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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. 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...

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    The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. April 25, 2014

    Alibaba founders turn to philanthropy

    Alibaba founders Jack Ma and Joe Tsai have set up charitable trusts funded by share options in the company, seeking to...

  14. 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...

  15. April 3, 2014

    Alibaba founder buys China software group stake for $531m

    Alibaba is poised to expand its footprint in the Chinese financial sector after Jack Ma, founder of the ecommerce group,...

  16. March 23, 2014

    Alibaba has almost single-handedly brought ecommerce to China

    Shopping in China can be a nightmare. First there are the hazards of simply leaving your home: the smog, the traffic and the...

  17. March 19, 2014

    Chinese internet: Mobile wars

    Within the past few months it has become impossible to hail a taxi at rush hour in Beijing. Instead of stopping for...

  18. March 10, 2014

    Daketang, Shanghai

    Where: Number 25, Lane 388 South Xiangyang Road, Shanghai WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Price of Pu’er tea: ground floor,...

  19. FT Alphaville

    February 11, 2014

    This is nuts. When's the 危机?

    Via the WSJ: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s online-payment affiliate is set to roll out its first wealth management product...

  20. December 16, 2013

    Sometimes failure is no success at all

    What struck me most forcefully in the profile of Jack Ma, Financial Times person of the year, was not the Alibaba founder’s...

  21. December 12, 2013

    Person of the year: Jack Ma

    The sound of 16,000 people chanting “Ali, Alibaba” fills the Yellow Dragon Stadium in Hangzhou, a city on China’s eastern...

  22. December 3, 2013

    Relationship building more important than deals, say analysts

    David Cameron won support from businesses for his China mission despite evidence that some of the £5.6bn of deals announced...

  23. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2013

    Guest post: the third plenum and cultural industries

    By John Howkins The big entertainment news in China this year has been the rise in cinema box office to around $3.6bn,...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 11, 2013

    Single's Day: China's e-commerce love affair breaks records

    It’s not yet dinner time, but Single’s Day shopping holiday in China has already broken records for cyber consumption....

  25. October 27, 2013

    Alibaba retreat spurs calls for HK listing debate

    Hong Kong’s financial secretary has backed calls for market consultations on the need to change local listing rules, after...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 26, 2013

    Alibaba: heading to Wall St? Not so fast

    Riiight. As if Beijing was ever really going to let Alibaba – its homegrown answer to Amazon and eBay and a major source of...

  27. FT Tech Hub

    October 21, 2013

    Alibaba gets clearance to list in the US

    By Hannah Kuchler in San Francisco and Arash Massoudi in New York Any worries that Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce...

  28. October 10, 2013

    Why the Nobel is still the greatest prize

    This is the time of year when eminent scientists, economists, writers and peacemakers long for a telephone call from a...

  29. October 9, 2013

    Alibaba boss sees benefits of risk taking

    It sometimes pays to take a chance on accepting a role in a new field, or for an employer to make an unorthodox appointment...

  30. October 7, 2013

    The danger of a rush of power to the head

    Silvio Berlusconi and Jack Ma do not have much in common. The 77-year-old Italian politician is at the end of his leadership...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 5, 2013

    The Weekender, October 5

    The week in emerging markets, including: our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend....

  32. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    London headlines

    * Stocks shrug aside US shutdown * Netanyahu brands Rouhani ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ * Multinationals buy more forex...

  33. October 1, 2013

    Alibaba’s demands have echoes in Hong Kong’s history

    Brian Powers was a hotshot investment banker in his mid-30s when he arrived in 1986 as chief strategist at Jardine Matheson,...

  34. September 27, 2013

    Jack Ma, the mogul heading to Wall Street

    Jack Ma may, at first glance, look a slightly geeky-looking retailer. But in his native China the 49-year-old founder of...

  35. September 25, 2013

    Alibaba: no open sesame

    There is an irony in an undemocratic territory famed for its commercial instincts turning down the biggest initial public...

  36. September 25, 2013

    Alibaba abandons $60bn Hong Kong listing

    Alibaba has abandoned plans for a $60bn-plus listing in Hong Kong and is pursuing a US share sale after the city’s exchange...

  37. September 10, 2013

    Alibaba stands firm in Hong Kong IPO stand-off

    Alibaba has underlined its determination to keep management control of the internet group after it floats, drawing a line in...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    London headlines

    * Benign inflation adds to sense Chinese economy recovering * PetroChina shares halted * Alibaba prepared to scrap plans for...

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