Alibaba needs to look for growth beyond China and Southeast Asia in a ‘bipolar world for technology’

  • Chinese tech giant Alibaba needs to look beyond China and Southeast Asia in order to sustain current levels of growth, according to Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson
  • Most of Alibaba’s revenue currently comes from its China retail marketplaces that include the Taobao and Tmall shopping platforms as well as its online-to-offline grocery chain.
  • The company’s most notable presence outside China is through Lazada, a Southeast Asian e-commerce platform in which Alibaba owns a majority stake. 



a sign on the side of a building: Attendees pass by an Alibaba.com display at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.


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Attendees pass by an Alibaba.com display at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

SINGAPORE — Chinese tech giant Alibaba needs to look beyond China and Southeast Asia in order to sustain current levels of growth, an analyst said Thursday. 

With more than 750 million active users in China, Alibaba is at a point where it is beginning to hit saturation, according to Gil Luria, director of research at

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