Global Brands’ plan could help it make inroads into a market where e-commerce transactions are projected by the Chinese government to reach 18 trillion yuan ($2.8 trillion) this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Global Brands Group is in talks with Alibaba Group and JD.com for a possible strategic alliance as the company plans to tap the rising online demand i(...)

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, said the company was seeking new ways to make money from Tumblr

Yahoo forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter as it struggles to revive its core online advertising business and spends more to (...)

Amazon.com will launch its Amazon Lending loan programme to small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China. Photograph: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

Amazon. com will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China, where credit is becoming (...)

Alibaba now handles 80 per cent of China’s ecommerce. Photograph: Crab Hu/EPA

There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the Communist Party of China, whos(...)

Medtronic, which completed its acquisition of Covidien earlier this year, is the  68th largest company in the world, with a market capitalisation of $111m.

Fiona Reddan Dublin-headquartered Medtronic is the only Irish company to make a list of the world’s 100 most valuable companies. Published (...)

Alibaba worked with 40 brands including Nike and Adidas last year to remove fake athletic shoes, watches and bags on the company’s largest retail platform Taobao Marketplace

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce operator, rejected claims in a lawsuit by Kering that it facilitates the sale of counterfeit merchandise. Kering (...)

Angela Ahrendts, the former chief executive officer of London-based fashion retailer Burberry Group, was awarded $82.6 million in 2014. (Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg)

Angela Ahrendts, Apple Inc.’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, was the highest-paid female executive in the US last year. The former(...)

Elaine Ralph. “SuperDisty is an end-to-end solution that integrates a company’s existing software with multiple leading online platforms.”
New Innovators: SuperDisty

SuperDisty is a new software solution aimed at making life easier for manufacturers and distributors engaging with online markets. The product was sof(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Alibaba shareholders have suffered a torrid few months, shares falling from $120 last November to $81 last week, erasing some $100 billion in market v(...)

Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma:  In the Bloomberg Billionaires list, which updates daily, he is the richest person  in China (and 15th richest in the world), with a net worth of $34.7 billion (€31.36 billion). Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Establishing who is the richest person in China is a challenging task, given the dizzying share market movements and the pace with which the country’s(...)