1 China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020 and raises thermal plants base to five-year high

2 Chinese VCs Place Bet On Quantum Technology Startups

3 Ant Group’s architect of mutual aid platform quits as insurance chief amid industry shake-out in world’s largest fintech market

4 Huawei moves into smart vehicles as US sanctions stymie 5G and semiconductor ambitions

5 Chinese on-demand delivery firm Lalamove nears $1.5b Series F round

6 Geely Obtains FAA Certificate For Flying Cars

7 Evergrande raises US$3.35 billion in plan to dominate Tesla, NIO and other home rivals

8 Chinese AI Unicorn 4Paradigm Raises $700 Million Mega Pre-IPO Round

9 Chinese surgical robot developer Edge closes nearly $92.6m Series B round


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1 Singapore IMDA pledges $22m for 5G support

2 CapBay bags US$20M Series A to scale its multi-bank supply chain finance, P2P financing platform

3 Indonesia seeks to ease foreign investment rules on startups

4 COVID-battered Traveloka may still be the best-poised Indonesian unicorn for IPO flight

5 Raising new funding round, Indonesia’s TaniHub Group Agritech claims 600+ per cent gross revenue growth in 2020

6 Warung Pintar launches online platform for mom-and-pop stores to directly order from distributors



1 Chinese E-cigarette Company RELX Debuts on NYSE, Market Value Reaches $45.8B

2 Taiwan’s GlobalWafers raises takeover bid for Germany’s Siltronic to $5.1b

3 SoftBank’s planned sale of chip maker Arm to NVIDIA is hitting antitrust walls globally

5 Indian stock exchanges approve $3.4B Reliance and Future deal in setback for Amazon

6 Having secured central bank license, Transfree confirms Q2 2021 launch of remittance platform in Indonesia

7 Podcast Network Asia raises US$750K to expand to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia

8 Zomato acquires sports platform Fitso in a deal worth up to $13.7m



1 SpaceX launches a ‘rideshare’ mission carrying 143 spacecraft, a record for a single launch

2 Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

3 Qualcomm’s chip market share plunges in China after Huawei sanctions

4 Intel’s new CEO says troubled chip project is recovering, may still outsource some manufacturing

5 Elon Musk is donating a $100 million prize for carbon capture technology

6 Wingcopter raises $22 million to expand to the U.S. and launch a next-generation drone

7 Tesla engineering director Joseph Mardall leaves for drone start-up Zipline

8 JustKitchen is using cloud kitchens to create the next generation of restaurant franchising

9 Instacart to eliminate about 2,000 jobs and GitHub head of HR resigns


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