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Jack Ma recently advocated for China's '996' workweek, amid protests from employees criticizing the schedule.

While CEOs like Jack Ma and Elon Musk praise grueling job schedules, employees around the world are demanding shorter workweeks

Here is why Jack Ma's '996' workweek may be harmful for employees, according to research.
Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma.

Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma says it’s a ‘blessing’ for his staff to work gruelling 12-hour shifts, 6 days a week

Jack Ma referred to China's "996" work hours — a 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. workday, six days a week — as being a "blessing" for young workers.
Office Depot and Alibaba's co-branded online store.

Alibaba’s opening an online store with Office Depot, as the 2 companies work to beat out Amazon as a ‘trusted, friendly’ option for ...

Office Depot and Alibaba are launching an online store aimed at American small business owners, as well as collaborating on revamped B2B services.
A man shops at an Office Depot store in New York Oct. 25, 2010.

Office Depot is surging after announcing its teaming up with Alibaba

Office Depot surged 11% Monday morning after the company announced a strategic collaboration with Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce site.
Investor George Soros speaks during a program hosted by the New America Foundation September 13, 2006 in Washington, DC.

Here are George Soros’ biggest investments

George Soros exited holdings in some big tech names in the fourth quarter, including Microsoft, Apple, and Alibaba. The firm also cut its stakes in entertainment-related investments.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell is due to hold a news conference after the FOMC decision on Wednesday.

US stocks set to gain as investors await the first Fed meeting of 2019 and a tech earnings bonanza

Chinese stocks slipped, Europe was mixed, and US futures gained before the Fed decision. Investors are navigating a minefield of market catalysts.

Sentosa is offering Alipay at most of its attractions, so tourists from China can feel at home

Sentosa is a "favorite attraction" for Chinese visitors and business delegates, an Alipay rep said.

Indonesia cracks down on e-commerce to raise tax collection

Indonesia’s E-Commerce Association criticized the new rules, saying online sellers would instead choose to sell their products through social media, CNBC Indonesia reported.