BEIJING, China — A fire in a lingerie factory in southern China on Wednesday killed 11 people, authorities said.
BEIJING, China — Craftsmanship ranks highest among words wealthy Chinese choose to define luxury, according to Mintel, underscoring changing tastes among big spenders.
HONG KONG, China — Every big bank in town wanted a piece of the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd initial public offering, set to be the biggest technology listing ever. So much so that, according to Thomson Reuters data, major banks skipped an estimated $100 million in combined fees they could have made from work for other clients over the past year.
HONG KONG, China — Shares of global sourcing firm Li & Fung Ltd jumped to their highest in more than a year on Friday as investors cheered better-than-expected earnings and focused on a new three-year plan that includes spinning off its brands and licences unit.
BEIJING, China — The China unit of Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest e-commerce company, closed a third-party online store after state media reported that fake cosmetics were being sold.
HONG KONG, China — Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s largest Internet company by market value, posted earnings that missed analyst estimates after boosting its e-commerce and game spending to compete against Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
SHANGHAI, China — Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.
HONG KONG, China — China's central bank demanded on Friday that payments made by scanning a bar code with mobile devices be halted, hitting the payment arms of Internet companies Tencent Holdings Ltd and Alibaba Group Holding, amid concerns over the security of their verification procedures.
HONG KONG, China — JD.com Inc., the Chinese retailing website that filed for a $1.5 billion U.S. initial share sale in January, may kick off its offering in the second quarter, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
HONG KONG, China — Tencent Holdings Ltd., Asia’s largest Internet company, agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce company JD.com for $214.7 million as it steps up its challenge to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
BEIJING, China — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
HONG KONG, China — Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co Ltd climbed 7 percent in its Hong Kong trading debut — a listing aimed at raising its profile in China where it plans to expand aggressively as part of its bid to become the world's top clothing firm.
SHANGHAI, China — As Chinese shoppers get better acquainted with so- called accessible luxury brands, they’re discovering a designer wardrobe doesn’t have to cost them months of pay.