Shanghai-listed Bailian Group to Establish E-Commerce Platform for Commodity Trading

An online e-commerce platform for commodity trading that aspires to become an internet-based information and transaction hub with a trillion-yuan ($151 billion) in target was established in Shanghai on Tuesday [19 December 2017], making it one of the first to offer customized real time information services for the trade. The platform, Shanghai Bailian Commodity E-commerce

Carrefour China at a Crossroads After Alibaba Invests in Sun Art Retail Group

A partnership between French retailer Auchan and internet giant Alibaba could push Carrefour further behind in China and could even persuade its new boss to pull out of the country. Alexandre Bompard took the helm at Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer behind Walmart, in July; on Jan 23, 2018, he will unveil his turnaround plan