Walmart seeks to avoid China-like missteps in India with Flipkart deal

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In China, Walmart initially bought an unprofitable, second-tier online marketplace, then exchanged it five years later for a stake in JD.com, the number-two player behind market leader Alibaba Group.

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SoftBank-backed WeWork rushes to debt market as it chases big plans with little cash

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The company becomes the latest high-flying tech company with grand plans, but scant real cash flow, asking lenders to pony up money.


Walmart-Flipkart deal to boost Indian e-commerce, says Amazon’s country head

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If Walmart were to become a Flipkart investor, it will boost the e-commerce market in the country, said Agarwal.


Japan’s new home-sharing rules may stifle Airbnb, others

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The private temporary lodging law limits home-sharing to 180 days a year, a cap some hosts say makes it difficult to turn a profit.


Australian regulator to probe Uber Eats’ contracts with restaurants

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Restaurateurs were disgruntled with contract terms they said left them, and not Uber, responsible for late deliveries despite being charged by Uber for the service.


Here’s why there is a lot riding on the Walmart-Flipkart-Amazon love triangle

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Could Walmart be trying to stay alive in a “one planet, one e-commerce” model of Amazon? The answer to this question may be the key to the unfolding Flipkart acquisition saga.


Indonesia’s Go-Jek eyes Philippine expansion, to meet transport regulator

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Go-Jek executives have requested for a meeting with the regulator next week, Aileen Lizada, a board member at the transport regulator, said.


Former Lazada Vietnam alumni’s startup Intrepid closes $2m round

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Intrepid said the latest funding round was led by a group of Swedish family offices and will primarily be used for rapid expansion across the region.


Alibaba invests $717.2m in rural e-commerce platform Huitongda

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The two companies plan to work together in the areas of supply chain, warehousing, logistics and technologies. Huitongda will also be able to leverage Alibaba’s cloud platform and logistics solutions.


Amazon fastest growing marketplace in India: Jeff Bezos

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The latest shareholder letter from Jeff Bezos shows India remains Amazon’s most important international market, one where it’s locked in a fierce battle with Flipkart