Considerable Belgian interest in Alibaba IPO | RetailDetail

Considerable Belgian interest in Alibaba IPO

Considerable Belgian interest in Alibaba IPO

Investors from all over the world are focusing on Alibaba's IPO and that also includes several Belgian investors. It is highly unlikely small investors will be able to get any shares though.

Popular share


Alibaba's price evaluation may seem high and was increased only recently, but it is still a highly coveted share, as the company is still cheaper than similar companies. Not only that, Alibaba has been around for quite a while and is therefore a sound investment.


According to, the share attracts a huge amount of interest, with more than 10 times more orders than usual. In the end, Alibaba decides who gets shares, so it may be that no one in Belgium actually gets a part of the Chinese company.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors

German Otto Group continues to soar


German online company Otto Group saw its turnover grow 10.9 % to 7.76 billion euro in the past fiscal year. The former mail order company will continue to invest in start-ups and technology.

Decent profit increase for


Chinese online retailer has grown strongly in 2017: turnover grew nearly 50 % and it was profitable again. The company also expects to exceed a 30 % growth pace in 2018’s first quarter.

Rakuten ditches Priceminister brand


Rakuten has decided to get rid of its French brand Priceminister and absorb it into Rakuten, similar to what it did tot British acquires Eastern European competitors


Fast food supplier acquired its Bulgarian competitor BGmenu and its Romanian competitor Oliviera in yet another step towards its goal of being the European market leader.

Colruyt joins PostNL's grocery service


The mailman will deliver groceries every two weeks from now on: PostNL will collaborate with new grocery service Stockon in the Netherlands. A remarkable fact is that its private label brands are Boni, which is Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt’s private label.

Strong growth for Chinese e-commerce once again


There was another strong increase in the Chinese online market last year: compared to 2016, it achieved an astonishing 32 % growth. In that regard, China is performing exceptionally online.

Back to top