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Local businesses enjoyed a bump in spending from Chinese visitors who came to Australia during the nation’s Golden Week holiday, October 1 to October 7, according to figures from Alipay. Of all nations visited during the holiday, Australia’s Alipay transaction volume ranked 9th, up 105 per cent on 2017. This

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Alibaba Cloud is catching up to its rivals in APAC by extending its services outside of China and adding new capabilities, says data and analytics company GlobalData. The company forecasts that an insatiable trend of product launches by cloud providers, riding on the back of increased adoption of cloud services,

KPMG International and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, plan to form a global alliance to provide digital transformation to businesses of all sizes and across multiple industries initially in Asia-Pacific and Europe. The alliance, announced at Alibaba’s largest global customer and partner event, the Computing Conference

Alibaba A.I. Labs is launching service robots for the hospitality sector starting in October. The autonomous robots will perform some of the functions of hotel staff and guests will be able to control the bots through voice commands, according to Alibaba. The news was made at The Computing Conference 2018 in

Alibaba Group revealed some of the retail technology it is pitching to Australian businesses in Sydney today at its E-Commerce Expo. The Chinese giant is attempting to entice more Australian brands into the lucrative Chinese market through its wide-reaching ecommerce platforms and retail technology, while also attempting to drive the uptake

China’s middle class is already around the size of the entire population of the USA and Australia combined. Even more remarkable, is the fact China’s middle class is expected to double by the end of the decade. For local ecommerce merchants, the opportunity is huge. Australian retailers will get the

Over one million convenience stores in China, around one-sixth of the total market, are now using Alibaba’s LST platform (Ling Shou Tong) to help manage their operations. LST is designed to help these small scale ma and pa stores by providing a platform where operators can crunch sales and operations

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has revealed its succession plan; Jack Ma will step down as executive chairman of the company he founded in 1999 one year from today. Ma made the announcement today, his 54th birthday, in a letter to Alibaba’s customers, employees and shareholders. Alibaba’s CEO Daniel Zhang will

Alibaba Group’s revenue grew 61 per cent for the June Quarter, year-on-year, on the back of strong growth in cloud computing, digital media and innovation activities, according to financial results released today.  The revenue growth is better than expected but quarterly income fell short, plummeting more than 40 per cent

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is partnering with Starbucks to deliver coffee in China as part of a pilot program launching in September. The trial is part of a wider strategic deal between the two global companies and will involve businesses across Alibaba’s ecosystem including delivery service Ele.me, supermarket Hema, payment