Chinese Shoppers Set to Become World Leaders Online

Source: Reuters

SHANGHAI, China — China's e-commerce market is expected to leapfrog that of the United States this year to become the world's largest by total customer spending, management consultancy firm Bain & Company says, and could account for half of all Chinese retail spending within a decade.

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How the Trampery is Adapting the Tech Sector’s Shared Workspace Formula For Fashion

Inside the Trampery London Fields | Source: The Trampery

As the Trampery, a shared workspace enterprise, opens its third location in the northeast London neighbourhood of London Fields, BoF spoke with founder Charles Armstrong and operations manager Ben Pickering to learn how the new hub aims to galvanise one of Europe’s most fertile fashion frontiers: Hackney.

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Alibaba Duels With Tencent for Dominance in China Online Market

Alibaba Headquarters | Source: Reuters

BEIJING, China — Two of China’s richest men are intensifying their rivalry over the world’s biggest Internet market. Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the country's largest e-commerce company, on Aug. 1 said it blocked Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat to sellers. Four days later, billionaire Pony Ma’s Tencent introduced online payment features to mainland China users of its WhatsApp-like chat software.

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