Meituan CEO raises $10 Billion to develop promising technologies

While Alibaba is the dominant force in e-commerce with a global reputation, Wang, a generation younger, has built Meituan into a fearsome rival, the world’s largest delivery empire with ambitions to encroach on Alibaba’s home turf. There’s also years of bad blood between the two companies after an early alliance broke down. Now Wang, 42, … Read more

Ant Group reaches agreement with Chinese regulators on overhaul

Ant Group Co and Chinese regulators have agreed on a restructuring plan that will turn Jack Ma’s fintech giant into a financial holding company, making it subject to capital requirements similar to those for banks. The plan calls for putting all of Ant’s businesses into the holding company, including its technology offerings in areas like … Read more

China launches an antitrust investigation into Alibaba as its crackdown on Jack Ma’s tech empire continues

Chinese regulators announced measures to crack down on Jack Ma’s Alibaba and Ant Group on Thursday. Beijing will investigate e-commerce site Alibaba, co-founded by Ma, over alleged anti-monopolistic practices, and urge fintech Ant Group to implement stricter financial regulations, regulators said. Ant Group’s IPO, which would have been the world’s biggest-ever, was halted in November … Read more

China halts Jack Ma’s $37 billion Ant Group IPO in Shangai, Hong Kong

Ant said that its listing had been suspended by Shanghai following a recent interview regulators held with its founder Jack Ma and top executives. Ant Group’s $37 billion stock market listing has been suspended in both Shanghai and Hong Kong in a dramatic move just two days before what was set to be the world’s … Read more

Alibaba puts fresh investment plans in India on hold

China’s tech giant Alibaba Group is unlikely to sign fresh deals in Indian companies in the coming months amid higher scrutiny on Chinese investments amid tension between the two nations, said a person familiar with the development. Alibaba is among other Chinese investors who have pulled the brakes on new investments in Indian startups after … Read more

Jack Ma’s Ant Group files for Hong Kong, Shanghai dual listing

… in what is likely to be one of the biggest debuts in years, potentially topping even Saudi Aramco’s $29 billion initial share sale in 2019. Here’s what Bloomberg columnists have been saying about it: Ant will have an elephant-sized coming out party: With one swoop, the dual listing will invigorate Shanghai’s technology-focused Star board … Read more