Tag Archives: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Tencent wants to be foreign automakers’ go-to company for EVs in China

BMW’s iX electric SUV in China was the first global car brand to include the automobile version of Tencent’s WeChat messaging app, according to the Chinese tech company. Tencent BEIJING — Chinese internet giant Tencent wants to sell technology which the company says will help foreign automakers that want to sell cars in China’s massive electric …

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China livestreamers need qualifications for certain topics: Regulators

Chinese regulators have been looking to clean up the country’s popular livestreaming industry. This includes rules around what online influencers can and can’t say and the topics that are off limits. Costfoto | Future Publishing | Getty Images Online influencers in China must now have a qualification to talk about …

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China’s tech regulation getting more ‘rational’: JD.com top exec

China’s annual 618 shopping festival sees domestic e-commerce giants including JD.com rack up billions of dollars of sales across their platforms. The 2022 edition comes against a backdrop of slowing economic growth in China and sluggish consumer spending. VCG | Getty Images EMBARGO to lift at 6am Singapore on Friday, …

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Alibaba shares drop after Jack Ma’s Ant Group says no plan for IPO

Ant Group, founded by billionaire Jack Ma, scrapped its IPO in November 2020 after regulators flagged concerns with the company. Since then, the company has been ordered to rectify its business. Ant Group said that a revived IPO is not on the cards yet. Costfoto | Future Publishing | Getty …

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China signals easing of tech crackdown but don’t expect policy U-turn

China has shown signs of easing its crackdown on the technology sector which has wiped billions of dollars of value from its most prominent companies. But analysts said Beijing’s recent positive rhetoric should not be mistaken for a reversal of policy. “I think the big tech companies will have a …

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Slowest quarterly revenue growth on record

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com posted its slowest quarterly revenue growth on record for the first three months of the year, as Covid-19 lockdowns in the world’s second-largest economy weighed on consumer spending. JD.com beat estimates on revenue but missed expectations on profit. Here’s how JD did in the first quarter …

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JPMorgan upgrades its view on China’s Alibaba, Tencent and Meituan

This photo from September 25, 2020 shows Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, attending the opening ceremony of the 3rd All-China Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China. Alibaba is among the Chinese technology stocks recently upgraded by JPMorgan analysts. Lyu Ming | China News Service via Getty …

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SoftBank may spend more on share buybacks than new investments: CLSA

During a recent earnings presentation, SoftBank Founder Masayoshi Son (pictured here in 2019) said the company will go into “defense” mode as a result of myriad headwinds that have roiled global markets. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group may for the first time spend more on share …

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SoftBank Vision Fund posts record $27 billion loss as tech stocks dive

SoftBank Founder Masayoshi Son said there is “confusion in the world” and in the markets due to a number of factors including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, high inflation and central bank moves to raise interest rates. These factors have contributed to a record annual loss at SoftBank’s Vision Fund. Kentaro …

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Google’s cloud group forms Web3 product and engineering team

Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next event in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google’s cloud unit is forming a team to build services for developers running blockchain applications as the company …

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