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Exclusive: Alibaba in talks on stake in China operations of Germany's Metro - sources

1 day ago   |   By Reuters

Chinese E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks with Germany's Metro about taking a stake in the German retailer's China operations, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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Jack Ma's Ant Financial makes first major move into the UK with WorldFirst deal

Jack Ma's Ant Financial makes first major move into the UK with WorldFirst deal

1 day ago   |   By Telegraph


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Alibaba's Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M

Alibaba's Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M

1 day ago   |   By TechCrunch

Ant Financial, the financial services giant affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made its first big move into Europe. It's acquired London-headquartered payments company WorldFirst in a deal that sources tell us is valued at around $700 million.
(That would line up with multiple reports from December claiming the two were in talks for an acquisition of around £550 million, or $717 million at current exchange rates.)
This isn't your average multi-hundred million dollar acquisition. The deal was confirmed by WorldFirst in a note to customers while Alibaba, which curiously...
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