Category Archives: Alibaba

E-commerce: new tool for luxury goods – Shaun Rein

Single’s Day has become a huge commercial success, and retail analyst Shaun Rein explains why luxury sales will boom thanks to e-commerce: for many Chinese the luxury stores are just too far away, he tells in CNBC.

Singles day’s, talk of the consumer – Shaun Rein

Single’s Day in China, on 11 November, has become a major discounting e-commerce event, passing even America’s Cyber Monday in size. Retail analyst Shaun Rein explains why the Single’s Day makes Chinese youth happy at CNBC.

The pricing at Alibaba’s IPO – Benjamin Joffe

Alibaba’s IPO is going to be one of the biggest events of 2014, a listing that will dwarf Twitter’s value. The value of Alibaba’s shares is a key issue, and angel-investor Benjamin Joffe has a theory on how it will perform, he tells CNBC.

Most female billionaires come from China – Rupert Hoogewerf

More than half of the world’s richest female entrepreneurs come from China, says the latest annual Hurun Rich List, according to the China Daily. A proof for China’s good business climate, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.

Google’s Android has no China competition yet – Shaun Rein

China’s government has picked Google’s Android for its dominant position, because the government simple does not trust Google, tells business analyst +Shaun Rein to Bloomberg. But Android has not real local competition for the next two, three years, and China’s consumers just want the best, he adds

China brands have lots of work to do – Tom Doctoroff

The names of some China brands might slowly get recognized is some markets, but there is still a lot of work to be done before they might get appreciated as brands, tells marketing guru Tom Doctoroff in the China Daily.

Weibo-Alibaba teaming up is a good idea – Wei Gu

The announcement that Alibaba, the China’s largest e-commerce company, buys a minority share into Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, is a win-win situation for both, writes financial analyst Wei Gu in Reuters’ Breakingviews.

Wealth evaporates for most of China’s rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

Almost half of China’s top-1000 wealthy saw their resources decline, according to the 14th annual Hurun Report, published today. The total number of billionaires dropped and 37 even lost more than half of their wealth, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.

Alibaba, the winner in China’s economy – Ben Cavender

Economists differ very much on the future of China’s short term economic direction, upwards or downwards. But in every case, e-commerce giant Alibaba is going to be a winner, predicts consumer analyst Ben Cavender in Bloomberg.

Why Jack Ma will not buy Yahoo – Helen Wang

Author Helen Wang attended the much-debated speech of Alibaba’s Jack Ma at Stanford, where he discussed – among others – the purchase of Yahoo. Helen Wang explains in Forbes why he said he would be interested, but will in fact never buy Yahoo.