Amazon, Alibaba Battle for Web Sales During Ramadan The Wall Street JournalAmazon.com Inc., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other online retailers are competing more fiercely to gain a foothold in the Arab world during this year’s Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting and gift giving. Ramadan has long been a time when Middle Eastern retailers offered steep discounts on everything from cars to toasters, but the competition was mostly confined to traditional Arab markets and the Persian Gulf’s glitzy malls. Online retail lagged behind, but that has begun to change this Ramadan, which started May 5 and is scheduled to end Tuesday. Online sales in the Middle East and ...


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