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The rise of Alibaba

As the Chinese internet giant Alibaba releases its latest figures, we look at its rise.

As the Chinese internet giant Alibaba releases its latest figures, we look at its rise. Duncan Clark wrote Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, and explains the origins of the firm. Catherine McKenna of antique shop McKenna and Co discusses the growing popularity of Alibaba's payments system Alipay. And Rui Ma who runs Tech China Biz in San Francisco tells us what is driving the company's growth.

Also in the programme, as the global African swine fever continues to spread, threatening a quarter of the world's pigs, we speak to European pig farmer Gert van Beek about what this means for the pork industry.

Plus on Halloween, our reporter finds out about innovative ideas for dealing with all those leftover pumpkins.

(Picture: An Alibaba building. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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