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Jack Ma has not appeared in public since October 24th, when he gave a high-profile speech critical of the state-owned banks  as well as regulators who he said often sacrifice innovation on the altar of stability. Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Four years ago, when Ant Group’s premier money market fund was racing to a peak of more than $260 billion (€213.5 billion) worth of assets under manag(...)

Japan’s benchmark Topix added 1.7 per cent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 1 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively.

UK stocks rallied on Tuesday as investors got their first chance to react to last week’s Brexit trade pact and the $900 billion (€736 billion) America(...)

Sales figures are displayed at an Alibaba Singles Day event in Hangzhou, China, in 2019. Photograph:  Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Tomorrow is Singles Day, a sort of Valentine’s Day for single people, but don’t panic if you forgot to do the necessary self-gifting – even in the fre(...)

Monday’s results were SoftBank’s first since it was revealed that the technology group led by Masayoshi Son was the ‘Nasdaq whale’ behind the purchase of billions of dollars’ worth of US equity derivatives. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

SoftBank Group posted a loss of $1.3 billion (€1 billion )on its unexpected diversification into trading of listed technology stocks using a war chest(...)

The Covid-19 pandemic  closed about three-quarters of Ikea’s stores at the peak. Photograph: EPA

Just off Oslo’s main shopping street lies an experiment at the heart of Ikea’s attempts to disrupt itself before it is disrupted. Until recently the o(...)

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group and controlling shareholder of Chinese fintech Ant Group. Photograph: China Outstr/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly four years ago Ant Group’s then chief executive Eric Jing made going global a core mission, taking to a Davos stage to lay out a vision of buil(...)

The furore facing the South Korean technology group Samsung came after BTS band member Kim Nam-joon, known as RM, commented on the 70th anniversary of the Korean war. Photograph: EPA

Samsung has withdrawn products branded with K-pop superstars BTS from online platforms in China after a band member’s comments on the Korean war spark(...)

The study identified partisan Republicans on an investor social platform by searching for terms such as ‘MAGA’, ‘stupid Dems’ and ‘liberal media’. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

It’s not a good idea to let your politics influence your investments, but a new study suggests some investors do just that. The study, Does Partisansh(...)

the purchase of UK chip designer Arm, announced on Sunday, is the latest big asset disposal by SoftBank as the Japanese tech group shifts from operating businesses into a global investment and asset management powerhouse.

Nvidia’s agreed purchase of Arm Holdings from Japan’s SoftBank for up to $40 billion (€33.7 billion), the largest deal in the global semiconductor ind(...)

China export restrictions pose new risk for TikTok sale in US 0:36

China’s inclusion of new technologies on an export restrictions list could hamper TikTok’s sale in the US, according to state media reports, in the la(...)

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