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A billboard features an image of China’s late former leader Deng Xiaoping in Shenzhen at the weekend. The Chinese government will continue a multi-year effort against pollution, poverty and financial sector risks, while underlining commitment to the multilateral global trading system,  President Xi Jinping said at a Beijing ceremony celebrating 40 years of reform and opening up. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A major exhibition at Beijing’s National Museum, which celebrates 40 years of reform and opening up, credits late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping with ge(...)

Telco unit SoftBank Corp on Monday priced its stock at 1,500 yen apiece, as previously indicated. Photograph: Reuters

SoftBank is set to raise 2.65 trillion yen (€20.6 billion) in Japan’s biggest-ever IPO – a share sale widely regarded as finalising the group’s transi(...)

Zalando retains many attractions, including a market-leading online fashion platform, the data of more than 25m customers and more than 2.5bn   customer website visits per year

A halving of Zalando SE’s share price since July’s peak could put the online fashion retailer in the crosshairs of Amazon. com, Alibaba Group Holding (...)

Jack Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and transformed it into one the world’s most important ecommerce and digital payments companies. His net worth is estimated at about €35 billion. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s richest man, the Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, has been revealed as a member of the ruling Communist Party of China, having joined dur(...)

A Dolce & Gabbana store in Shanghai. The furore over its ads threatened to grow into a setback for one of Italy’s best-known fashion brands in a crucial market. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Chinese ecommerce sites have removed Dolce & Gabbana products amid a spiralling backlash against an advertising campaign that was decried as racis(...)

Singles’ Day, also called “Double 11”, is the world’s biggest online sales event. Photograph: China OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan (€27.3 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles’(...)

Not all money managers share the idea that emerging market stocks are obviously cheap, while others say they are cheap for good reasons. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Emerging markets have endured a torrid year, losing more than a quarter of their value since peaking in January. Investors are often advised to buy wh(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson 20/8/08Starbucks Dawson Street

Monday Results: Mondelez, HSBC, Pappa John’s Pizza. Indicators: UK housing prices (Oct); mortgage lending (Sep), lending to individuals (Sep), con(...)

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma is to step down next year.

Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China’s largest ecommerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is to step down as chairman in one year to concentrat(...)

The investment in One97 Communications marks Warren Buffett’s first big investment in the south Asian country

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest at least $300 million in the parent company of India’s largest mobile payments group, Paytm, accor(...)

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