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Business 28 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM to announce share price ahead of Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG (AP): E-commerce portal, one of China's fastest-growing technology companies, was set to announce Saturday the price of its eagerly awaited initial public offering.

Business 06 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Alibaba stock slides over 6%

Shares in China's top e-commerce firm,, slid more than 6% yesterday after the world's biggest software maker Microsoft dropped a bid for Yahoo, Alibaba's key investor.

World 15 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Chinese open hearts, wallets for quake victims

BEIJING (Reuters) - Xiao Bi queued for over an hour on Thursday hoping to donate blood for victims of China's earthquake, but with throngs of others doing the same, he eventually gave up and decided to return the next day.

Business 21 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Microsoft wants to buy Yahoo search business

Microsoft Corp has proposed to buy Yahoo Inc's search business and take a minority stake in the web pioneer, stopping short of a full-out merger, a person familiar with the discussions said on Monday.

Business 05 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Foreign news in brief

Briefs on: Alibaba sees rising sales from local traders, UBS expects fee income to take a hit, Bridgestone profit falls on higher material costs and Saudi cuts oil supply to comply with curbs

Business 02 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Insight into e-market

Alibaba - Review by SHARIDAN M.ALI

Business 16 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo sells China’s shares

HONG KONG/SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc is selling its 1.14% stake in Chinese Internet marketplace for about US$150mil, nearly two years after the company went public.

Business 24 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo expects to grow Asia business, market share

SEOUL: Yahoo Inc expects its business in Asia to grow in the coming year and to increase its market share if the overall economy continues to recover, a senior executive said yesterday.

World 13 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Google's China retreat resets expansion plans

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc delighted free-speech advocates as it threatened to pull out of China over censorship and cyber attacks, but the move upends one of the company's most important growth initiatives.

Business 14 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Google's Gmail adds security after China hacking

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California: Google is tightening the security of its free e-mail service to combat computer hackers like the ones that recently targeted it in noshade size=-1 width=50%>