1 Shanghai’s legislative advisers urge city’s financial exchanges to merge and list to open the world’s second-largest market place

2 Taiwan asks TSMC and other chipmakers to help ease global crunch

3 Tencent Market Value Near $1 Trillion

4 Huawei ramps up wearables effort with focus on health care amid push into new growth areas

5 Chinese Self-Driving Startup Uisee Raises RMB1 Billion

6 Chinese edtech firm Huohua Siwei 火花思维 nets over $400m in Series E round

7 SoftBank-backed travel platform Klook raises $200M amid COVID-19

8 WeNext supply chain service platform  bags over $15m

9 EDA Startup X-Epic Secures Financing As China Seeks Tech Self-Sufficiency


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1 India Permanently Bans 59 Chinese APPs Including Tech Giants TikTok and Wechat

2 Indian social commerce app Kiko TV scores SOSV backing

3 Blackstone-owned Aadhar Housing Finance files draft papers for its $1b Indian listing

4 Indian mortgage financier Home First Finance’s IPO subscribed 27 times on final day

5 India’s fintech Ruptok gets funding from Canada’s Wurk

6 Vietnam’s Vingroup to raise $304m via bonds for phone, auto units

7 Grab to raise $2b in US IPO in second half of 2021, picks bankers: Report



1 SEA group’s Shopee scales up Brazil ops, evaluates Latam potential

2 Blackberry and Baidu deepen autonomous, connected car partnership



1 Amazon Union Drive in Alabama Warehouse Gains Momentum

2 Wolt closes $530M round to continue expanding beyond restaurant delivery

3 Melio raises $110M on a $1.3B valuation to bring B2B payments for SMBs into the 21st century

4 Alma raises $59.4 million for its Klarna-like payment option

5 BlackCart raises $8.8M Series A for its try-before-you-buy platform for online merchants

6 Amber Raises $8.5M Series B For ‘Second Electrical Revolution’

7 Proving voicemail doesn’t have to be wack, the Slack-backed startup Yac raises $7.5 million

8 Kenyan insurtech startup Pula raises $6M Series A to derisk smallholder farmers across Africa

9 Goalsetter raises $3.9 million to teach financial literacy to kids

10 Cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk raises $2.25M to help prevent data breaches

11 SafetyWings travel medical insurance start up Lands Series A


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