Episode 3: Amazon’s warehouse headache, Ant Group stays coy on IPO

Show notes

As consumers return to physical stores, Amazon now has too many warehouses and not enough orders. With Walmart turning up the heat with its vast network of stores that can fulfill online orders faster and more efficiently, can Amazon stage a comeback?

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com saw more muted sales during its 618 mega shopping festival as compared to livestreaming platforms like TikTok and Kuaishou. What’s the outlook for traditional e-commerce platforms as livestreaming gains more popularity?

Lastly, is it time to buy Chinese stocks? China’s central bank has reportedly accepted Ant Group’s application for a financial holding company. This could potentially points towards an end to China’s regulatory crackdowns on tech companies.

Host: Yasminne Cheng, Class 95 DJ

Episode guest: Grace Cheng, Director of Investment Research, Syfe

Producer: Eliezer Toh

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