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Alibaba Founder to Retire

Jack Ma to step down next year as chairman of company he founded in 1999, ending an era for China's leading e-commerce company

Update: Era Ends as Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Prepares to Step Down

E-commerce giant announces CEO Daniel Zhang will take over as chairman’s title next year

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09 24, 2018 04:49 AM

In Depth: China’s E-Commerce War 2.0

Internet sales giants mature into stable-growth phase, focusing on customer acquisition, logistics and house brands to widen margins

09 20, 2018 14:00 PM

Trade War Challenges Alibaba Plan to Create 1 Million U.S. Jobs

Company founder Jack Ma says earlier pledge to Donald Trump was based on smooth U.S.-China trade ties

09 18, 2018 19:13 PM

Alibaba Partnership Holds Keys to Company Future, Ant Financial IPO

Body overseeing e-commerce giant’s board was designed to prevent loss of control to outsiders

09 17, 2018 11:26 AM

Monday Tech Briefing: Banma, Qutoutiao, ByteDance

Alibaba-backed smart car company raises $233 million, Qutoutiao’s share price more than doubles in U.S. debut, iQiyi targets elderly users with new video app

09 14, 2018 20:40 PM

This Week’s Movers and Shakers

Biggest moves in China’s financial sector — plus a trio of tech-giant changes and corruption at state lottery

09 14, 2018 20:21 PM

In Wake of Alibaba Succession News, Xiaomi Puts Younger Executives in Leadership Spots

Analysts say that moves will help keep China’s tech companies in touch with youthful consumers

09 14, 2018 19:59 PM

Alibaba-Backed Firm That Helps Cars Act Like Smartphones Raises $233 Million

State-owned investor says software-maker Banma could set standards for connected-car sector

09 12, 2018 13:03 PM

Jack Ma Says He’ll Leave Alibaba, But Can He Really Cut the Cord?

E-commerce mogul wants to move on, but history shows internet chiefs often reluctant to leave their creations

09 12, 2018 11:04 AM

Wednesday Tech Briefing: NXP, Jack Ma, Tencent

Ride-hailing firms face greater scrutiny, NXP continues to bank on China market, Alibaba’s unique partnership structure keeps Jack Ma in picture

09 11, 2018 19:40 PM

Alibaba-Led Group Creates New Twist in Clinic Chain’s Privatization Saga

Consortium looking again at ‘commercial viability’ of taking iKang off the Nasdaq

09 11, 2018 19:01 PM

Alibaba’s Partnership Structure Keeps Jack Ma in Picture Past 2019

Founder will remain one of e-commerce giant’s key controlling partners even after he retires next year

09 11, 2018 10:34 AM

Tuesday Tech Briefing: Google, Jack Ma, Baidu

Baidu in hot water after hospital mix-up, Jack Ma wants to be a teacher, studio Eros partners with iQiyi

09 10, 2018 21:44 PM

Alibaba Opens Down After Founder Jack Ma Announces Retirement Plan

Shares slip 2.3% when trading begins, extending longer slide dating back to June

09 10, 2018 20:08 PM

Jack Ma Made Himself China’s Richest Man. Now He Wants to Be a Teacher

Alibaba’s 54-year-old founder says he’s too young and the world is too big for him to sit idle in retirement

09 10, 2018 20:07 PM

How Alibaba Grew to Have More Revenue Than Some Countries

E-commerce leader’s willingness to move into new areas gave it an edge over rivals

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