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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

China leads the way as world's billionaires get richer

Oct 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) China minted two new billionaires a week in 2017, says Swiss banking giant UBS and auditors PwC

CHINA'S INTERNET POWERHOUSE. Jack Ma, Robin Li and Pony Ma. Photos from Wikipedia

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


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Sep 10, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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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

Chinese businessmen flock to Duterte's Malacañang

Jun 02, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Executives of one Chinese company even got to present their proposed reclamation project in Manila Bay during a full Cabinet meeting, Rappler learned

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses with Jose Kho, Kitson Soriano Kho, Luis Fabregas Kho and Michael Yang Hong Ming after a private meeting at the Study Room in Malacañan Palace on January 10, 2016. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

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

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'best' and 'worst' in Asia 2017

The Philippines' biggest business deals in 2017

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The country's conglomerates have acquired everything from digital payment tech to coal power plants this year, as they acquire the tools they hope will shape the economy’s future

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

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Sorry muna, Jack Ma, internet nami'y makupad pa!

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Kung susuriin ang kontribusyon at impact ng internet sa pag-unlad ng mga ekonomiya at pagbuti ng kabuhayan, dapat seryosohin ng pamahalaan ang pagpapabuti nito

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Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

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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

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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

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Globe, PLDT battle it out in cashless payments

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Globe invites Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to the launch of its new mobile payment technology. On the same day, PLDT relaunches its scan-to-pay service.

QR CODES. GCash users are now able to shop at select Glorietta 4 merchants with a simple scan of their personal QR code in their smartphone. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/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

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Oct 25, 2017 - 11:42 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Japan Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIVE: Jack Ma in Manila

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:19 AM

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Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

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

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

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Feb 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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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

5 hal yang perlu kamu tahu tentang ‘roadmap e-commerce’

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Apa dampak kebijakan roadmap e commerce terhadap pelakunya di Indonesia?

Menko Perekonomian Darmin Nasution (tengah) memberi penjelasan terkait Paket Kebijakan ke-14, pada 10 November 2016. Foto dari setkab.go.id

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

Jack Ma just got a job offer from the Indonesian government, but it’s complicated

Sep 07, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Will Jack Ma take the offer to promote growth in the e commerce industry?

AID TO SMALL GUYS. 'If China can do it, then other nations can do it. We have helped Chinese small businesses to sell on our platform. You can do it, too,' Alibaba's Jack Ma says

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

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

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

Salute! Italy toasts booming wine trade

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The VinItaly wine trade fair in Verona is already on its 50th year and the future looks bright for Italian wines

A man open a bottle of wine on April 10, 2016 during the 50th edition of the Vinitaly wine exhibition in Verona.  Vinitaly is the world’s largest wine event, hosting more than 4164 exhibitors, looking to promote a vast range of rich and exotic varieties of wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.  / AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Alibaba makes play for growing e-sports sector

Apr 01, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Alibaba signs an agreement with Singapore based social networking firm YuuZoo to run the firm s e sports events in China including the AliSports World Electronic Sport Games WESG kicking off at the end of April

WESG. Alibaba's Alisports holds an event announcing the World Electronic Sports Games. Image from http://www.alisports.com/cn/view_30.html.

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma buys French vineyard

Feb 26, 2016 - 2:14 PM

The Chinese billionaire now owns Chateau de Sours which produces 500 000 bottles of wine a year

epa05055834 Chinese AliBaba Ceo Jack Ma delivers a speech at "Action Day" meeting at the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, 05 December 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:37 PM

A total of 300 000 yuan is being made available over 3 days on Alipay the online payment service of Alibaba founded by Jack Ma one of China s richest men

How Filipina engineer shared spotlight with Obama, Jack Ma

Nov 19, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Entrepreneur Aisa Mijeno shares how the White House managed to bring her to the APEC CEO Summit even if she wasn t qualified to attend it

PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Aisa Mijeno, founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting tells US President Barack Obama and Alibaba founder Jack Ma what innovators like her need to make positive changes in the world.

APEC talks, SALt initiative, Paris attack ‘mastermind’ | 12PM wRap

Nov 19, 2015 - 1:09 PM

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma offers to mentor Filipina engineer

Nov 19, 2015 - 6:52 AM

The fate of Aisa Mijeno s startup SALt will test APEC s resolve to help small businesses as it pursues inclusive and sustainable growth

APEC CEO SUMMIT. US President Barack Obama poses with the chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma (L), and young entrepreneur Aisa Mijeno (R) as they take part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit in Manila on November 18. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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Nov 18, 2015 - 6:22 PM

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Obama's pitch to CEOs: Invest in clean energy

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Obama tells Asia s CEOs: Your businesses can do right by your bottom lines and by our planet future generations

BUSINESS BOTTOM LINE. US President Barack Obama tells the APEC CEO Summit in Manila that fighting climate change makes good business sense. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

A first: Obama is APEC's funny moderator-in-chief

Nov 18, 2015 - 1:59 PM

In a break from tradition US President Barack Obama did not just deliver a speech at the forum but went on to moderate the panel with Jack Ma of e commerce giant Alibaba and Filipino engineer Aisa Mijeno CEO of SALt

HOSTING GIG. US President Barack Obama jokes with Alibaba founder Jack Ma as he moderates a panel at the APEC CEO Summit. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Filipina startup founder shares stage with Obama, Jack Ma

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:28 PM

Aisa Mijeno seizes the moment and tells US President Obama and Alibaba s Jack Ma that her company needs support

PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Aisa Mijeno, founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting tells US President Barack Obama and Alibaba founder Jack Ma what innovators like her need to make positive changes in the world.

WATCH: Obama hosts panel discussion with Alibaba CEO and PH scientist

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:59 AM

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Alibaba's Jack Ma: Set up world body for small businesses

Nov 18, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Trade is a human right not to be used as a tool against an economy says Alibaba founder Jack Ma

AID TO SMALL GUYS. 'If China can do it, then other nations can do it. We have helped Chinese small businesses to sell on our platform. You can do it, too,' Alibaba's Jack Ma says