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Alibaba.com Whitepaper


How big data offers a competitive edge in cross-border trade.


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Data is changing the way international trade is done – removing trade barriers and obstacles for SMEs while providing both online and offline infrastructure for businesses worldwide.
/ This whitepaper aims to deliver meaningful answers to questions surrounding foreign trade for SMEs /
  • Obstacles facing SMEs entering foreign trade

  • Successful applications of Big Data

  • Creating an ecosystem for safe trade

  • Current and future industry trends

Hear from Industry Experts

Big Data encourages the inclusion of SMEs in the modern ecosystem, giving them access to valuable and necessary sets of information that leads to wise data-driven decisions.

Malee Choklumlerd
Department of International Trade Promotion,
Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

By further extending the credit offerings & system supported by data and technology by ecommerce platforms, SMEs will get new channels of funding and capital, especially those in the rural areas.

Apurva Chandra
Principal Secretary (Industries),
Government of Maharashtra, India

Before large empires and companies monopolised information and knowledge. Now with information barriers falling around the world knowledge is unleashed that SMEs can leverage big data like any big company.

Tim Harcourt
Host of "The Airport Economist" &
JW Nevile Fellow at the UNSW
Business School, Australia

Evolution of big data analytics on the other hand have started generating surrogates which can supplement conventional credit parameters and in turn will augment lending and monitoring capability of banks more profitably.

Sanjay Thakur
National Manager – Product & Strategy,
Small & Medium Enterprise,
Kotak Bank, India