1. Ride-hailing giant Didi IPO Filing Sets $60B Target Valuation

2. Driverless car firm hires JPMorgan executive as its first CFO

3. Baidu’s AI chip unit Kunlun becomes independent company

4. Kuaishou to cut Sunday workdays amid 996 backlash

5. Chinese Female Health App Meiyou May List Overseas

6. Chinese automaker Geely Auto scraps plans to list on STAR Market

7. China’s early-stage VC Northern Light raises $700m for new USD, RMB funds

8. TR Capital leads consortium to invest $96m in Chinese salvage cars auction site Bochewang

9. Tea brand CHALI茶里 closed a new round of hundreds of millions RMB, led by GGV

10. QBoson nets angel round to shore up quantum computing capabilities


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1. Indian healthcare startup PharmEasy to acquire majority stake in listed firm Thyrocare for over $600 million

2. Indian online learning giant Unacademy in talks to acquire Twitch-like gaming streaming firm Rheo TV

3. Slice raises $20 million to go after the credit card industry in India

4. Fintech firm Fairbanc bags funding from ADB Ventures for Indonesia expansion

5. Egypt’s Minly raises $3.6M to connect celebrities and fans through personalized experiences

6. Kaszek Ventures leads a $15 million round in Chilean asset management startup, Fintual

7. Nexea starts accelerator program application for Malaysian tech firms

8. Gmail founder, ex-Morgan Stanley, Citibank execs join Malaysian fintech firm Gotrade’s $7m round

9. SG’s Zilingo said to have raised $35m in funding from existing shareholders

10. ADB doles out $160.5m loan to Vietnam’s Dau Tieng Tay Ninh Energy



1. Mainland China and Taiwan propel semiconductor investment frenzy as Singapore and Japan join the game

2. UK, Singapore launch talks on digital trade agreement

3. Tesla ‘recalls’ vehicles in China for online software update

4. E-Mart to buy majority of Ebay’s South Korean business for $3b

5. Global fashion e-tailer Shein launches new hub in Singapore



1. Amazon acquires Wickr, secure chat app used by government agencies

2. Sneaker marketplace GOAT hits $3.7B valuation in Series F raise

3. Edge Delta raises $15M Series A to take on Splunk

4. Mercuryo raises $7.5M for crypto-focused, cross-border payments after crossing $50M in ARR

5. XCLAIM Raises $6.6M To Democratize The World Of Bankruptcy Claims


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