China is too hard to analyze and that is why TheStreet's Jim Cramer is not weighing in ahead of Alibaba's (BABA) earnings. The Chinese e-commerce company announced new programs this week that would aid partners like SAP (SAP) and Check Point Software in overcoming common obstacles that international companies have when expanding into China. Alibaba can tout its growing cloud business when it reports results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 on Thursday, Aug. 11. Wall Street expects the company to post adjusted earnings of $0.62 a share from $4.52 billion in sales in the quarter.
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