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ASEAN trade leaders sign pact to grow e-commerce

Nov 14, 2018 - 12:04 AM

The 10 Southeast Asian nations agree to work together to make online shopping and other electronic transactions safer and more efficient

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez provides updates following his meeting with his counterparts from other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 13, 2018. Malacañang Photo

'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, 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

Asian Carriers Conference 2018 turns vision into action

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:28 AM

“Eyes on 2020: Turning Vision into Action” is about recognizing how critical the next two years are for the telecommunications industry

Chinese billionaire briefly arrested in U.S.

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Minneapolis police arrest then release Chinese e-commerce mogul Richard Liu over sexual misconduct allegations

CHINESE BILLIONAIRE. File photo sghows Richard Qiangdong Liu, founder, chairman and CEO of JD.com, a popular online Chinese retail site. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

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Jul 27, 2018 - 2:35 PM

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Amazon quarterly profit jumps 12-fold to $2.5B

Jul 27, 2018 - 6:43 AM

The e-commerce giant reports earnings that are in stark contrast to social media giant Facebook which saw massive stock market losses

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by Ryder/AFP


Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The announcement comes as the US giant is pushing Google Shopping, a platform allowing customers to compare prices between different sellers, which poses a challenge to Amazon

DoubleDragon inks P4.97 B in deals for more SM Savemore supermarkets

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:53 PM

The simultaneously signed contracts involve the supermarket lease for 22 new CityMall sites expected to rise around the Philippines within the year

More and more empty stores in Manhattan as e-commerce grows

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:09 PM

With more people shopping online, plus the higher rent, physical businesses are closing shop in Manhattan

RISING PROUD. People walk past One World Trade Center in New York City. File photo by Andrew Burton/AFP


Robinsons Retail invests in BeautyMNL operator

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Gokongwei-led firm takes a 20% stake in the operator of the e-commerce site for an undisclosed amount

Simak tip aman berbelanja online

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Sebelum belanja online simak dulu tip berikut ini

MAKING IT EASY. All these technology disruptions will ultimately result in more convenience for the end consumers.

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

Aegis Juris fratman, Cayetano, Jack Ma | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

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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

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

After 2GO, SM group not looking to buy other logistics firms

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The president of SM Investments Corporation says their plate is 'full' when it comes to the logistics sector

PLATE IS FULL. 'No. At this time, we are fairly new in 2GO. We believe there is a lot of growth opportunities in 2GO,' SMIC chief Frederic DyBuncio replies when asked if SM is interested in other logistics firms. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

10 istilah jual beli online yang harus kamu ketahui

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Cermati dan pelajari 10 istilah yang kerap digunakan dalam transaksi jual beli online

ISTILAH ONLINE SHOPPING. Para penggemar online shopping pastinya sudah familiar dengan beragam istilah saat transaksi. Foto oleh Matt Inman/AFP

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The venture will allow customers to order groceries and other items from Walmart to be home delivered through Google Express

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.

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

Aug 13, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The changes to malls are part of a fundamental industry rethink as e commerce takes market share and alters consumer expectations

Shoppers walk through the Columbia Mall on July 24, 2017 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  Mall space is being repurposed as more department store chains close stores that have traditionally served as "anchors" at malls. Abandoned by the big brands, deserted by the young, the American mall, once temples of the shopping, have become ghost towns, victims of the explosion of online shopping. / AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by John BIERS, "Deserted, US shopping centers look for a future"

Ekonomi digital di ASEAN diprediksi capai US$ 200 miliar

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Dua CEO ini berikan catatan strategi kompetisi bisnis e commerce

CEO Mataharimall.com Hadi Wenas. Foro oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Amazon pushes into Southeast Asia with Singapore launch

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The launch of Amazon Prime in Singapore marks the company s entry into a region of more than 600 million people

A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, shows the logo of US electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Loic Venance/AFP

6 trik tepat untuk mengembangkan bisnis online

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Jangan patah semangat berbisnis online Ada banyak cara supaya bisnis kamu dilirik banyak orang

BISNIS ONLINE. Banyak hal yang harus diperhatikan saat akan memulai bisnis online. Di antaranya adalah memilih campaign yang tepat dan nama produk yang sesuai. Foto oleh Matt Inman/AFP

Menyimak fenomena belanja online yang meningkat selama bulan Ramadan

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Kegiatan belanja online jadi salah satu pilihan utama masyarakat Indonesia untuk memenuhi kebutuhan di bulan Ramadan

BELANJA ONLINE. Selama Ramadan tahun ini, masyarakat Indonesia ternyata banyak memilih opsi belanja online untuk memenuhi kebutuhan mereka. Foto oleh Matt Inman/AFP

How SM Investments acquired stake in 2GO

Apr 04, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Sy led conglomerate acquires a 34 5 stake in 2GO s parent company for 124 50 million

NEW INVESTOR. SM Investments Corporation is a new investor in 2GO, through a deal with its parent firm. Here is the brand structure of the logistics firm. Screenshot from 2GO website

SM enters logistics through stake in 2GO

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:13 PM

SMIC s new 34 5 stake in 2GO marks the marriage of the Philippines largest retailer with the country s largest logistics provider

Ayala's stake in Zalora PH: Fusing online and offline retail

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Our partnership with Ayala opens up the real possibility of creating a true omnichannel retail experience and it would possibly be the first of its kind in an emerging market says Zalora co founder and CEO Paulo Campos III

Ayala Corp takes 43.3% stake in Zalora PH

Feb 23, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This acquisition is part of Ayala s strategy to invest in innovative businesses especially in the digital space

Ayala Corp enters health tech via ePharmacy startup

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:27 PM

The conglomerate through subsidiary AC Health invests in MedGrocer which allows users to buy medicine online and have items delivered to them

(L-R) MedGrocer CEO & Founder, Jerome Uy, and AC Health CEO, Paolo F. Borromeo, shake hands at the announcement of the signing ceremony held on February 7, 2017 in Makati. MedGrocer is the first health technology company to join AC Health's portfolio. Photo courtesy of AC health

From buyer to seller: sound business advice straight from shoppers

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:45 PM

How can you bring your digital business to the next level? Learn to listen to your customers

How bridging the 'digital gap' can usher in a brighter economy

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Why it’s everyone’s business to bridge the gap and embrace digital

Top 5 SMARTpreneur tips in growing your online business

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:53 AM

SMARTpreneur is a program aimed at arming university students with knowledge and skills to boost their passion for business and give them the opportunity to kick start their own enterprise

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Indonesia bidik kerja sama e-commerce dengan India

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Ekonomi digital Indonesia dan India sama sama sedang tumbuh pesat

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

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

Pemerintah umumkan paket kebijakan ke-14 tentang ‘roadmap e-commerce’

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Paket kebijakan ke 14 tentang e commerce diharapkan mampu mendorong perluasan dan peningkatan kegiatan ekonomi masyarakat

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

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

Facebook-owned Instagram getting into shopping

Nov 02, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The photo and video sharing service will begin an e commerce test with 20 US retailers participating

In this November 1, 2016 photo illustration a person points to the new Instagram app on a smartphone. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS

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

Advocates seek to boost e-payments growth by 2020

Sep 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM

For e payments to flourish banks have to adopt a system where customers can transfer funds to Bank B or C even if their account is with Bank A says E Peso advocate Mamerto Tangonan

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

3 new partnerships between New Zealand and Indonesia

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The two countries are partnering to improve Indonesia s e commerce aviation and energy industries

IMPROVING TIES. New Zealand and Indonesia signs new partnerships. Photo by Rapppler

Amazon's Jeff Bezos bets on India with $3B investment

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The investment announced on June 7 comes on top of 2 billion Amazon invested in India in 2014 and will boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi s campaign to attract foreign cash to create much needed jobs

A BIG INVESTMENT. Jeff Bezos, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, waves for a photograph in Bangalore, India, September 28, 2014. Jagadeesh NV/EPA

INFOGRAPHIC: Fast facts on online shopping in PH

May 31, 2016 - 7:02 PM

What’s next for e commerce in the Philippines?