Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and Baring Private Equity Asia have paid $400 million to buy 5.5 per cent stake in The CrownX, retail unit of Vietnamese conglomerate Masan.
Two e-commerce giants Amazon and Alibaba are prompting significant moves to dominate Vietnam and Southeast Asia market.
Spending over $5.1 million to buy Vietnamese online retailer Tiki's shares, VNG now holds a 29 per cent stake, eight per cent higher than that of the second shareholder JD.com.
Accumulated losses from leading e-commerce websites such as Lazada, Tiki, Shopee or Sendo are on the sharp rise, mainly due to the high sales expenses and in some cases, high management expenses.
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