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Alibaba leaves Asian listed firms behind in market value

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China’s e-commerce giant ’s market value has surpassed all other Asian listed firms, totalling over $266 billion, official media reported today.

Alibaba leaves Asian listed firms behind in market value
The world's largest e-commerce platform closed at 4.64 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on Saturday, totalling over 6 billion

The world’s largest e-commerce platform closed at $104.64 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on Saturday, totalling over $266 billion, the highest market capitalisation of any Asian listed firm, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Rallying share prices due to booming business and outstanding financial performance have seen Internet companies catching up with traditional sectors.

Another Chinese internet company, Tencent, topped the Asian listed-firms market capitalisation earlier this month.

Alibaba reported stellar growth in the second quarter of this year, with revenue rising about 59 per cent year on year, the strongest rise since its IPO two years ago. In addition to its e-commerce business, Alibaba is hoping for momentum in its financial, cloud computing and logistics services over the next decade, the report said.