The financial services affiliate of Alibaba launched on Wednesday a system that will use the e-commerce giant's data trove to assess the creditworthiness of Chinese consumers and businesses with little or no history at traditional lenders. Full Story

Chinese actress Zhao Wei buys 9% stake in Alibaba Pictures

Chinese actress Zhao Wei and her husband bought nearly 9.2 percent stake in Alibaba Pictures Group for HK$3.1 billion ($400 million), latest regulatory filing showed. Full Story

Boeing will be first to carry US astronauts to space

Boeing will be the first commercial company to carry a NASA astronaut to space in July 2017 under a contract with the US space agency, followed by its competitor SpaceX, officials said Monday. Full Story

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