eCommerce

Recap: The Global Trade Situation with Ambassador Carla Hills

Trade issues today are perhaps hotter and more controversial than they have been in a generation. The Trump Administration has claimed that the U.S. is being treated unfairly in foreign markets and has either put in place or proposed a handful of contentious policies that could have a lasting impact on global business activities and…

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These Are Germany’s 4 Billion Dollar Startups

When it comes to thinking about so-called “unicorn” startups – those that are valued at $1 billion or more – two countries come to mind: America and China. America, of course, gave the world Uber, AirBNB, SpaceX, and WeWork: companies so embedded in the news and mass media that most in the west hardly think…

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The Top 10 Countries In The $2 Trillion Global ECommerce Market

ECommerce has been called “the great equalizer” and with good reason: nearly 3 billion people have access to the internet, with another 3 to 4 billion expected to be online by 2020. Moreover, it’s global: increased shipping speeds, ease of payment, lower overhead, and competitive pricing have led consumers and retailers to start buying and selling…

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Alibaba Poised To Invest $500M Into Tokopedia As Indonesian Ecommerce Swells

If the rumors are true, Chinese titan Alibaba Group may be preparing to invest $500 million in Indonesia’s largest online retailer, PT Tokopedia. According to Indonesia Investments, this expansion of Alibaba’s holdings in ASEAN – which include last year’s acquisition of a $1 billion, 83 percent stake in Singapore e-commerce platform Lazada Group SA – underscores…

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Jeff Bezos And Indian Prime Minister Express High Hopes For Eastern Ecommerce

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to Twitter yesterday to express confidence in the company’s growing relationship with India after a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and vowing to continue investing in its growing ecommerce mega-market. Terrific meeting with @narendramodi. Always impressed, energized by optimism and invention in India. Excited to keep investing and…

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