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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(...)

Alibaba’s US-listed shares rose about 4 per cent in pre-market trade, as investors reacted positively to the better-than-expected revenue growth. File photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Alibaba Group , China’s biggest e-commerce firm, topped first-quarter revenue estimates on Thursday, but said investments in its food delivery busines(...)

Amazon-rival Google launched a financial services comparison site in the United Kingdom and the United States in 2016 but shut it down after only a year due to low traffic. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Amazon. com is sounding out some of Europe’s top insurance companies to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what(...)

Heaps of disused, abandoned bikes in graveyards around China’s cities show how hubris has soured the e-bike revolution. Photograph: AFP

Coded by colour, the bicycles piled high in the bike graveyard in Beijing are evidence of a boom turned to bust. The wheels, saddles, frames and handl(...)

WPP’s intention to seek local partners by ceding a minority stake predates Martin Sorrell’s departure in April. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

WPP is in talks to sell a minority stake in its China-based advertising business to Alibaba, Tencent and China Media. The talks, first reported by Sk(...)

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