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Planning for the uncertain future of work

In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be impacted by frontier technologies such as automation, AI, AVs and more. The analysis titled “The Four Futures of Work” was conducted in collaboration with design and consulting firm Arup and was spearheaded by the RSA’s “Future Work Centre”, which focuses on the impact of new technologies on work ...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Europe, Finance, Government, Personnel, Philanthropy, Policy, TC, Automation, China, Climate Change, Energy, Executive, Future Of Work, Global Warming


adidas: 10 per cent of our branded product in Asia are 'fakes'

By Neil Reid Adidas chief executive Kasper Rorsted opened up on the magnitude of the ever-growing problem of fake sportswear products last year, revealing up to 10 per cent of gear featuring his company's world-famous logo in Asia... [Author: [email protected]]


Netflix’ $4 mobile-only subscriptions could bolster its growth in India

In a bid to grow its audience in India, Netflix is trialing cheaper subscriptions that allow access to its streaming video service only on mobile devices, reports The Economic Times. The plan, which costs Rs. 250 ($3.65) a month, comes in at half the price of Netflix‘ cheapest standard plan for users in the country. That could make a lot of sense for the streaming giant, which brought its service to India in 2016, and was soon followed by Amazon’s Prime Video. It’s keen to grow its audience by 1...
Tags: Asia, India


This is the best (and simplest) world map of religions

At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.See how religions mix at both national and regional level.There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which? China and India are huge religious outliers A picture says more than a thousand words, and that goes for this world map as well. This map conveys not just the size but also the distribution of world religions, at both a global and national level. Strictly speaking it's an infographic rath...
Tags: Africa, Asia, Atheism, Buddhism, China, Christianity, Europe, Faith, India, Islam, Middle east, Religion, United states, Map


ACON buys JD Beauty from Topspin Partners to merge with Goody Products

ACON Investments acquired JD Beauty Co. and will merge the company with Goody Products, Inc., which ACON purchased in August 2018. ACON acquired JD Beauty from Topspin Partners. ACON is building a multi-platform, diversified haircare platform. Jeffrey Davidson, CEO of JD Beauty, will become CEO of the combined platform. Press Release ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”), owners of Goody Products, Inc. (“Goody”), today announced it has completed the acquisition of JD Beauty Co., L...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, Trends, Washington Dc, Goody, ACON, PE Deals, Ouidad, ACON Investments, ACON Investments ACON Investments L L C, Washington DC Los Angeles Mexico City São Paulo, United States Latin America, Newell Brands, Topspin Partners, Jeff Rosenzweig


Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwinds, the luxury sector is set to continue its torrid expansion in the face of volatility as it’s quickly becoming a defensive economic crown jewel. Using proprietary analysis, company data, primary source interviews, and third-party research, Bain & Company dug into the ongoing expansion of China’s hig...
Tags: Social, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Shopping, Advertising Tech, Government, China, Study, Tech, Research, Economy, Policy, Software, Report, Alibaba


Tencent Profits Hit $1 Billion Per Month, As Company Loses Fizz

Growing regulatory encroachments into its games business, a smaller than expected spin-off for its music division, and a fourth quarter profits drop, pointed to a troubling year for Chinese tech giant Tencent. Its financial results for the full 2018 period, while delivering profits of nearly $1 billion a month, appeared to bear out that thesis. […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Global, Tencent, WeChat, Fortnite, PUBG


KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion: Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global investment powerhouse KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion as it looks to deepen its real estate portfolio in the region, said people with knowledge of the matter. The New York-headquartered private equity firm is moving toward first-close of the fund late in the second quarter, the people said, declining to be named as the information is confidential. The firm itself will commit about $250 million in capital, and po...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, New York, India, Trends, Asia Pacific, Funds, Goldman Sachs, Seoul, KKR, Reuters, Reuters Global, Blackstone Group, CLSA, Gangnam, Pattar


PE HUB First Read

Less than a week after the Mosque massacre, New Zealand is banning assault rifles. Square plans to hire a number of engineers and a designer to work on its crypto initiatives, according to tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey. Levi Strauss is valued at $6.6 billion as its IPO prices above target. Fortnite has nearly 250 million registered players, up from 200 million in December. KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion. The Wall Street Journal plans to join...
Tags: Asia, Kentucky, Trends, IPOs, New Zealand, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Matt Bevin, Fortnite, First Read, KKR Co Inc, Jack Dorsey Levi Strauss, Apple More


Renishaw shares fall after weak Asia demand prompts forecast cut

Shares of Renishaw Plc fell more than 10 percent on Thursday after the British engineering group cut its full-year profit forecast, citing weak sales in Asia and a softness in demand from makers of consumer electronics.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Renishaw, Renishaw PLC


Exclusive: KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion - sources

Global investment powerhouse KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion as it looks to deepen its real estate portfolio in the region, said people with knowledge of the matter.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, KKR, KKR Co Inc


European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after a day of gains in Asia spurred by the Federal Reserve’s promise not to raise interest rates during this year. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 7,307.87 while the DAX in Germany lost 0.5 percent to 11,545.93. The CAC 40 in France slipped […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, News, France, Germany, Ap, Britain, Nation, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Brexit


Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced across Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.9 percent to 3,119.72 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,371.12. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.5 percent to 2,187.71, while Australia’s S&P ASX […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, Australia, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Fed, KOSPI


Global Markets: Asian shares rise on Fed dovishness; growth concerns linger

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any interest rate hikes this year,
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve, Global Markets


Global Markets: Asian shares up on accommodative Fed; growth concerns linger

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more accommodative stance at its policy meeting, but concerns over U.S.-China trade talks and slowing global growth capped broad gains and pulled some markets lower.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve, Global Markets, U S China


Global Markets: Dovish Fed shift lifts Asian shares, dollar nurses losses

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more accommodative stance at its policy meeting, but concerns over slowing global growth and U.S.-China trade talks are expected to limit gains.
Tags: Asia, Money, China, businessNews, U S Federal Reserve, Global Markets, Dovish Fed


Acuris, backed by BC Partners and GIC, acquires research firm Blackpeak

BC Partners and GIC-backed Acuris acquired Blackpeak, an investigative research firm with a focus on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Blackpeak was co-founded by Jack Clode and Chris Leahy in 2011. Press Release Acuris, the BC Partners and GIC-backed provider of global data, intelligence, research and analysis has acquired Blackpeak, the investigative research firm. Co-founded by Jack Clode and Chris Leahy in 2011, Blackpeak has grown to become a premier provider of ...
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Trends, Washington Dc, Financial Services, GIC, Ari, BC Partners, PE Deals, Acuris, Chris Leahy, Hamilton Matthews CEO of Acuris, Blackpeak, Jack Clode, Blackpeak the investigative research firm Co, Hong Kong Blackpeak


Iterable lands $50M Series C investment to expand cross-channel marketing platform

Iterable, a startup that helps companies build complex marketing campaigns across channels to reduce churn and increase usage, announced a $50 million Series C round today. Investors include Blue Cloud Ventures, CRV, Harmony Partners, Index Ventures and Stereo Capital. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $80 million. Company co-founder and CEO Justin Zhu says the Iterable platform captures a constant stream of data from consumers from a variety of sources to give marketers the abili...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Funding, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Zillow, Denver, Digital Marketing, Zhu, Iterable, Justin Zhu, CRV Harmony Partners Index Ventures, Box DoorDash


Ardian Infrastructure Fund V raises 6.1 bln euros

Ardian said March 20 that its latest infrastructure fund closed on 6.1 billion euros ($6.9 billion). Ardian Infrastructure Fund V, which raised the pool in six months, will focus on transport (rail, road and airports), energy (gas, electricity and renewable energy) and other public infrastructure assets (health and environmental). PRESS RELEASE ARDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE CLOSES ITS FIFTH GENERATION FUND AT €6.1BN           The fund, which is the largest ever infrastructure fund raised targeting E...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Americas, US, Trends, Santiago, Paris, Middle East, Funds, Seoul, Zurich, Executive Committee, Ardian, ARDIAN Ardian, Ardian Infrastructure, Mathias Burghardt


Asian markets mixed as investors look ahead to Fed report

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement. Fresh news on China-U.S. trade talks raised spirits, helping Chinese benchmarks to trim early losses. The Shanghai Composite was flat at 3,090.62 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent to 29,399.89. White House officials said Tuesday that […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Business, News, White House, China, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Fed


Exclusive: How Iran fuel oil exports beat U.S. sanctions in tanker odyssey to Asia

At least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments, according to a Reuters analysis of ship-tracking data and port information, as well as interviews with brokers and traders.
Tags: Asia, Money, Iran, businessNews, Reuters


Crop-damaging armyworms raise growing sense of alarm in Asia, FAO says

Farming in several Asian countries is under threat from a type of crop-damaging insects that have munched their way from the Americas and across Africa, the United Nations' food agency said on Wednesday as global experts commence a three-day meeting to discuss ways to limit the damage.
Tags: Asia, Money, Africa, Americas, businessNews, United Nations


Scrap foreign ownership caps, investor group tells China

An industry body representing global asset managers in Asia has urged China to lift foreign ownership caps in listed companies, two weeks after the restrictions disrupted overseas buying of a Chinese stock and just as foreign inflows are set to swell.
Tags: Asia, Money, China, businessNews


Visa policies threaten innovation but aren’t stopping hiring abroad

The growing intensity of the US visa approval process has made it more difficult for companies to attract, support and retain foreign talent. However, recruiters are still sourcing talent from abroad at an increasing clip. According to a recent, roughly 30-page, report published by Envoy – the corporate workforce immigration management platform – US corporate demand for foreign talent has remained resilient in the face of a stricter stance on immigration taken by the current government. With hel...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Europe, Money, Talent Gap, Microsoft, US Government, Government, Immigration, US, Tech, Diversity, Economy, Policy, Canada


PewDiePie's huge campaign to swat away T-Series and keep his YouTube crown is slowing down

PewDiePie is back as the number one YouTuber after briefly losing the spot to Indian music channel T-Series. PewDiePie keeps trading places with T-Series, in part thanks to a sustained campaign by his fans to keep him at the top. But a closer look at the stats suggests T-Series will inevitably win out, because of its sustained pattern of subscriber growth. There's also the fact that India is a huge new market for YouTube, with lots of users preferring to watch content in the local languages. ...
Tags: Asia, India, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Pewdiepie, Felix Kjellberg, Kjellberg, The Economic Times, YouTuber Kjellberg, Marc Lefkowitz


App Annie, one of Silicon Valley's most popular tools for measuring an app's success, crosses a $100 million milestone and unveils a product to launch another wave of growth

On Tuesday, app data platform App Annie announced it crossed $100 million in annual recurring revenue. It also launched a new product called Mobile Web intelligence, which allows customers to see mobile web and app metrics side by side. App Annie plans to continue investing in research and development, and to aim for an M&A, an IPO or private equity in two to three years. After some internal changes to the company culture, App Annie, a quickly-growing app platform that is often cited in Ap...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Japan, Americas, Trends, Silicon Valley, Annie, App Annie, Krantz, Danielle Levitas, Ted Krantz, Business Insider App Annie, Europe Krantz


Vladimir Putin signed a restrictive new law that makes it illegal to insult government officials — including him

Vladimir Putin signed a new law that can fine and even jail citizens for insulting the Russia state, its flag, or Putin himself. People who show "blatant disrespect" can be fined up to to 100,000 rubles ($1,550) and repeat offenders can be jailed for up to 15 days. Putin also signed a law mandating fines for those who spread what authorities deem to be "fake news." Critics say the laws amount to state censorship. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law that can jail citizens for...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, Reuters, Michael Cohen, Ilya Yashin, Sarah Clarke, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Grab launches SME loans and micro-insurance in Southeast Asia

In its latest move beyond ride-hailing, Southeast Asia’s Grab has started to offer financing to SMEs and micro-insurance to its drivers. The launch comes just weeks after Grab raised $1.5 billion from the Vision Fund as part of a larger $5 billion Series H funding round that’ll be used to battle rival Go-Jek, which is vying with Grab to become the top on-demand app for Southeast Asia’s 600 million-plus consumers. Grab acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business in 2018 and it has spent the past yea...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Transport, Commuting, Food Delivery, Financial Services, Carsharing, TechCrunch, Hooq, Lai


Global shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Europe on Tuesday after a day of mixed but muted trading in Asia. Investors are awaiting a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. France’s CAC 40 edged 0.1 percent higher to 5,415.47, while Germany’s DAX climbed 0.2 percent to 11,681.07. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, News, France, Germany, Ap, Britain, Nation, Tokyo, Dax, U S Federal Reserve, US Fed


Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.
Tags: Asia, Finance, Article, Thailand, Associated Press, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/industries, Fox-business/features, D1cb875f-5d8e-5fdf-86ea-285d4ec9f6d2, THA MUANG



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