his “third son”. Alibaba’s founders thought it deserving of 2 per cent of the...

    19. October 19, 2015

      Cameron appoints Ma to UK advisory group

      David Cameron has appointed Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese ecommerce behemoth Alibaba, to his business advisory group...

    20. October 15, 2015

      China beats US in dollar billionaire table

      China has overtaken the US as home to the most dollar billionaires, according to the latest Hurun Rich List, with Wang...

    21. October 2, 2015

      Jack Ma banks on investor faith and philanthropy for art sale

      Investors are dumping shares of his e-commerce company amid fears about the Chinese economy but Jack Ma, the...

    22. September 22, 2015

      E-commerce: Amazon pops, Alibaba drops

      Jeff Bezos may run around Seattle, war paint daubed on his head, barking orders into his Fire Phone, urging employees...

    23. August 26, 2015

      Alibaba looks for new sources of growth as share price dips

      As Alibaba’s shares edged ever lower this week, Daniel Zhang, chief executive, sought to reassure his employees: “Our...

    24. August 25, 2015

      China turmoil spells trouble for the IPO pipeline

      Almost exactly a year ago, Jack Ma was setting out on an investor roadshow for the world’s largest initial public...

    25. August 13, 2015

      Alibaba: nowhere to hide

      Alibaba offers a US dollar version of its earnings reports. In future quarters, a weaker renminbi will be a drag on...

    26. July 29, 2015

      Review: ‘China’s Disruptors’ by Edward Tse

      For many outsiders, China’s economy is centrally planned and dominated by a crushingly powerful state. What little room...

    27. June 24, 2015

      The upstarts that challenge the power in Beijing

      There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the...

    28. June 19, 2015

      Ant Financial valued at $45bn after fundraising

      Ant Financial, Alibaba’s online payments affiliate, has completed a fundraising that values the company at $45bn-$50bn,...

    29. June 18, 2015

      SoftBank’s Pepper robot gets helping hand from Foxconn and Alibaba

      SoftBank, the tech group founded by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, is forming a robotics venture with ecommerce...

    30. June 11, 2015

      Sunny Chinese optimism woos a tough US crowd

      This week marked a striking milestone in the long commercial dance between China and the US. Jack Ma, founder of...

    31. June 9, 2015

      Ma woos New York with reassuring China pitch

      Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, set out his pitch to bring US businesses to his Chinese ecommerce platform on Tuesday...

    32. May 29, 2015

      ‘Alibaba’s World’, by Porter Erisman

      Back in 2000, Porter Erisman, a US citizen working at a PR firm in Beijing, received an interesting job offer from a...

    33. May 7, 2015

      Alibaba names Daniel Zhang as chief to replace Jonathan Lu

      Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company, replaced its chief executive on Thursday after its share price briefly dipped...

    34. April 29, 2015

      Jack Ma imposes Alibaba hiring freeze

      It is the land where job creation is king, but now Alibaba has imposed a hiring freeze in the name of efficiency. The...

    35. April 14, 2015

      Alibaba bows to US pressure over fake goods

      Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company, said it would tackle the prevalence of counterfeit goods sold on its websites,...

    36. April 8, 2015

      Ali Pictures: words, camera, action

      Never mind Alibaba. Jack Ma is Midas. On Wednesday, shares of Ali Pictures — a 60 per cent-owned subsidiary of Mr Ma’s...

    37. March 31, 2015

      Pioneers in the making: Elon Musk and Jack Ma

      How long do you have to have been in business to be a business pioneer? The judges spent time debating the merits of...

    38. March 24, 2015

      Alibaba: stardust

      Alibaba is not content to control the prosaic internet retail industry. China’s dominant e-commerce platform is also...

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