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China's Tencent to lead US$863m investment in online retailer

Move to invest in apparel platform Vipshop Holdings ups its rivalry in retail with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

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App of the Chinese discount online retailer Vipshop Holdings Ltd. Tencent will invest US$604 million in exchange for a 7 per cent stake in Vipshop, while e-commerce firm JD.com Inc will invest US$259 million for a stake of 5.5 per cent.

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CHINESE Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Monday it would lead an US$863 million investment in apparel platform Vipshop Holdings Ltd , upping its rivalry in retail with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Tencent will invest US$604 million in exchange for a 7 per cent...

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