1 China’s FDI rose in January following record 2020

2 Beijing’s new rule book raises the bar for what counts as a monopoly

3 China’s Makes First Batch Of Mass Produced Self-Driving Cars

4 Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei: Huawei Will Never Sell Smartphone Business Again

5 Tencent hit with fresh anti-monopoly complaint, this time from GM China venture

6 Chinese courier firm SF Holding to acquire 51.8 per cent stake in Robert Kuok’s Kerry Logistics for US$2.3 billion

7 China’s Yuanxin Technology, digital healthcare and chain pharmacies firm, nets $465m funding from Tencent, Sequoia

8 Chinese AI chip designer Horizon Robotics raises $350m in Series C3 round


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1 India mulls revising foreign investment rules in e-commerce to ensure greater compliance

2 Sequoia-backed education loan provider Eduvanz raises $10m debt funding

3 Flipkart’s CEO joins $5m series A round of Indian edtech startup, Newton School

4 Sequoia-backed Indian fintech firm Progcap, nets $1.4m from Stride Ventures-led round

5 India: acquires Fitternity in second acquisition in 2021

6 Singapore’s Mapletree Logistics Trust secures S$200m green loan from OCBC

7 Ex-Lazada CEO Pierre Poignant’s firm, Branded Group, bags $150m in fundraising

8 Singapore’s LongHash Ventures launches $15m blockchain fund

9 Grab forges partnerships to expand payments, F&B businesses in Indonesia

10 Grab’s heads of wealth management, payments business to quit

11 Philippine profit optimization startup bags an additional $1m in pre-series A round

12 Avion School, a Philippine edutech startup, secures funding

13 Indonesia’s warehouse start-up, Waresix, raises additional $1.9m Series B



1 Chinese Officials Summon Tesla Over Quality and Safety Complaints

2 Tinder parent Match to buy Korean social media firm Hyperconnect for $1.73b

3 Philippine fintech startup Ayannah seeks Series B funding to fuel its expansion into Vietnam, India

4 Temasek-backed Reefknot invests into US-based supply chain startup Roambee

5 Singaporean P2P lending startup Funding Societies launches in Thailand

6 Twitter takes actions on over 500 accounts in India amid government warning



1 GM extending shutdowns at three car and crossover plants due to chip shortage

2 Nissan lowers sales forecast as CEO acknowledges disruption caused by chip shortage

3 NASA picks SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $332M mission to launch lunar Gateway components in 2024

4 Shopify expands its payment option, Shop Pay, to its merchants on Facebook and Instagram

5 Aurora strikes deal with Toyota, Denso to develop, test self-driving Sienna minivans

6 Hyundai shrinks its ‘walking car’ robot to carry cargo, get rides from drones

7 Disrupting Latam’s Grocery Market: Online Retailer Jüsto Bags $65M Series A

8 ‘Headless’ e-commerce platform Fabric raises $43M

9 Mighty Buildings Lands $40M Series B To Build Homes With 3D Printing

10 LyteLoop raises $40 million to launch satellites that use light to store data

11 South Korea-based autonomous driving security provider Autocrypt raises $13m Series A

12 New York’s David Energy has raised $4.1 million to ‘build the Standard Oil of renewable energy’

13 Hoxton Farms raises £2.7M seed to produce animal fat without animals

14 Scope Lands $2.25M Seed To Tech-Enable SMBs 

15 Study platform Chegg expects to reach 1 million international subscribers in 2021

16 C-zero startup using a new tech to make hydrogen extracts cash from Bill Gates’ climate tech fund


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