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JD.com, Thai retailer Central Group form $500 million e-commerce JV

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - JD.com Inc and top Thai retailer Central Group will form a $500 million joint venture in e-commerce and financial technology, the companies said, as China's second biggest e-commerce company seeks to boost its presence in Southeast Asia.The tie-up will help JD.com expand its overseas business beyond Indonesia to take on rivals Alibaba Group Holding and Amazon in Southeast Asia, where they are ramping up services such as quick delivery in Singapore.Each company will contribute $250 million to the venture. "Working with Thailand's strongest retail conglomerate, with a ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 10:51 IST
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