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JD, Lazada face off in Indonesia, Asia's next e-commerce prize

Consultancy McKinsey says just one per cent of retail sales in the country were online by the end of 2016

JD and Alibaba are betting they can apply know-how and delivery skills learned during rapid growth in China. At stake is the future of e-commerce in Indonesia and its rapidly- expanding middle class.


TO FORETELL where Inc is going to expand in Indonesia, follow the smartphone towers.

Wider mobile coverage means more consumers starting to shop online, so the Chinese e-commerce company tracks their construction to decide...