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S.Korean fund to invest $50 mln in Indonesian online marketplace Bukalapak: Reuters

A fund led by South Korea’s Mirae Asset Daewoo will invest $50 million in Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak, Mirae Asset said on Wednesday. The Asia Growth Fund jointly set up by Mirae Asset and South Korean web portal Naver Corp decided to invest in the fast growing online commerce industry in the Southeast Asian country, Mirae Asset said in a statement. Bukalapak has China’s Ant Financial and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC as major shareholders, according to Mirae Asset. ...
Tags: South Korea, China, Singapore, Trends, Reuters, GIC, PE Deals, Naver Corp, Mirae Asset, Bukalapak, Mirae Asset Daewoo, Bukalapak Mirae Asset


2 dealmakers named David: Uber and Lyft's expected IPOs will trigger competition at Google's in-house VC firms (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Jeff Bezos, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


Stocks slip on worries over Chinese outlook, Huawei probe

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly lower Thursday on renewed concern over the outlook for China's economy after some provinces lowered their growth targets for 2019. Traders also fear a reported U.S. investigation of China's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Singapore, Ap, Huawei


Asian shares mixed on report of Huawei investigation

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday on fears that a reported U.S. investigation of China's Huawei would derail trade talks between the world's two largest economies.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.1... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, China, Singapore, Ap, Huawei


Singapore's December exports post worst fall in two years

Singapore's exports recorded their worst decline in more than two years in December as shipments of electronics and pharmaceuticals plunged, official data showed on Thursday.
Tags: Money, Singapore, businessNews


World stocks rise but Britain slips on Brexit limbo

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose on Wednesday, but fell in Britain, as investors reacted to the parliamentary defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, Singapore, European Union, Ap, Britain, Theresa May, Brexit


World shares advance but Britain slips on Brexit limbo

SINGAPORE (AP) — World shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors shrugged off the parliamentary defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX rose... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Singapore, European Union, Ap, Britain, Theresa May, Europe Germany


Asian shares higher despite growth worries, Brexit limbo

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia as investors shrugged off the parliamentary vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union. Weak Japanese data pulled the Nikkei 225... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Asia, Business, Singapore, Ap, Theresa May


Digital insurance firm Singapore Life raises $33M ahead of Southeast Asia expansion

Digital insurance firm Singapore Life has started 2019 with a bang after it raised $33 million across two investments as it eyes new market expansions in Southeast Asia. The company pulled in $20 million from NYSE-listed Aflac Investment on December 31 and then it added a further $13 million via an investment from Aberdeen Standard Investments, a Scotland-based asset management firm with 50 offices worldwide. These deals take the company to $97 million to date, which included a massive $50 milli...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Scotland, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Asia Pacific, Hsbc, Alibaba, Tencent, Head, Nyse, Asset Management


Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Tuesday as after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world's second-biggest economy through a slowdown. Investors were also looking at corporate earnings as well as a vote... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Singapore, Ap, Brexit


World shares rally ahead of vote on Brexit deal

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as British lawmakers prepared to vote on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home. Markets were also boosted by senior economic officials saying Beijing will... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, Brexit


Explore Global Opportunities Through the Rakuten Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

On the heels of a tremendously successful first ever Techstars Demo Day in Asia, the Rakuten Accelerator, Powered by Techstars is searching for its next class of founders to join the 2019 program, hosted in Singapore. Applications are open January 7–April 7, 2019, and the program starts in July, with Demo Day in October. Rakuten was founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace that now offers services to more than 1.2 billion customers around the world. It has formidable presence in ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Japan, Singapore, New York City, Nba, Tokyo, Announcements, Mumbai, Rakuten, TechStars, Fintech, Hyderabad, Accelerators, Classpass, South East Asia


President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Romero Rodrigues Contributor Romero Rodrigues is a managing partner at Redpoint eVentures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s p...
Tags: Amazon, Column, South Korea, Japan, Politics, Congress, Australia, Finance, Singapore, Tech, Chicago, United States, Chile, New York Times, President, Venture Capital


Add futuristic AR to your bike helmet with the Argon Transform

Singapore-based startup Whyre have a simple way to make any bike helmet smart, using an attachment which can overlay AR information on a helmet's visor. They showed off the Argon Transform at CES 2019 this year. The post Add futuristic AR to your bike helmet with the Argon Transform appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Singapore, Cars, Trends, Augmented Reality, Motorbike, CES 2019, Argon Transform, Motorbike Helmet, Whyre


One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none.OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Singapore, United States, States, MMA


Global stocks mixed on Fed restraint, US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed Friday as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's more restrained stance and opted to view this week's U.S.-China trade talks in a positive light.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX... [Author: [email protected]nz]
Tags: Business, China, Singapore, Global, Ap, Federal Reserve, Fed, US China, Europe Germany


Global stocks rise on Fed restraint, US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's more restrained stance and opt to view this week's U.S.-China trade talks in a positive light.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Singapore, Global, Ap, Federal Reserve, Fed, US China, Europe Germany


Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 1 percent to 20,359.70 and South Korea's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: South Korea, Business, Japan, China, Singapore, Ap, Federal Reserve, Fed, US China


Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.7 percent to 20,306.16 and South Korea's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: South Korea, Business, Japan, China, Singapore, Ap, Federal Reserve, Fed restraint U S China


Peter Thiel-backed digital bank N26 is now Europe's most valuable fintech

N26, a German fintech startup backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel, raised $300 million in a series D funding round. The latest financing values the company at $2.7 billion.  The financing comes just 10 months after N26's last funding round and will be used to facilitate the company's expansion into the US market. N26, a German digital banking company backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel, is now the most valuable fintech in Europe.  The company on Thursday said it had raised $300 ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Singapore, US, Trends, Tencent, Peter Thiel, GIC, Bernie Madoff, Kopp, US Business Insider, N26, Revolut Venture, Insight Venture Partner, Allianz Nicolas Kopp, Venmo Zelle Mint


TPG and CICC to form China Synergy platform

TPG and CICC Capital have agreed to form the China Synergy platform. David Bonderman, founder and chairman of TPG; Mingjian Bi, CEO of CICC; and Teh Kok Peng, senior adviser of CICC and former president of GIC Special Investments, will sit on the steering committee. PRESS RELEASE BEIJING, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TPG, the leading global alternative asset firm, and CICC Capital, the private equity arm of China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) (3908. HK), China’s preeminent inve...
Tags: Asia, China, Singapore, Trends, Beijing, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mainland China, TPG, HK China, PE Deals, David Bonderman, CICC, Mumbai New York San Francisco Seoul, Teh Kok Peng


A city in China wants to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 — here's what would happen if Earth really did have two moons

A city in China wants to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020.  China's moon would be far less massive than our current moon, but their ambitious idea made us wonder what would happen if Earth had a second moon that was the same mass as our current moon. If this happened, it would cause sea levels to rise, flooding coastal cities like New York and Singapore. The extra pull of the moons would also slow down the Earth's rotation, causing the day to get longer. A city in China wants to la...
Tags: New York, London, China, Singapore, Trends, Earth, NEW YORK SINGAPORE


World stocks slip as US-China talks end with no quick fixes

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets retreated on Thursday after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX dipped 0.6 percent to... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, US China, Europe Germany


Asian markets settle after rallying on US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Thursday after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index, which closed up 1.1 percent... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, US China


Banking startup N26 raises $300 million at $2.7 billion valuation

Fintech startup N26 is raising a Series D round of $300 million. Following this new funding round, the company is now valued at $2.7 billion. Insight Venture Partners is leading the round with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and a few existing investors also participating. N26 is building a retail bank from scratch. The company lets you open a bank account and get a card in just a few minutes. You can then control everything from your phone or computer. And it’s a much better user exper...
Tags: Startups, Europe, New York, Finance, Germany, Singapore, Tech, Austria, Fintech, Battlefield, Insight Venture Partners, U K, GIC, Berlin Barcelona, Valentin Stalf, N26


Spotlight: vidbuild Offers Video Ad Solution for Small Businesses

Video marketing is becoming more important for businesses of all sizes. But many small companies don’t have the resources to produce professional video content. That’s where vidbuild comes in. The company offers a platform that simplifies video ad creation. You can add your own content or access stock resources to make your ads look professional. Read more about the tool and the company behind it in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Provides a platform for creating ...
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Sales, Silicon Valley, Steven, Small Biz Spotlight, Toronto New York, Andrew Chow, Grierson, Shelley Grierson Vidbuild, Small Business Trends Vidbuild, Getty iStock, Vidbuild, Steven Lloyd Barlow Steven, Steven Find, Steven Lloyd Barlow


Kotzin joins General Atlantic as operating partner

General Atlantic said Jan. 9 that Justin Kotzin has joined the firm as an operating partner and head of debt capital markets. Kotzin most recently held a number of senior positions at Morgan Stanley, most recently serving as managing director in the leveraged & acquisition finance syndicate group. PRESS RELEASE New York, New York – January 9, 2019 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Justin Kotzin has joined the firm as an Operating Partner and Head of De...
Tags: New York, Singapore, Trends, People, Atlantic, Bill Ford, Morgan Stanley, General Atlantic, New York New York, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, About General Atlantic General Atlantic, Resources Group, General Atlantic 's Resources Group, Kotzin, Justin Kotzin, Head of Debt Capital Markets Based


PE-backed Rizing acquires Synchrony Global

Rizing, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners, has acquired Singapore-based Synchrony Global, a professional services firm. PRESS RELEASE STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Rizing, LLC, a privately-held multinational company providing leading SAP functional and technical services to its customers, announced today the acquisition of Synchrony Global, an SAP® SuccessFactors® Professional Services Firm headquartered in Singapore, with offices throughout the Asia Pacific region. Rizin...
Tags: Europe, Singapore, Trends, Frankfurt, Asia Pacific, M&a, Jp Morgan, North America, Sap, Asia Pacific region, New York Chicago, HCM, PE, LALONDE, OEP, One Equity Partners


Platinum Equity to acquire PCI

Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire Singapore-based PCI Limited, an electronics manufacturing services provider, for S$1.33 in cash per share. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Platinum Equity announced today that Pagani Holding III Limited (“Offeror”), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of investment funds and entities affiliated with and advised by Platinum Equity, has signed a definitive agreement...
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Los Angeles, Trends, Teo, Platinum Equity, Singapore Stock Exchange, PE Deals, Latham Watkins LLP, DBS Bank Ltd, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, Tom Gores Platinum Equity, Jacob Kotzubei, Platinum Equity Partner, NEWSWIRE Platinum Equity, Teo Eng Lin



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