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    1. December 1, 2014

      Alibaba and Tencent chairmen buy Ping An shares

      The founders of Alibaba and Tencent bought shares in Ping An Insurance on Sunday, in a move that puts Ping An, China’s...

    2. 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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    1. Doing Business in China

      As growth continues to slow at home, many Chinese companies are looking abroad to make...
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      The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School on good leaders

      Are you a successful leader? How would you know? Probably even more importantly, how would others know? These are questions...

    4. September 26, 2014

      Activist urges Yahoo to merge with AOL

      Starboard Value, a US activist investor, has called on Yahoo to explore a strategic tie-up with AOL as a way to reduce the...

    5. September 23, 2014

      HKEx’s stance on voting rights leaves it out in the cold

      To Asia-based bankers, Alibaba’s interest in the number eight – from the $68 upper limit of its initial price range, to the...

    6. September 23, 2014

      Alibaba & Hundsun: Not so fast

      We noted yesterday that financial software services provider and Alibaba affiliate Hundsun was suspended in Shanghai. At the...

    7. September 23, 2014

      Alibaba’s Jack Ma tops China rich list

      Internet billionaires account for five of China’s 10 richest people, with Alibaba founder Jack Ma now the country’s richest...

    8. September 23, 2014

      China needs entrepreneurs more than they need the Communist party

      It was only in 2002 that the Chinese Communist party got around to deciding that it would no longer discriminate against...

    9. September 22, 2014

      Alibaba: at it again

      Alibaba has only been listed a day and already Jack Ma is out spending his windfall. One of the Alibaba Seven – so dubbed...

    10. September 22, 2014

      Alibaba IPO hits record $25bn

      Alibaba has secured its place as the world’s largest-ever stock market flotation, after it announced that bankers running...

    11. September 21, 2014

      Pressure on Alibaba’s Jack Ma to deliver on roadshow rhetoric

      Alibaba’s IPO banks split $250m fee pool In 1992, when Jack Ma was an English teacher in Hangzhou, he needed about $4,000 to...

    12. September 19, 2014

      Alibaba’s IPO banks split $250m fee pool

      Banks working on Alibaba’s initial public offering stand to split fees worth more than $250m after a successful first day...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      September 19, 2014

      Thumbs up for the Alibaba IPO

      Brendan McDermid/Reuters Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock...

    14. FT Tech Hub

      September 19, 2014

      Alibaba live: Tracking biggest tech IPO

      The stock market has never seen an IPO like it. At $25bn, assuming the expected high demand leads the underwriters to sell...

    15. September 18, 2014

      Alibaba to keep it simple for NYSE debut

      There were penguins on the New York Stock Exchange floor when SeaWorld went public, and traders in bathrobes for the initial...

    16. September 17, 2014

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son tops Japan rich list

      SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has overtaken Tadashi Yanai, founder of Fast Retailing, to become Japan’s richest man,...

    17. September 16, 2014

      SoftBank: playing the market

      The rules of supply and demand are straightforward. Online marketplace Alibaba knows this. As founder Jack Ma and his team...

    18. September 15, 2014

      Jack Ma stresses Alibaba’s global ambitions

      Alibaba’s executive chairman Jack Ma emphasised his company’s global ambitions as he pitched one of the world’s largest ever...

    19. September 14, 2014

      A rocket ride for Alibaba IPO

      Bad news comes in threes. This week brings the US Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday, the first targeted long-term loans...

    20. September 11, 2014

      Alibaba defends payments unit split-off

      Alibaba executives have defended a controversial deal to split off its payments arm, as investors expressed their concerns...

    21. September 9, 2014

      Lex in depth: Alibaba

      life and times Alibaba’s IPO this month could raise as much as $21.1bn for a company that dominates China’s ecommerce...

    22. September 7, 2014

      Method in the madness of the Alibaba cult

      A small group of committed revolutionaries spend years in the wilderness, committed to a utopian theory of radical change...

    23. September 6, 2014

      Ma’s ambition calls for patient investors

      Jack Ma, founder of the world’s largest ecommerce platform, has always dreamt big. “The world has given us the opportunity...

    24. September 5, 2014

      Dear investors: Letter from Jack Ma as Alibaba prepares roadshow

      Thank you for taking the time to read our prospectus, and for considering investing your precious resources in our company....

    25. August 20, 2014

      US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

      Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of the telecommunications group SoftBank and perhaps Japan’s most successful example...

    26. August 13, 2014

      Alibaba: paying up

      What is the plural of prospectus? Would-be Alibaba shareholders can ponder this as they read the fourth version of the...

    27. August 13, 2014

      Alibaba overhauls its Alipay relationship

      Alibaba has restructured its relationship with the parent of Alipay, eliminating a $6bn cap on the Chinese ecommerce group’s...

    28. 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...

    29. June 30, 2014

      Jack Ma claims to not know how to use Taobao

      Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder, admitted on Sunday that he had never once used Taobao, the ebay-like flagship website for the...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. May 9, 2014

      Blame the Fed for scale of tech stocks retreat

      On Tuesday Alibaba filed its offer memo for listing what could be the largest technology debut in history. Alibaba, which...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. FT Tech Hub

      May 7, 2014

      Alibaba: what we now know (and what we still don’t)

      Alibaba on Tuesday submitted the first filing for its upcoming initial public offering in New York. Unusually for a private...

    38. FT Tech Hub

      May 7, 2014

      Show me the money: Alibaba's top shareholders

      Alibaba’s shareholder list contains some well-known names from around the globe — from China and Japan to Singapore, Silicon...

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