Any analysts still agog over WeWork’s $20 billion valuation may need to seek professional help if the shared office superstar achieves its goal of a $40 billion valuation as it discusses a new round of funding led by Softbank. Meanwhile,… Read More>>
Alibaba Group wants to be able to deliver packages to any address in the world within 72 hours, and this week the Chinese e-commerce titan took another step towards that goal by unveiling plans for a $1.53 billion high-tech logistics… Read More>>
Leading today’s roundup, Dalian Wanda Group may have stepped back from its ambition to crush Disney in China’s theme park market, but that hasn’t stopped the developer from launching a 34,000 square metre indoor amusement park designed by KCC Entertainment… Read More>>
Leading today’s roundup of job changes, Radisson Hotel Group is bringing a hospitality veteran to Singapore to drive the hotelier’s growth in the Asia Pacific region, and the Asian asset management arm of Prudential is shaking up its leadership in… Read More>>
Carrefour has opened its first-ever smart supermarket in Shanghai in partnership with Tencent, four months after the parent company of China’s ubiquitous WeChat app bought a stake in the French retailer. The Le Marche store in China’s commercial capital is… Read More>>
China’s second-ranking e-commerce company continues to expand its online empire into the offline world as JD.com’s founder and chief executive vowed late last week to open 1,000 stores every day this year.
“As of last month, JD.com opened 1,000 convenience… Read More>>
Alibaba Group has closed on its acquisition of a RMB 4.68 billion ($744 million) stake in Wanda Film to become the film company’s second largest shareholder, following through on an agreement signed in early February. The move came just days… Read More>>
Mainland ecommerce giant Alibaba revealed late last week that it has signed a cooperation agreement with five of China’s top 10 property developers to expand its Hema smart supermarket chain on the mainland.
The agreement between the Alibaba online to… Read More>>
At the top of today’s news, a global real estate investment manager is seeking to raise $500 million for a new property fund targetting major cities in Japan, while another investment heavyweight has picked up an office building in downtown… Read More>>
China’s second-ranking e-commerce platform, JD.com, is now the country’s number one couch potato enabler, serving up fast food, Oreos and stinky tofu straight from the nearest FamilyMart convenience store to the comfort of every Internet user’s living room.
Under the… Read More>>