Can Lazada beat Amazon in ASEAN?

Lazada has not made a profit since 2013. Could Alibaba’s recent investments of US$2 billion turn the platform’s fortunes round?

Battle of the e-commerce giants: Amazon comes to ASEAN

Retailing giant Amazon will arrive in southeast Asia in 2017 as it opens a Singapore operation. However, existing e-commerce firms are in the process of pulling out of the region in the face of huge losses, poor infrastructure and pervasive logistics challenges.