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Jack Ma is set become the world's 11th-richest person on Ant Group's IPO, leapfrogging heirs to L'Oreal and Walmart with his $71.1 billion fortune

Wang HE/Getty Images Alibaba Group co-founder Jack Ma is set to become the 11th-richest person in the world. Alibaba's financial services company Ant Group plans to go public in November. Based on share pricing for the IPO, Ma's fortune will jump to $71.1 billion, moving him up six places on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. This will make him richer than Oracle's Larry Ellison, L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, and three individual members of the Walmart-owning Walton family. M...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, China, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Billionaires, Larry Ellison, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, Dell, Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, Oracle, Walton


At least 7 dead after blast at religious school in northern Pakistan

Seven people have died and at least 123 more have been injured in a blast at a religious school on Tuesday in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local authorities.
Tags: Asia, News, Pakistan, Peshawar


Brunei’s Prince Azim, Hollywood Producer, Dead at 38

Prince Azim of Brunei, who also had a minor career as a Hollywood film producer has died. He was 38. The son of the enormously wealthy Sultan of Brunei, and fourth in line to the throne, died on Saturday in the capital city Bandar Seri Begawan. As is typical of Muslim countries, his funeral was […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Global, Obituaries, Brunei, Hilary Swank, Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Prince Azim, You’re Not You, Azim Hollywood Producer Dead


India’s FreshToHome raises $121 million to grow its meat and vegetable e-commerce platform

FreshToHome, an Indian e-commerce startup that sells fresh vegetables, fish, chicken and other kinds of meat, has raised $121 million in a new financing round as the Bangalore-headquartered firm reports accelerated growth spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. The startup, which offers its service in several major Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, is processing about 1.5 million orders a month, up from 420,000 monthly orders last year, said Shan Kadavil, co-fou...
Tags: Food, Ecommerce, Uber, Apps, Asia, Saudi Arabia, India, Funding, Tech, Zynga, Dubai, Uae, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Advisor, Kolkata


India signs defensive agreement with US following Himalayan standoff with China

The United States and India have reaffirmed their defensive and security relationship, as Washington continues to rally allies in Asia amid concerns over increased Chinese military activity in the region.
Tags: Asia, Washington, China, India, US, Cnn, United States


Video creation and editing platform InVideo raises $15 million

InVideo, a Mumbai-based startup that has built a video creation and editing platform, has raised $15 million as it looks to court more users and customers worldwide. The startup offers a freemium web-based editing tool that allows users to create videos that are fit to be published on popular social media platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). It has amassed over 800,000 users in a year since its launch who have created videos in over 75 languages. It has also courted several high-pr...
Tags: Travel, Social, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Mumbai, Shah, Reuters, Twitter Facebook YouTube, Sequoia Capital India, InVideo, G Sanket Shah


Europeans Pitch in at Busan’s Virtual Content Market

Busan’s Asian Contents & Film Market has gone wholly online this year, but European producers remain actively involved. At least two European support organizations are participating, helping sales companies and facilitating East-West production meetings. The European Film Promotion organization is operating a virtual umbrella stand (Oct. 26 -28) that is host to 14 European film […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Busan, Busan International Film Festival, European Film Promotion


At least 7 dead after blast in northern Pakistan

Seven people have died and at least 70 more have been injured in a blast at a religious seminary on Tuesday in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local authorities.
Tags: Asia, News, Pakistan, Peshawar


Uyghurs are desperate for action in Xinjiang. Some say only Trump can help

Some Uyghurs living abroad say a global pressure campaign led by the US government and a re-elected Trump might be their best chance to push Chinese President Xi Jinping and his government into backing down.
Tags: Asia, News, US, Xi Jinping, Xinjiang, Trump


Vietnam prepares to evacuate 1.3 million people as typhoon approaches

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate nearly 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday.
Tags: Asia, News, Vietnam


India to sign defensive agreement with US following Himalayan standoff with China

The United States and India have reaffirmed their defensive and security relationship, as Washington continues to rally allies in Asia amid concerns over increased Chinese military activity in the region.
Tags: Asia, Washington, China, India, US, Cnn, United States


Taiwan Films and Projects Take Center Stage at Busan’s Virtual Market

A slate of film productions and intellectual properties from Taiwan are on the offer at the Asian Contents & Film Market, a sign that points to increasing ambition on the global entertainment stage from the self-governed island. The market, held as part of the Busan International Film Festival, has shifted online due to the ongoing […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Taiwan, Markets & Festivals, Busan, Busan International Film Festival, IWeirDo, TAICCA


Japan's Prime Minister sets goal of carbon-neutral society by 2050

Japanese Prime Minister,Yoshihide Suga said the country will aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Yoshihide Suga


Library Pictures to Co-Finance CJ Entertainment’s Local Language Film Slate

Library Pictures International, a Los Angeles-based local-language content financier has struck a deal with CJ Entertainment, the South Korean studio behind Oscar-winner “Parasite,” to co-finance its production in Indonesia, Vietnam and Turkey. Library, which is itself backed by Legendary Pictures, will fund up to 50% of the budget of CJ Entertainment-led local-language productions in each […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Global, Los Angeles, Legendary Pictures, Parasite, CJ Entertainment, Indonesia Vietnam, Library Pictures, Library Pictures to Co Finance CJ Entertainment, Library Pictures International, Turkey Library


Antitrust Litigation Associate [Sponsored]

AmLaw firm in Washington, DC is seeking an antitrust associate. Are you considering a lateral move?
Tags: Asia, New York, Law, Washington Dc, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ny, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Lateral Moves, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles


Virus surges, markets have worst day in a month

By Stan Shoe, Damian J. Troise and Alex Viega | Associated Press U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood. The skid came as doubts mount on Wall Street that Washington will come through with more stimulus for the economy before Election Day. The S&P 500 slid 1.9%, its biggest single-day decline in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 650 points after having been down more than 960 during the heaviest sell...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Energy, Asia, Europe, Business, Politics, London, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer


Jeep Easing Electrification Into Japanese Market, World to Follow

One of the main reasons Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with PSA Group is to help soften the financial blows of battery development, we literally just talked about it. But the French automaker has its own reasons for wanting to get into bed with the FCA, namely its rather diverse list of subsidiaries — with Jeep […] The post Jeep Easing Electrification Into Japanese Market, World to Follow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Japan, Fca, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Renegade, PSA Group, 4xe, Renegade 4xe


BlueCity CEO discusses his journey to creating the first publicly listed LGBTQ+-focused social network

BlueCity NASDAQ-listed BlueCity is the owner of Blued, the first LBGTQ+-focused social network to go public CEO Ma Baoli began his career as a policeman in China before creating his own social network in 2000Launched in 2012, the Blued app has played an important role in encouraging LBGTQ+ acceptance in China and beyond Ma says the global landscape for tech companies is becoming increasingly complicated Because of his work, Business Insider named Ma Baoli to our annual list ...
Tags: Asia, China, US, Trends, Tech, Michael O Neill, Nasdaq, Blued, Ma, Hebei, Ma Baoli, Qinhuangdao, Bluecity, Edit Series, TB2020, SP-ING-WB-2020


US stocks tumble toward worst day in a month amid virus woes

By Stan Choe | The Associated Press Stocks are slumping sharply in midday trading on Wall Street Monday and deepening last week’s losses, as a troubling climb in coronavirus counts threatens the global economy. The S&P 500 was 2.1% lower and on track for its worst day in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 717 points, or 2.5%, at 27,618, as of 11:18 a.m. Eastern time, and the Nasdaq composite was down 1.7%. Stocks also weakened across much of Europe and Asia. In another ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Energy, Asia, South Korea, Europe, London, Congress, Washington, France, White House, Germany, US, Sport, Soccer


Hubilo raises $4.5 million, led by Lightspeed, to focus on virtual events

Earlier this year, the founders of event analytics platform Hubilo pivoted to become a virtual events platform to survive the impact of COVID-19. Today, the startup announced it has raised a $4.5 million seed round, led by Lightspeed, and says it expects to exceed $10 million bookings run rate and host over one million attendees over the next few months. The round also included angel investors Freshworks chief executive officer Girish Mathrubootham; former LinkedIn India CEO Nishant Rao; Slidesh...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Middle East, Slideshare, Lightspeed, Jain, United States Europe, Nishant Rao, Virtual Events


China to Release First Pakistani Film in 40 Years As Beijing Eyes Closer Diplomatic Ties

A Pakistani film will hit Chinese cinemas for the first time in more than 40 years this November, as Beijing seeks to bolster relations with Pakistan at a time when its connections to India are at a nadir. The military action-romance film “Parwaaz Hai Junoon” will screen in wide release from Nov. 13. Access to […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, India, Global, Beijing, Pakistan, Parwaaz Hai Junoon, Maula Jatt


Ant Group could raise as much as $34.5B in IPO in what would be world’s largest IPO

The long-anticipated IPO of Alibaba-affiliated Chinese fintech giant Ant Group could raise tens of billions of dollars in a dual-listing on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges. Shares for the company formerly known as Ant Financial are expected to price at around HK$80, or roughly 68 to 69 Chinese Yuan. The company is selling around 134 million shares in the Hong Kong portion of its debut, worth around $17.25 billion American dollars at HK$80 apiece. Given that the share sale is expected t...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, Finance, Ipo, United States, New York Times, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, Square, Alipay, New York Stock Exchange


China’s Tencent Pictures Unveils Mega-Slate of Patriotic Titles Ready for Communist Anniversary

An angelic chorus of young boys set the scene at a big Tencent press conference held last week to announce new production strategies and a huge slate of upcoming content. “The blood which fills our chest has boiled over, we must struggle for the truth! Arise, slaves, arise, we shall be the masters of the […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Production, Tencent, Tencent Pictures, 1921, Huang Jianxin


With coronavirus contained China's top leaders meet to plan next five years

China's top leaders are meeting behind closed doors in Beijing on Monday to map out their economic and political agenda for the next five years, as the ruling Communist Party looks to capitalize on its containment of the coronavirus epidemic.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, Communist Party


Comedy, ‘Samjin’ Wins Box Office Weekend, But Korean Cinemas Have Little to Laugh About

Comedy drama, “Samjin Company English Class” tickled up enough laughs to score $2.1 million over its opening weekend. But the wider Korean box office remains range-bound at destructively low levels. “Samjin,” which tells a tale of three young women determined to improve themselves, and who along the way stumble across the nefarious activities of the […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, CJ CGV, Samjin Company English Class, Samjin


Nov 29 - International Asia TEFL Conference (day 3 of 3)

Asia TEFL (The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). November 29 (Sun), 10:00-18:00 in Online, Online Events.
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Nov 28 - International Asia TEFL Conference (day 2 of 3)

Asia TEFL (The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). November 28 (Sat), 10:00-18:00 in Online, Online Events.
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Nov 27 - International Asia TEFL Conference

Asia TEFL (The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). November 27 (Fri), 13:00-21:00 in Online, Online Events.
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Analysis: Whether Trump or Biden wins in November, Beijing will be hoping to reset the US-China relationship

Beijing, for its part, will be looking for a reset in January no matter how the election turns out. China's leaders have not appreciated being a talking point in that contest, which has exposed how hawkishness towards Beijing is increasingly the cross-party consensus in Washington.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, Biden, Trump, US China


Busan’s Asian Contents Awards Deliver Prizes at Virtual Ceremony

Korean series “Kingdom,” and “The World of the Married” and China’s “The Bad Kids” were the most rewarded shows on Sunday at Busan’s Asian Contents Awards. The event in its second year was live-streamed from the Busan International Film Festival, where hosts and performers were the only ones physically present. Presenters and prize-winners joined remotely […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Kingdom, Awards, Global, Festivals, Busan, The Bad Kids, Busan Film Festival, Asian Contents Awards