Leading today’s roundup, Google is ramping up its retail investments in China as it aims to counter internet behemoth Alibaba, by ploughing over half a billion dollars into e-commerce titan JD.com. Also in the headlines, China’s home prices and property… Read More>>
The brick and mortar competition among China’s tech giants continues to heat up with JD.com announcing earlier this week that it would open 500 of its 7Fresh supermarkets in five years. This latest expansion into offline retail by China’s second-largest… 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>>
Shanghai-based logistics developer ESR today announced that a subsidiary of JD.com, China’s second-largest ecommerce player, is investing $306 million into the regional warehouse builder.
The logistics investment by the $53 billion high tech retailer provides a boost both for the… Read More>>
Leading today’s roundup, e-commerce giant JD.com is ramping up its logistics investments by bagging a 10 percent stake in China’s second-largest warehouse developer. The residential arm of Vietnam’s Vingroup is believed to have raised about $1.35 billion in its initial… Read More>>
China’s second-largest e-commerce company by sales, JD.com, has opened its first unmanned store in Xiong’an New Area, a new district being built just south of Beijing that the central government intends to develop into a new economic hub.
JD.com opened… 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>>
India is back in the news today as the subcontinent’s real estate assets continue to show their appeal to the world’s largest private equity players. In addition to Brookfield’s reported offer for a Hyderabad office block, global brokerage Savills is… Read More>>
At the top of today’s headlines, Singapore’s housing market is back into bull mode with prices of private homes rising 3.1 percent in the first three months of the year. In another bit of Lion City-driven news, a unit of… 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>>