Daniel Wagner | More than 600 M Chinese already use Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay to pay for much of what they purchase. Both companies control approximately 90% of China’s mobile payments market, which totaled some $17 trillion in 2019. The Chinese government understands that, via Blockchain, the issuance of its own cryptocurrency is an excellent way to track and record the movement of payments, goods and people: the unsexily named Digital Currency/Electronic Payments (DCEP).
Z. Yuzhe, W. Liwei and W. Hongyuran via Caixin | Strengthening the People’s Bank of China’s regulatory clout is high on a list of suggestions for improving financial market oversight following last summer’s stock market crash.
Wang Xiaoqing via Caixin | The huge e-commerce day is a windfall for Alibaba, but a headache for sellers and brand names, not to mention the economy.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sees its share price drop below IPO price for the first time.
BEIJING | March 28, 2015 | By Zhang Yuzhe via Caixin | Alibaba is betting on biometrics as the next step for secure online financial transactions and bank account business.
BEIJING | By Caixin | E-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s huge initial public offering in New York has stirred the market. Raising US$ 25 billion in total after the company and some of its shareholders sold extra shares, Alibaba’s IPO now ranks as the biggest ever.
Chinese Internet companies such as Weibo, Baidu and Tencent are sophisticating their business models to offer innovative products and services. This crucial change brings to the brands made in China greater value at a global level as they go public on the New York Stock Exchange.
BEIJING | By Liu Ran via Caixin | E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. has taken another step forward in the online video business by establishing a video production business. China Vision Media Group Ltd., which is 60 percent owned by Alibaba and listed in Hong Kong, registered Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd. in Hong Kong on April 3, a source who works at Alibaba said. The legal representative of the new company is Dong Ping, the chairman of China Vision.
BEIJING |By Jeffrey Towson via Caixin | The valuation of China’s largest e-commerce company is tied to its market share, margins and return on capital, factors its rival can easily impact. Far the low-end of predictions have put Alibaba at US$ 80 billion to US$ 100 billion. The majority of estimates are in the US$150 billion range. And a few analysts are making headlines with predictions of US$ 250 billion and above.