SINGAPORE (Sept 17): “Alibaba was never about Jack Ma, but Jack Ma will forever belong to Alibaba” — Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding in his letter to his staff

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1 Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director Ravi Menon is confident of the prospects of Asian emerging markets (EMs), compared with their peers elsewhere. This is due to their robust economic growth, low inflation and high reserve levels, in his view. “It goes back to fundamentals. Growth is good, inflation is low, buffers are strong,” Menon said at a Milken Institute conference on Sept 13.

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