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Trump Threatens Huge Fine; Arrested Former CIA Agent Not The PRC Mole?; PRC Overseas Direct Investment Dropped In 2017; People's Daily Manifesto On Seizing "The Historic Opportunity"; Marriott's Rectification Prostration

44m nb.sinocism
Happy Thursday, thanks for your patience this week. I still think the biggest China news over the last few days has been the People's Daily "manifesto" article on Monday, in spite of all the focus on spies and GDP. More below, and in tomorrow's Axios China newsletter.  (117-0)

Concerns Are Building for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Stock

2h investorplace
As impressive as the 2017 performance by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was, it’s important to remember that last year’s gains were an anomaly relative to the long-term pattern of Alibaba stock. BABA stock really didn’t move for about two and a half years after its 2014 IPO. (206-1)

Momo Inc Stock Is the Cheapest Way to Play China’s Internet Boom

4h investorplace
Here’s the thing about Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO): it’s just like all those red-hot Chinese internet stocks, but MOMO stock is much, much cheaper. (130-1)

Shanghai metro adopts QR mobile payments as it goes cashless

4h scmp
QR code readers are being installed at all the 389 metro stations, and passengers can pay their tickets via Alipay or China UnionPay simply by scanning the QR code after downloading the metro’s mobile app (78-0)

Hong Kong fund managers seek more protection for minority investors under dual-class listings regime

5h scmp
Some of the world’s largest investment fund managers urged the Hong Kong stock exchange operator, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), to introduce more safeguards for protecting minority investors’ interests when the bourse allows multiple class shareholding technology companies to list from June, in a seminar on Thursday. (78-0)

JD.com to invest 20bn yuan to help revive China’s rust belt

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Smaller cities and rural areas, home to half of China’s population, represent huge untapped potential for e-commerce companies like JD.com and Alibaba (78-0)

Li Ka-shing gets US$5.7b richer last year, retains Forbes uber-rich crown

10h scmp
The top 50 richest individuals in Asia saw their combined wealth rise by 24 per cent to US$307 billion in 2017, according to the Forbes Asia 50 Rich List (78-0)

Venture capital could produce the next Jack Ma or Pony Ma in Southeast Asia, says MindWorks

14h scmp
Big opportunities abound in Southeast Asia for internet-savvy investors to nurture the growth of a new generation of technology entrepreneurs who can become the “Jack Ma and Pony Ma” of the region, according to venture capital firm MindWorks Ventures. (81-0)

Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL) to Commission 3 Subsea Cables in 2019

20h investorplace
Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google division recently announced that it will be commissioning three new intercontinental cables — Curie, Havfrue and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G) — in 2019. (215-0)

Disrupting The IPO Market: The Spotify Effect

23h seekingalpha
Spotify is the first company of its size to propose going public through a DPO rather than an IPO. (427-3)

JD.com Invests in Tiki.vn, Boosts Southeast Asia Presence

2018-01-17 zacks
Chinese e-Commerce company, JD.com Inc. (JD - Free Report) has agreed to invest in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn. (198-0)

Wednesday’s Vital Data: Bank of America Corp (BAC), General Electric Company (GE) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) | InvestorPlace

2018-01-17 investorplace
U.S. stock futures are pointing toward triple-digit gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the open this morning, as traders zero in on corporate earnings. Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) headlines this morning’s reports, with Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) and Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) also on tap. (224-0)

Alibaba's Taobao Back on the List of Most Notorious Markets

2018-01-16 zacks
Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s (BABA - Free Report) Taobao was recently put on United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) annual list of world’s most “notorious markets”, for the second consecutive year, along with 24 other online markets and 18 physical markets. (177-0)

Top Performing ETFs to Keep Watching in 2018 | InvestorPlace

2018-01-16 investorplace
With the market roaring again to new all-time highs, it might be worth looking at the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that sat atop the crowd last year to see if they might repeat that performance in 2018. I want to distinguish between the top performing ETFs and the top performing investments, however. (113-0)

Bets on falling volatility now ‘most crowded trade’: fund managers - MarketWatch

2018-01-16 marketwatch
Global investors are betting on a continued rise in equities, are unhedged, and look for the bull market in stocks to continue until 2019, according to the latest monthly survey of global fund managers conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (292-0)

Stock Research Report

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Cayman Islands holding company established under the Companies Law of the Cayman Islands (as amended) on June 28, 1999, and the company conduct its business in China through its subsidiaries and variable interest entities. The company's ADSs are listed on the NYSE under the symbol "BABA."

The company's significant subsidiaries, as that term is defined under Section 1-02 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act, include the following entities:

  • Taobao Holding Limited, an exempted company incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the Cayman Islands, which is its wholly-owned subsidiary and the indirect holding company of the PRC subsidiaries relating to Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.
  • Taobao China Holding Limited, a Hong Kong limited liability company, which is the direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Taobao Holding Limited and the direct holding company of the PRC subsidiaries relating to Taobao Marketplace and Tmall and operating en...
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