Xiaomi was officially crowned the world’s third-largest smartphone maker but news of Lenovo completing its buyout of Motorola Mobility is clouding the verdict; and meanwhile Alibaba’s share price touched new highs.
This week, China’s exports and imports data showed robust growth despite forecasts that were less rosy; and Alibaba’s financial arm Alipay got a makeover.
We put together 10 Jack Ma quotes that sum up the Alibaba founder’s business philosophy and his inspiring journey as an entrepreneur.
The Alibaba IPO, which debuted on the NYSE recently, has broken all sorts of records. What are its prospects going forward?
This week, new worries about China’s economy came to the fore even as Beijing reemphasized its intent to continue with reforms; the Alibaba IPO roadshow raised huge interest in the US; and Apple’s iPhone 6 won’t be coming to China any time soon. The Slowdown Last week, a dip in China’s manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index […]
The upcoming Alibaba IPO has brought to the fore the contentious issue of how Chinese companies bypass foreign investment restrictions using a legal structure called the Variable Interest Entity (VIEs). A company in China is 100% owned by domestic parties, allowing it to obtain all necessary licenses to operate in a particular sector. It signs […]
This week, we contemplate whether China’s economy needs another stimulus given that the state of various economic indicators. In other news, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone plans to become an international trading hub for various commodities and Alibaba’s profits stunned company watchers. Does the economy need more stimulus? Since China barely missed its GDP growth target in the […]
This week, China industrial production figures revealed a slower growth from last year; Lenovo and Tencent reported profits while sportswear manufacturer Li-Ning suffered yet another battering; and Alibaba restructured its relationship with Alipay. The Macro Picture China’s GDP growth bounced back to the target rate of 7.5% in the second quarter, but newly released data […]
Does the Alibaba IPO have the potential to change the perception–and fortunes–of other Chinese companies in the US? China may be the United States’ third-largest trading partner, but most Chinese business in the US is still conducted from a distance. With a handful of exceptions, Chinese brands are almost entirely unfamiliar to Americans, although most American homes are […]
CKGSB Professor Teng Bingsheng, an expert on the Chinese e-commerce sector, walks us through the issues involved in the Alibaba IPO, such as disclosures, the company’s ownership structure and valuation. In a period that’s been characterized by rapid innovation in China’s high technology sector, Alibaba’s IPO—potentially one of the largest public offerings of all time—has been […]