Alibaba Goes Global to Top $5.7 Billion on Singles’ Day

Alibaba headquarters | Source: Reuters

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. turned an obscure Chinese holiday into the country’s biggest shopping event. Now it’s aiming to take the success of Singles’ Day global by tapping foreign brands, including Calvin Klein and Blue Nile Inc.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Launches in Beijing in Next Step of Expansion Plan

Nicholas Kirkwood's store at Shin Kong Place | Source: Nicholas Kirkwood

Today, British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood opens its first own-brand presence in China, in partnership with Beijing department store Shin Kong Place. BoF sat down with the designer and CEO Christopher Suarez to find out how this new ‘jewel in the crown’ fits into a global retail strategy propelled by investment from LVMH.

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Alibaba’s First Earnings to Test Mettle, Investor Enthusiasm

Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou | Source: Reuters

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s first full quarterly report card to Wall Street investors on Tuesday will be scrutinized by the hopeful seeking validation for lofty stock price targets and studied by the few skeptics searching for inauspicious signs.

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