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  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history and profit from China's growing middle class.

  • Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    BEIJING— Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

  • Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:49 AM ET

    BEIJING— Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese stocks broke a five-day winning streak on Tuesday as most investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of this week's outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, though SoftBank jumped on news of strong demand for Alibaba's initial public offering in the United States. The Nikkei share average dropped 0.2 percent to 15,911.53.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday as most buyers camped out ahead of this week's outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, though Softbank jumped on news of strong demand for Alibaba's initial public offering in the United States.

  • Sept 15- The London- based international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a veteran M&A lawyer from New York- based Shearman& Sterling, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 15- Carlos Slim's America Movil has contacted AT&T Inc and SoftBank Corp as the telecommunications company tries to sell a chunk of assets that could be worth up to $17.5 billion, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • America Movil eyes asset sale of at least $20 bln Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico City.

    America Movil is pushing to sell some assets for at least $20 billion, a source told CNBC.

  • Meet Simon Xie: Alibaba's unassuming No. 2 Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Simon Xie is the only individual besides Executive Chairman Jack Ma who owns the domestic Chinese companies.

  • BEIJING, Sept 15- Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the soft-spoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office, unfashionable clothes and the self-effacing demeanor of a metalworker's son.

  • Another way to own Alibaba ahead of IPO: Pro Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son speaks in front of a screen displaying the Alibaba Group logo during a news conference in Tokyo.

    The retail investor may not have a chance to get into the Alibaba IPO, but here's another way to own it, GVA Research's David Garrity said.

  • Asian equity markets were mixed on the final trading day of the week as investors avoided making aggressive bets before a key set of Chinese data over the weekend.

  • Alibaba gets interest from Tepper, Loeb, Cooperman Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, left, exits the Waldorf Astoria hotel after a meeting in New York.

    The hedge fund community appears to be salivating over Alibaba, with interest from Leon Cooperman, Dan Loeb and other major players.

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  • Alibaba talks corporate governance to investors Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma surprised potential investors at an event in New York by addressing governance concerns over the Chinese e-commerce giant.

  • Sept 8- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma on Monday surprised potential investors at a standing-room only event in New York by addressing governance concerns over the Chinese e-commerce giant, including a controversial 2010 spin-off of its online payment service.

  • Sept 8- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma on Monday gave potential investors little new information about his Chinese e-commerce giant, but surprised them by addressing governance concerns, including a controversial 2010 spin-off of its online payment service.

  • Ciena Corp and Finisar Corp last week joined their peers in forecasting a weak current quarter, citing delays on closing sales to customers in North America. AT&T is set to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion and Deutsche Telekom AG is seeking buyers for T-Mobile US Inc after the collapse of a sale to Sprint- which itself was bought last year by Japan's Softbank Corp..