Robyn Mak joined Reuters Breakingviews in 2013. Previously, she was a Research Associate for the Global Policy Programs at the Asia Society in New York where she focused on US-Iran relations, US-Myanmar relations and sustainability issues in Asia. She has also worked as a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC and interned at several consulting firms, including the Albright Stonebridge Group. She holds a masters degree in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University.
Getting bigger enabled the $40 bln Chinese company to cut its operating loss by charging restaurants for ads and fees to tote meals. Intensifying competition with Alibaba, however, will eat into cash. Uber can expect similar trouble as it squares off with Amazon-backed Deliveroo.
The Chinese telecom group led by Ren Zhengfei may have lost access to Google's apps and services. This setback hits as $34 bln Xiaomi offset fewer total handset shipments last quarter by selling pricier models. It would further benefit from a weaker Huawei in Europe and beyond.
The $432 bln tech giant has offered investors a peek into its mobile money arm. It is accelerating into payments and wealth management, catching up with the Alibaba founder’s Ant Financial. Ma’s aggressive expansion rankled bank regulators. Tencent would be wise to stay low-key.