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Alibaba buys Pakistani online retailer Daraz

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11-May-18 Alibaba has bought Pakistani e-commerce firm Daraz, as it looks to increase its presence in South Asia. Daraz, founded in 2012, is backed by tech incubator Rocket Internet and operates in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan. [image: Shutterstock / Retail In Asia]

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Jumia sets its sights on an expanding Egyptian e-commerce market

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07-May-18 Africa’s leading online shopping platform, Jumia, wants tenfold growth in revenue from Egypt. Jumia Egypt’s chief executive, Hesham Safwat, says he's urging the government to regulate informal retailers by offering them tax incentives when they market their goods online. [image: Bloomberg News]

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Cross-border is becoming a reflex for e-shoppers

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07-May-18 E-commerce is set to account for 14.6% of global retail sales by 2020. China will lead the way and around the world shoppers who shop from international retailers benefit from better prices and greater access to products. [image: Lengow / IMRG]

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Emerging markets will transform e-commerce

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07-May-18 Emerging markets are essential for e-commerce growth, as retailers in developed markets may soon reach saturation in terms of consumer growth. E-commerce penetration rates in these areas hover between 2% and 6%, presenting a huge opportunity for future growth. [image: Shutterstock / Retail In Asia]

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