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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. August 12, 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. March 24, 2015

      Alibaba: stardust

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

    15. March 24, 2015

      Hong Kong regulator feels heat over decision on dual-class shares

      What have Jack Ma, Li Ka-shing and a Dodge automobile got in common? Skip the jokes about the unlikeliness of Asia’s...

    16. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2015

      Dragons slay all on Chinese rich list

      Being born under the dragon sign of the Chinese zodiac is considered to be the luckiest start in life one can have....

    17. February 14, 2015

      SEC seeks information from Alibaba

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the Alibaba Group for information about its dealings with a Chinese...

    18. February 3, 2015

      Technology’s next 25 years belong to the world, not the US

      Apple’s earnings announcement last week contained a glaring anomaly for a western technology company. The company...

    19. February 3, 2015

      Jack Ma welcomes US scrutiny of Alibaba

      Jack Ma has put a brave face on adversity, saying that a US class action lawsuit against the Chinese ecommerce group he...

    20. January 28, 2015

      Alibaba’s finance arm launches credit scoring service

      Alibaba Group’s finance arm has launched a credit rating system that draws on the Chinese ecommerce group’s huge trove...

    21. January 23, 2015

      Jack Ma aims for 2bn Alibaba customers

      Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, has outlined an ambitious plan to grow its customer base more than sixfold to 2bn people...

    22. January 18, 2015

      Alibaba pushes into investment world

      The Alibaba Group will this week step up its push into the investment world by launching a stock market index based on...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. September 23, 2014

      Alibaba & Hundsun: Not so fast

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

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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