Monday, 24 September 2018

Google to invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce giant JD

SINGAPORE: Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse, part of the US internet giant’s efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including

The two companies described the investment as one piece of a broader partnership that will include the promotion of products on Google’s shopping service. This could help expand beyond its base in China and Southeast Asia and establish a meaningful presence in US and European markets.

Company officials said the agreement initially would not involve any major new Google initiatives in China, where the company’s main services are blocked over its refusal to censor search results in line with local laws.

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