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Alibaba hits another 'Singles Day' record but growth slows

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Although retail sales in China have been steady, the outlook is uncertain as the economy slows and concerns rise over the impact of the trade war with the United States

'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Would you go for 'Ababis' over Adidas, 'Star Wnrs' over Star Wars, and 'Caiwen Kani' over Calvin Klein?

This photo illustration taken on November 6, 2018 shows of counterfeit sport shoes in Beijing. - As China held its massive annual "Singles Day" online sales event on November 11, shoppers could still find cheap imitations on Alibaba's Taobao app despite the company's efforts to curb sales of counterfeit goods. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP) / TO GO WITH China-e-commerce-fraud,FOCUS by Ludovic Ehret

Alibaba's Ma calls trade war 'stupidest thing in the world'

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:19 PM

'Trade is to form ... peace. Trade is to communicate...nobody can stop free trade' says Jack Ma, the Alibaba e-commerce tycoon

STUPIDEST. File photo of Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/ AFP

Alibaba, Russian tech firm Mail.ru agree to joint e-commerce venture

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The new company will be called AliExpress Russia – based on the name of an existing Alibaba platform

10 Jack Ma quotes to inspire the entrepreneur in you

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:28 AM

With the announcement of his retirement, we compile some of Jack Ma’s most famous quotes

JACK MA. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2018, Alibaba founder Jack Ma gestures as he arrives for a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Bangkok during a visit to the country to announce the group's investment in the Thai government's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme. File photo by Jorge Silva/AFP


Jack Ma to retire in September 2019 – Alibaba

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The company finally confirms earlier reports from the New York Times and Bloomberg TV

CONFIRMED. Alibaba confirms a report that its cofounder and chairman, the 54-year-old Jack ma, will be stepping down. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler


Jack Ma to unveil succession plans, not imminent retirement – report

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) The South China Morning Post, owned by Jack Ma's Alibaba, quotes a company spokesman as saying that 'Ma remains the company's executive chairman' and will only 'provide transition plans'

CHINA'S RICHEST. Alibaba founder Jack Ma was in Manila to receive a doctorate degree and offer insights on e-commerce and technology. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces plans to retire at 54

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:42 AM

(2ND UPDATE) The Chinese business magnate retires on Monday, September 10 as he devotes his time to philanthropy focused on education

JACK MA. Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks with reporters following his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Starbucks and Alibaba join forces as China coffee war brews

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Starbucks products ordered by mobile apps will be brought to customers by Ele.me, Alibaba's food-delivery unit

THE STARBUCKS-ALIBABA TEAM-UP. A customer walks out of a Starbucks coffee shop in Beijing on August 2, 2018.   Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Planned deal between PLDT's Voyager, Tencent might not push through

May 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

There's no progress in talks between PLDT unit Voyager Innovations Incorporated and Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Limited, according to Manuel Pangilinan

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The 99-page report by Human Rights Watch analyzes more than 36,000 job advertisements posted between 2013 and 2018 on Chinese recruitment and company websites and on social media platforms

Alibaba doubles investment in southeast Asia e-commerce firm Lazada

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM

One of Alibaba's founders, Lucy Peng, will also take over as chief executive officer of Lazada

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[OPINION] Xi Jinping – in Duterte's footsteps, so to speak...

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'best' and 'worst' in Asia 2017

Sebuah rekor kembali dicetak Alibaba pada Singles’ Day

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Perusahaan yang didirikan Jack Ma mencetak US$ 25 miliar dalam 24 jam

Foto diambil pada 9 September 2016 oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Dominguez, Jack Ma to meet in China for PH e-commerce dev't

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Department of Finance is looking into building a logistics backbone for MSMEs and popularizing China's 3-1-0 online loan initiative in the Philippines

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III (center) standing beside Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma (right) during a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte (left) on October 25, 2017. Photo from Malacañang

FAST FACTS: Get to know Chinese business magnate Jack Ma

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The self-made billionaire and former English teacher is the founder of China's biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group

CHINA'S RICHEST. Alibaba founder Jack Ma was in Manila to receive a doctorate degree and offer insights on e-commerce and technology. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

PH internet 'no good'? Telcos, PCC react to Jack Ma

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

PLDT and Globe say they're working to improve services, while the Philippine Competition Commission describes Jack Ma's disappointing experience as a 'wake-up call' for the telcos

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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A peek into Jack Ma's 24-hour Manila visit

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Chinese business icon manages a packed schedule while experiencing Metro Manila traffic and the country's notorious slow internet

JACK MA. The Alibaba founder visits Manila for a day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alibaba's Jack Ma: PH internet 'no good'

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Rather than pointing fingers, the Chinese tycoon urges the private sector to grasp the opportunity and invest in better internet infrastructure for guaranteed returns

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Aegis Juris fratman, Cayetano, Jack Ma | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

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Jack Ma optimistic PH could be world's best in fintech

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Philippines has the opportunity to develop the best fintech services in the world because you have so many mobile phones,' says the Chinese tycoon

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Jack Ma: Alibaba to keep investing in PH

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The Chinese business icon reiterates Alibaba's long-term commitment to the Philippines, where it plans to build up e-commerce through partnerships with Lazada and Globe Telecom

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

LIVE: Jack Ma in Manila

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Watch the livestream of Ma's exclusive press conference on Rappler

Level up your Kris Kringle game with Lazada’s newest Taobao Collection

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Alibaba’s Taobao Collection is now in PH, giving us access to millions of unique products through Lazada

Jack Ma resmi menjadi penasihat e-commerce Indonesia

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Wapres Jusuf Kalla mengatakan dengan menjadi penasihat e commerce Indonesia perusahaan Jack Ma Alibaba bisa melebarkan sayap di Tanah Air

PENASIHAT. Menkominfo Rudiantara bersama CEO PT Alibaba, Jack Ma. Jack akhirnya menerima undangan dari Pemerintah Indonesia secara resmi untuk menjadi penasihat e-commerce. Foto: Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika

Philippine retail industry gears up for the future

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:45 PM

While e commerce is a force that won t be held back traditional brick and mortar retailers are in the best position to take advantage of that revolution according to the Philippine Retailers Association

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Philippine Retailers Association Stores Asia Expo '17 at the SMX Convention on August 10, 2017.

Ecommerce a huge opportunity for ASEAN nations but PH may top them all

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:38 PM

All the ingredients are in place for the Philippines to be the world capital of ecommerce just as it once was for SMS and now is for Facebook penetration according to Lazada’s CEO Inanc Balci

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The decision by the Olympic Council of Asia OCA to debut the new category during the games in the eastern city of Hangzhou raised eyebrows

E-SPORTS IN ASIA GAMES 2022. The Olympic Council of Asia and Alisports of China announce their partnership to bring e-sports to the official sports program of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Image from ocasia.org

Globe’s tie-up with Ant Financial to bear fruit by Q4

Mar 17, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The partnership with the Alibaba group will inject fresh capital into new digital payment and micro lending services to bolster GCash says Globe CEO Ernest Cu

Alibaba unit invests $200M in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The investment is part of a larger strategic partnership to connect Ant Financial s 450 million users worldwide with Kakao Pay

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 9: Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks with reporters following his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Jack Ma's Ant Financial invests in Globe's Mynt

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The deal represents the Alibaba group s first investment in the Philippines and gives Mynt access to the digital payment giant s technology to improve its GCash service

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Dec 23, 2016 - 9:16 AM

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Rodrigo Duterte, Alibaba, Nokia vs Apple | Evening wRap

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:36 PM

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U.S. returns Alibaba website to counterfeits blacklist

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The US put a division of the Chinese e commerce giant Alibaba back on a blacklist of notorious markets known for selling counterfeit goods and violating intellectual property rights

Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day

Nov 13, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Gross merchandise volume Alibaba s key measure of online sales was 120 7 billion yuan 17 8 billion this year – more than the GDP of Jamaica and well up from 91 2 billion yuan in 2015

Alibaba sales growth soars into the cloud

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:29 PM

The company often compared to eBay or Amazon of the United States expands outside its core e commerce business in sectors ranging from sports to entertainment

ALIBABA'S JACK MA. Alibaba founder Jack Ma speaks during 'A Conversation on Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Globalization' at the foreign ministry in Bangkok on October 11, 2016.  File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/ AFP

Bahkan Jack Ma tidak bisa selesaikan dilema ‘e-commerce’ Indonesia

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Perencanaan e commerce antara pemerintah dan perusahaan tak kunjung jadi

CEO Alibaba Jack Ma saat berpidato di Konferensi COP 21 di Paris, pada 5 Desember 2015. Foto oleh Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Apa kata mereka tentang tawaran pekerjaan untuk Jack Ma?

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:47 AM

Pemain e commerce lokal mengatakan perlunya pemerintah segera mengeluarkan aturan terkait industri e commerce

Presiden Jokowi (kanan) saat bertemu pendiri Alibaba,  Jack Ma (kiri) di Tiongkok, pada 8 September 2016. Foto dari Facebook/LuhutBinsar.Pandjaitan

Jack Ma galau terima tawaran jadi penasihat Komite E-Commerce Indonesia

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Direktur Urusan Publik Alibaba untuk kawasan Asia Pasifik Rico Ngai mengatakan Jack Ma merasa terhormat bisa membantu Indonesia tetapi mereka tetap menanti dokumen penawaran resmi dari pemerintah

Alibaba revenue in biggest leap since IPO

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED Revenue for the e commerce giant soars to 4 83 billion in the June quarter

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 19, 2014 shows Chinese online retail giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma smiling as he waits for the trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw revenues leap 59 percent year-on-year for the quarter ended in June, it said on August 11, 2016, accelerating growth from the previous quarter.  / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Yahoo announces deal to sell core assets for $4.8B to Verizon

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:50 PM

3rd UPDATE The acquisition expected to close in early 2017 will exclude Yahoo s cash certain patent holdings and its big share in China s Alibaba Group and stake in Yahoo Japan

The Yahoo! Corporate Headquarters and campus showing their updated logo in Sunnyvale, California, USA, August 20, 2015. John G. Mabanglo/EPA

INAMALL, tempat belanja produk Indonesia bagi pelanggan Tiongkok

Jul 13, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Kementerian Perdagangan menggandeng raksasa e commerce Tiongkok Alibaba untuk menjual produk lokal

A file photo dated 17 March 2014 showing people walking in the headquarters campus of Alibaba Group, mother company of Chinese e-commerce giants Taobao and Tmall, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Crab Hu/EPA

China's Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $7.3B in new capital

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The ride hailing app says it will use the funds to upgrade its technology conduct research improve rider driver experience and explore new opportunities

A taxi driver uses the Didi Chuxing app while driving along a street in Guilin, in China's southern Guangxi region on May 13, 2016. Apple has invested 1 billion USD in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the Beijing company said on May 13, as it vies with bitter US-based rival Uber for market share in China. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER

Alibaba's Jack Ma: Fake goods often better than originals

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:00 AM

The problem is that the fake products today they make better quality better price than the real product than the real names says Ma

epa05030433 Executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack gestures as he addresses the audience at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Manila, Philippines, 18 November 2015. The APEC is an inter-governmental forum that seeks to promote sustainable growth and economic integration, and to reduce trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region. EPA/AARON FAVILA/POOL ALTERNATIVE CROP

INFOGRAPHIC: Fast facts on online shopping in PH

May 31, 2016 - 7:02 PM

What’s next for e commerce in the Philippines?

Didi Chuxing denies initial public offering reports

May 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

An earlier report says the ride hailing app and service is targeting a New York listing in 2017 but the company denies this saying it does not have IPO plans as of now

DIDI CHUXING. A commuter shows the Didi Chuxing app on her iPhone in Beijing, China, May 13, 2016. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Apple invests $1B in China ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing

May 14, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Analysts say the deal could help Apple expand its mobile payments service in the crowded Chinese market

epa05303061 A commuter shows the Didi Chuxing app on her iPhone in Beijing, China, 13 May 2016. US technology giant Apple Inc. has invested 1 billion US dollars in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese ride-sharing company and a rival of Uber in China, the company said in a statement on 13 May. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China e-commerce giant Alibaba's quarterly revenue leaps 39%

May 05, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Alibaba defies China s economic slowdown and tougher competition in the e commerce market

epa05290364 (FILE) A file photo dated 16 March 2016 showing the Alibaba.com stand at the CeBIT computer show in Hanover, Germany. Alibaba Group is to release their unaudited financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 on 05 May 2016. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN