China

Wechat

Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent is targeting Australian and New Zealand marketing budgets, offering a suite of digital advertising tools to reach mainland Chinese consumers.  Ian Chan, Head of Business Development, Tencent International Business Group, a division under Tencent Holdings Limited which is responsible for expanding business such as its cloud

Alipay

Australians visiting China will now be able to use Alipay, the popular Chinese digital payment platform, during their trip. Alipay has today announced that for the first time ever, international visitors to the Chinese mainland can now access and use Alipay, the mobile payment and lifestyle platform used by more

The world’s largest online sale is expected to be even bigger this year, and the company behind it wants to make it more environmentally friendly.  Preparations are underway for Alibaba’s 11.11 sale, also known as Singles’ Day. First held in 2009, 11.11 has now grown into weeks of discounts and

NAB Alipay

Overall transaction volume on Alipay increased 25 per cent in Australia during Golden Week – a week-long national holiday in China – compared to last year’s corresponding week. The growth was riven by strong growth in the luxury retail sector, and solid performances by airport and duty-free stores, pharmacies, and

Chemist Warehouse has renewed its strategic collaboration with Alibaba Group’s cross-border business-to-consumer marketplace Tmall Global for an additional two years. The Australian retailer expects to significantly broaden its presence within the Alibaba ecosystem through this strategic partnership with Tmall Global to grow its market share across both China and Southeast

Alibaba Group and SAP announced that SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform are now available on Alibaba Cloud in China. Chinese enterprises can now easily adopt SAP’s world-leading enterprise cloud solutions on the powerful Alibaba Cloud infrastructure. The strategic partnership between the two technology leaders provides seamless integration of

Some of the first Australian businesses to enter the Chinese market through the Alibaba ecosystem are behind a new program to help Australian food and beverage companies take advantage of the cross border ecommerce opportunity. eCargo has launched the Cross-Border Ecommerce (CBEC) Growth program to minimise the risk for FMCG

Five more Australian brands have signed up to Chinese ecommerce platform Aomaijia, offering them access to 30 million potential customers in China. Last week Sukin, Kids Smart, Nestle Australia, b.box and Tasman Ugg joined a number of other Australian brands such as Swisse, Blackmores, Devondale, Bellamy’s and a2 Milk which

China

Nine leading financial technology (fintech) companies have been selected for the sixth annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week mentorship program created by Accenture. This year’s program set a record for applications, with submissions from more than 170 companies. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Leveraging AI, RegTech, blockchain

Alibaba, Salesforce

Salesforce is ramping up its presence in the Chinese market, signing an exclusive sales agreement with internet giant Alibaba. As part of the partnership announced today, Alibaba will become the exclusive provider of Salesforce to customers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. And Salesforce will become the exclusive