1 Chinese investors flocked to cryptocurrencies amid techwar

2 WeChat advances e-commerce goals with $250B in transactions

3 WeChat doubled mini program GMV in 2020

4 Alibaba Wins 432,000 yuan in Damages in Music Copyright Lawsuit against Tencent

5 Ant Group digital yuan tests

6 TikTok sister app Douyin launches payment service

7 China’s Geely ties up with Tencent on smart car tech

8 Chinese e-commerce service platform WeTrade eyes $121m in Nasdaq transfer

9 China’s first carmaker FAW joins the rush to ditch petrol guzzlers in a 30 billion yuan venture with Audi to produce electric cars

10 Chinese UWB Chips Startup New Radio Tech Raises RMB100 Million

11 Service Robot Startup Yunji Secures Series C Led By Qiming


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1 India’s commerce platform Dunzo secures $40m funding from Google, Lightbox and others

2 India’s buys Onyx fitness firm to improve international offerings

3 KB Financial backs Vietnamese E-wallet Gpay

4 Singapore’s Lightnet inks cross-border financial solutions

5 Pakistan’s B2B marketplace Bazaar raises $6.5m in seed funding



1 China’s $1t sovereign fund revamps overseas investment committees

2 India considers revising foreign investment rules that could hit Amazon

3 India asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy over ‘grave concerns’

4 Alibaba’s Tmall Global Ramps up Support for Foreign Brands Localizing in China

5 Spacemob founder Turochas Fuad launches BNPL startup ‘Pace’ with a high 7-figure seed funding led by Vertex

6 Lupl snags US$14M, signs MoU with Singapore’s Ministry of Law as it prepares for legaltech platform launch



1 Netflix shares rise 11% on strong subscriber growth, considers share buybacks

2 Qualcomm-backed chipmaker Kneron nails Foxconn funding

3 PUBG maker Krafton mulls potential IPO this year

4 EV start-up Rivian raises $2.65 billion in new funding round led by T. Rowe Price

5 Intel chairman to launch blank-check firm for healthtech investments: sources

6 Wattpad, the storytelling platform, is selling to South Korea’s Naver for $600 million

7 PPRO nabs $180M at a $1B+ valuation to bring together the fragmented world of payments

8 K Health Raises $132M Series E, Kicks Off New Virtual Pediatric Care Platform

9 Cell-based seafood producer BlueNalu raises $60 million as it preps for market launch

10 French LeoCare raises $18.1 million for its insurance products designed to fit in a mobile app

11 Skyqraft raises $2.2M seed for its powerline issue detection system


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