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Alibaba gives crash course on government relations

It’s complicated<p>Alibaba is teaching its shareholders a useful lesson about Chinese business: there’s no such thing as having a good relationship with …

China

Yahoo’s Alibaba spinoff gives Mayer one more year

Spinning the story<p>It may have been the easiest activist case ever made. Yahoo is to offload its $40 billion stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba …

Advertising

Europe’s tech hits outrun local venture capital

Venturing forth<p>Britain’s Shazam touts a $1 bln valuation and TransferWise has raised $58 mln. Big sums flowing into European tech are great for a …

Venture Capital

Say "ni hao" to Jack Ma’s Amazon-style volatility

Ma’s kitchen<p>Jack Ma is a force of nature, and he pushes Alibaba in unexpected directions. Like counterpart Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Ma has built online …

Jeff Bezos

Apple shines as Cook dishes up Chinese feast

A for Apple<p>Apple shined last quarter as boss Tim Cook dished up a Chinese feast. The technology giant overcame a strong dollar and stiff competition …

Apple Pay

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella needs a better OS

Stopped digging<p>Microsoft’s Satya Nadella needs a better operating system. The software giant’s chief executive had a simple plan for his first year …

Satya Nadella

Facebook investment largesse manageable – for now

One speed<p>Facebook’s investment largesse looks manageable – for now. Boss Mark Zuckerberg has splashed out so much on new projects that his company’s …

Mark Zuckerberg

Google and Amazon glimpse big-spending futures

Here on Earth<p>The search giant reported mediocre Q4 results due to high outlays. The online shopping firm did better but also shelled out hefty sums. …

Amazon

Breakingviews: Scotland - Nation or State?

With just one week to go until a referendum on Scottish independence the choice is clear: to remain part of the UK or to go it alone and face the …

Scottish Independence

UK breakup: market panic need not entail crisis

Disunited Kingdom<p>British financial assets will face a rough ride if Scotland secedes. But market pandemonium is extremely unlikely to lead to a real …

Economics

London can devolve only so much power to Edinburgh

Tax and rend<p>The UK government is getting desperate. Polls ahead of Scotland’s landmark vote on secession from the United Kingdom suggest those who …

United Kingdom

Scottish bank exodus would create new headache

Going south<p>For a newly independent Scotland, the departure of Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland could avoid one financial instability …

Scotland

London can devolve only so much power to Edinburgh

Tax and rend<p>The UK government is getting desperate. Polls ahead of Scotland’s landmark vote on secession from the United Kingdom suggest those who …

United Kingdom

UK breakup: market panic need not entail crisis

Disunited Kingdom<p>British financial assets will face a rough ride if Scotland secedes. But market pandemonium is extremely unlikely to lead to a real …

Economics

Hugo Dixon: Brexit risks have shot up

Scoxit = Brexit<p>Brexit risks have shot up in the past few weeks. The chance of Britain exiting the European Union by the end of the decade is now …

United Kingdom

Sterling fall shows rational alarm over Scotland

Merited punishment<p>The market is not too negative about the pound. The fall of sterling – down 6 percent against the dollar since July 15 and by 2 …

United Kingdom

Currency still weak point of independent Scotland

Plan Bs<p>Currency is still the Achilles heel for Scottish pro-independence campaigners. Alex Salmond, the leader of the pro-secession cause, used a …

United Kingdom