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Vietnam E-commerce Site Leflair Raised US$7 Million Series B
The money will be used for regional expansion and for on-boarding more brands to the site
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[Reprint] Briefing: Chinese E-commerce Giant Plans $1 Billion Share Buyback
What happened: Chinese e-commerce giant announced plans on Wednesday to buy back up to $1 billion worth of its shares over the course of next year. The buyback is said to be partly due to concerns about China’s slowing economy amid trade tensions w
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[Reprint] Caught in the Cross-fire Between US and China, Huawei Responds to CFO’s Arrest
Following the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, CFO and deputy chairwoman of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the company said US pressure on a commercial company goes “against the spirit of free economy and fair competition,” adding that its relationship w
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How a Taiwanese E-Commerce Firm Adapted China’s ‘Single's Day’ Shopping Spree
Single’s Day originated in China as an informal shopping bonanza day every November 11. Chinese e-commerce portals are supposed to sell then at steep discounts. Now Taiwanese e-commerce site PChome24h is co-opting the November 11 model with discounts up t
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[Reprint ] Why E-commerce Companies Should Go Hybrid
Not only can omni-channel commerce help with branding, but it can make a huge difference in supply chain management
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[Reprint] 5 Ways AI Can Optimise e-commerce Logistics, Planning, and Engagement
AI is reshaping the boundaries of e-commerce with giant strides across the board
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[Reprint] Thailand E-commerce Industry Projected To Grow 8.5 Per Cent, Reach US$9.2B
Thailand is Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce market with a B2C sector that topped US$23.33 billion in 2017
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Taiwan Ecommerce Firm Pinkoi Expands into New Asian Markets
The chief executive calls cross-border commerce crucial to a competitive edge. It’s pushing into Thailand, China and Malaysia.
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[Reprint] Alibaba Doubles Down on Lazada with Additional $2 billion
E-commerce giant Alibaba announced today that it will invest an additional $2 billion in Lazada Group to accelerate the growth plans of Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce platform and deepen its integration into the Alibaba ecosystem.
9 months
[Reprint] E-commerce Giant JD Will Build Tens of Thousands Delivery Drone Landing Pods
China’s skies are about to get as busy as its streets. Chinese e-commerce platform JD has just won the first national pilot for unmanned areal vehicle (UAV) delivery logistics and will be allowed to build tens of thousands UAV landing platforms or drone p
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[Reprint] Walmart, JD, IBM and Tsinghua University launch a blockchain food safety alliance in China
Walmart,, IBM, and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies announced on December 14 that they will work together in a blockchain food safety alliance that will kick off with a collaboration designed to enhanc
1 year
[Reprint] China's e-commerce giants are betting big on fresh food
After decades of stunning growth, there’s little space left in China’s highly consolidated e-commerce market. Fresh food e-commerce—one of the few less-tapped verticals to crack into this field—is, however, expected to become the next “whirlwind” driven b
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