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Rakuten logs off from Tarad ownership

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc has sold its entire shareholding stake in to Thai-owned web host Porar Web Application for an undisclosed sum.

Seven years after establishing its presence in Thailand’s biggest e-commerce company, Rakuten sold the 67 percent stake it purchased for USD3.35 million in 2009.

The divestment is part of Rakuten’s strategic Southeast Asian overhaul designed to focus on consumer-to-consumer and mobile business for e-commerce. The deal was signed last Thursday.

(Source: Bangkok Post)