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Alibaba in Talks With BT for Cloud Partnership in Europe Push

  • Internet company offering BT services like Vodafone in Germany
  • Alibaba Cloud seeks growth in Europe as U.S. plans stumble
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is in talks with BT Group Plc about a cloud services partnership as the Chinese internet giant challenges Inc.’s dominance in Europe.

An agreement between Alibaba and the IT consulting unit of Britain’s former phone monopoly could be similar to Alibaba’s existing arrangement with Vodafone Group Plc in Germany, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified as the talks are private.