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  • Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group. Alibaba recently said it has become the largest retailer in the world as measured by annual gross merchandise volume.

    Alibaba has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada to tap into the region's lucrative consumer market.

  • VC scene in Asia

    During the past 12 months, the explosion of activity by venture capital firms has been greater than the preceding 14 years, notes Patrick Grove, founder & CEO at Catcha Group.

  • Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma.

    The success of Alibaba in China and beyond is like the "American Dream," said Duncan Clark, author of the new book on "Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built."

  • E-commerce in Southeast Asia

    Consumers across the region are ready to buy more online but supply is the key problem, warns Sebastien Lamy, partner at Bain & Company.

  • China e-commerce

    Export Now chairman and CEO Frank Lavin says the Chinese government wants foreign companies to set up shop in the country.

  • April 7- The head of marketing for the U.S. online business of Wal-Mart Stores has left the retailer to return to a business-conference firm he founded, a company statement said on Thursday. The departure of Brian Monahan after three years at Wal-Mart was announced by NewCo, the startup he helped launch in 2012 in San Francisco with media industry veteran John...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- In a letter sent to shareholders on Tuesday, Amazon.com Inc's founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, defended the online retailer's corporate culture, which was the subject of a critical report by The New York Times last year. The online retailer forcefully rebutted the paper's report after it was published last year, with the company's...

  • April 5- Amazon.com Inc is set to release a higher-end Kindle version with a rechargeable protective case for a better battery life, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing a person familiar with the matter. The online retailer is also developing a solar-charged Kindle case, the Journal reported, citing another source. The company's chief executive...

  • April 5- Amazon.com Inc is set to release a higher-end Kindle version with a rechargeable protective case for a better battery life, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing a person familiar with the matter. The online retailer is also developing a solar-charged Kindle case, the Journal reported, citing another source. Amazon could not be...

  • Amazon Payments.

    Amazon's payments business is beginning to look for acquisitions as the value of financial technology - or fintech - start-ups fall.

  • LAGOS, April 5- French telecommunications company Orange is to invest 75 million euro in Nigerian e-commerce group Africa Internet Group and become a shareholder, the two companies said on Tuesday. "With this strategic investment, Orange now has the capacity to play a leading role in the fast-growing e-commerce market in Africa," Stéphane Richard, chairman and...

  • April 4- Department store operator Hudson's Bay Co reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses soared and sales at established Saks Fifth Avenue stores dropped. Hudson's Bay raised its 2016 sales forecast to C $14.9 billion- C $15.9 billion from C $14.2 billion- C $15.2 billion to reflect the revenue from online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe...

  • Western Union

    Western Union has launched a new business-to-business platform to help companies connect with and pay each other.

  • Amazon may buy stake in mapping company

    The online retailer is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in HERE.

  • Flipkart's application loading page.

    India on Tuesday approved 100 percent foreign investment in e-commerce companies, formalizing rules for the multi-billion dollar sector.

  • March 29- Amazon.com Inc agreed to pay over $80,000 in dues and fines after a delivery contractor of the online retailer failed to pay employee wages, Massachusetts' attorney general said. The contractor, VHU Express, was hired by Amazon to provide delivery services for two warehouses in Massachusetts. An investigation found that VHU and its owner Lisa...

  • MILAN, March 24- Italian fashion house Versace, which aims to list on the stock market next year, said core profit rose 20 percent last year, helped by strong growth in online sales, a weak euro currency and solid demand for its high-end collection. At constant exchange rates revenue rose 8.6 percent, with a 16 percent rise in China and a 30 percent increase in Europe.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 23- Amazon.com Inc, under pressure from an activist shareholder to disclose its policies on gender pay equality, said on Wednesday its female employees earned as much as their male counterparts, according to a survey it recently conducted. The Seattle- based online retailer disclosed the results of its study after pressure from Arjuna...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 23- Amazon.com Inc, under pressure from an activist shareholder to disclose its policies on gender pay equality, said on Wednesday its female employees earned as much as their male counterparts, according to a survey it recently conducted. The Seattle- based online retailer disclosed the results of its study after pressure from Arjuna...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 23- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday a recent survey of its employees found that female workers earned 99.9 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same positions last year. Arjuna Capital, the activist arm of investment firm Baldwin Brothers Inc, has been pushing the Seattle- based company to report the difference...