China’s Direct Investment on Countries along the Belt and Road Exceeded $90 Billion
It is reported that, from 2013 to 2018, Chinese enterprises’ direct investment on countries along the Belt and Road exceeded $90 billion, with an average annual growth rate of 5.2 percent. The new contract amounts concerning overseas contracted engineering projects signed with countries along the Belt and Road exceeded $600 billion, with an average annual growth rate of 11.9 percent. According to the data released by the Ministry of Commerce, as of now, Chinese enterprises have built a number of oversea economic trade and cooperative zones in countries along the Belt and Road, with more than $30 billion of cumulative gross investment, serving as the local crucial platforms for economic growth and industrial agglomeration and stimulating nearly 300,000 payrolls of host nations.
Cross-border Payment Transaction Amount in 2018 Exceeded ¥490 Billion
ENNEWS.COM has reported that, according to the data released by the Payment & Clearing Association of China, the domestic third party payment agencies’ amounts on cross-border Internet transactions exceeded ¥490 billion in 2018, rising about 55% from a year earlier.
Some analysts said, along with the future sustainable development of cross-border e-commerce, tourism, studying abroad and other industries, the cross-border payment scale of Chinese third party payment agencies bade fair to further growth.
Cross-border Receivables GMV of LianLian Pay in 2018 Rose 1242% on a Year-on-Year Basis
Recently, the cross-border receivables GMV of LianLian Pay in 2018 rose 1242% from a year earlier, and the active shops increased by 682%.
According to 2019 China Cross-Border E-Commerce Financial Service Ecological Research Report issued by Ebrun Research Institute, the brand penetration growth of LianLian Pay cross-border in 2018 reached 35.9%, and the proportion of LianLian Pay in the third party receivables tool brand penetration was 52.7%, ranking first in the industry in relation to brand penetration and growth. It is reported that, in addition to supporting Amazon, eBay, Wish and other global mainstream e-commerce platforms, LianLian Pay reached into the niche and emerging e-commerce market.
SINOSURE Signed a “the Belt and Road” Cooperation Agreement with Standard Chartered
On April 24, China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation and Standard Chartered signed Deepening Comprehensive Cooperation and Serving “the Belt and Road” Construction Cooperation Agreement, uniting efforts to provide co-constructing “the Belt and Road” with high-quality financial support. In accordance with the agreement, both sides would carry out financing business cooperation under credit insurance conditions positively, so as to provide enterprises with “insurance + financing” comprehensive financial service support, covering financing and other contents under mid-and-long term export credit insurance business conditions which included but not limited to project loan, consortium loan, trade financing and other financing methods.
日前，德国邮政集团100%持股的敦豪国际（DHL）推出了一款名为DHL Africa eShop的电商APP，为非洲消费者提供来自英国和美国的零售商品。据悉，目前该APP已经接入了超200家英美零售商，包括亚马逊英国站、亚马逊美国站、Apple、GAP、6PM，类目涵盖时尚、服装、鞋包、美妆、家居、书籍等。
DHL to Lay Out E-Commerce to Access to the African Market with Brand
Recently, DHL, whose shares were held by Deutsche Post completely, released an e-commerce APP called DHL Africa eShop, in order to provide African consumers with retail commodities from UK and USA. By report, this APP has joined up more than 200 British and American retailers, including Amazon British site, Amazon American site, Apple, GAP and 6PM with various categories, such as fashion, costume, shoes & bags, cosmetics, home furnishing, books and so forth.
DHL African eShop APP will provide African customers and brand interconnection with convenient and fast access rights. It is not difficult to determine that eShop is more likely to be a technical interface to connect African customers and global retailers.
eBay 计划领投 Paytm Mall 1.6-1.7亿美元战略投资。
这是 eBay 对印度电商公司的第三次投资，之前两笔是对 Snapdeal 和 Flipkart 的投资。该笔交易有可能在下个月宣布。Paytm 创始人去年12月获得董事会同意，引进新的战略投资者，背后原因或在于 Paytm 预感可能不会获得来自阿里和软银的新资金。去年，在沃尔玛收购 Flipkart 时，eBay 曾以11亿美元的价格卖掉了手中6.55%的 Flipkart 的股份。
eBay to Plan to Lead $160-170 Million Strategic Investment on Paytm Mall
This is eBay’s third investment on an Indian e-commerce company, and the two preceding investments are on Snapdeal and Flipkart. This transaction may be proclaimed in the next month. Obtaining the directorate’s consent last December, the founder of Paytm will absorb a new strategic investor, the underlying reason of which might lie in that Paytm anticipates it will not obtain the new funds from Alibaba.com and SBCVC. Last year, when Walmart acquiring Flipkart, eBay has sold its own 6.55% of Flipkart shares at the price of $1.1 Billion.
eBay Issued 2019 Q1 Results: $2.6 Billion in Revenues and $22.6 Billion in GMV
On April 23, eBay achieved first-quarter revenues of $2.6 billion as of March 31, 2019, rising 2% from a year earlier, and the major growth driving power came from the GMV of $22.6 billion.
In the first quarter, eBay’s net profit of continuing operations was $521 million based on US GAAP. The first-quarter active buyers on various eBay-owned platforms increased by 4%, and the total global active buyer amount reached $180 million. Marketplace platform, owned by eBay, reached $2.2 billion in revenues and $21.6 billion in GMV; StubHub platform reached $230 million in revenues and $1 billion in GMV; Classifieds platform reached $256 million in revenues.
The Northern European E-Commerce Industry Value in 2018 Reached €21.87 Billion
According to the reported data released by European E-Commerce News Site, the e-commerce industry value in Northern European countries reached €21.87 billion by 2018. This biggest share of online turnover was from Sweden, which was the country possessing the most online shopping people in Northern Europe. According to the survey, 61% of Nordics purchased commodities online in 2018, and the most popular online shopping product categories, in turn, were apparel and footwear (36%), consumer electronics (25%), media (25%) and beauty and health (22%).
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