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Chinese Ecommerce Market Pegged at $1.7 Trillion by 2020

| Mike O'Brien

Despite some forecasts projecting a slowdown in ecommerce in China, a new report from Goldman Sachs sees the world’s largest online market continuing to boom over the next four years. The report pegged Chinese ecommerce sales at $750 billion in 2016 sales, coming from 460 million online shoppers, and projects a CAGR of 23% through 2020 – nearly triple the rate of offline sales. See what categories and companies are leading.

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Alibaba Group and New Zealand Government Form Trade Alliance

| MCM Staff

Alibaba Group, an online and mobile marketplace, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize discussions for strengthening trade between China and New Zealand and support the growth of New Zealand brands in China. See what this means for the marketplace and how it will impact New Zealand and China.

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Alibaba Says It Has Addressed Online Security Vulnerability

| Mike O'Brien

Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm in late October found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language ecommerce site.

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Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B

| Mike O'Brien

While Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day 2014 – 11.11 – the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, up 62% from 2013, the global phenomenon has yet to make a significant impact in the U.S.

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New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China

| Daniela Forte

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency settlement capability with overseas delivery solutions from China Smart Logistics Network. It offers retailers access to e-marketing options from Chinese online ad network Alimama.

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Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With

| Mike O'Brien

Concerning Alibaba’s global aspirations, the company has struck deals in 2014 with the French and Italian governments aimed at fostering ecommerce growth for merchants from those countries selling on Tmall, including providing them with enrollment support, online marketing and customer service support.