Opinion  /  Published 28.04.19

In the footsteps of the Swedes

Sir — Sweden, the country where the plastic bag was invented, has taken great strides in making up for its contribution to global warming. First, it started ‘flygskam’ or shaming frequent fliers...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 18.05.20

Jack Ma quits bank’s board

SoftBank Group on Monday said that Jack Ma, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has resigned from its board, an announcement that came as the Japanese company said it was preparing to ...
By Ben Dooley in New York

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.19

What it means to work '996' in China

There is a new code for the punishing work schedule that information technology companies here expect their employees to work — ‘996’. It means ‘9 am to 9 pm, six days a week’. These have be...
By Neha Sahay

Business  /  Published 12.10.18

Alibaba eyes small stake in Spencer’s

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in exploratory talks with Spencer’s to pick up a minority stake in the food and grocery retail chain.The Jack Ma-promoted company joins the list of global players...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

World  /  Published 10.09.19

Jack Ma steps down as Alibaba chairman

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, who helped launch China's online retailing boom, stepped down as chairman of the world's biggest e-commerce company on Tuesday at a time when its fast-changing industry ...
By AP in Beijing


Business  /  Published 13.12.19

Paytm raises $660 million

One97 Communications (OCL), the parent company of Paytm, has raised over $660 million (around Rs 4,724 crore) from investors, including Alibaba’s Alipay and funds managed by T Rowe Price, regulatory...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

World  /  Published 22.08.19

Alibaba postpones Hong Kong listing

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has postponed plans to list its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to two people briefed on the matter, as protests continue to rock the Asian fin...
By Michael J. de la Merced and Alexandra Stevenson/New York Times News Service in London


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