1. 18 companies’ shares soar on ChiNext debut under new IPO rules

2. Chinese public utilities giant Dazhong commits $72m to Minpu Houde Fund

3. Pinduoduo’s latest aim is to sell $145 billion of farm produce in 2025

4. Tencent close to taking gaming firm Leyou private in $1.3b deal

5. GIC-backed AI healthcare solutions provider Yidu Tech files for HK IPO

6. HK-based drug R&D platform Xuanzhu Biopharmaceutical nets $116m

7. Energy saving and clean power technologies company Sunpower wins $15.2m waste-heat-to-power project

8. Logistics and e-commerce solutions provider XYZ Robotics secures nearly $20m in Series A+ round


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1. India’s Tata Digital to launch super app by December this year

2. India’s ShareChat acquires hyperlocal information platform Circle Internet

3. Arijit Sengupta named B Capital’s new Operating Partner in Asia

4. Telkom Indonesia unit said to be in advanced talks to invest in Gojek



1. Logistics major GLP launches $2.6b open-ended Japan income fund

2. Takeda to sell Japanese consumer health unit to Blackstone for $2.3b

3. Vietnamese tech firm VNG sues TikTok, alleging copyright infringement

4. TikTok-rival Triller inks deal with Reliance’s JioSaavn in India push



1. Microsoft defends Fortnite maker Epic Games in Apple legal battle

2. Epic Games rival Unity files to go public, sales topped $500 million last year

3. Google is investing $100 million in telehealth provider Amwell, which will use Google Cloud

4. Snowflake files for IPO, taking on Amazon and Microsoft cloud database businesses

5. Facebook to pay $125 million in back taxes in France

6. Asana, business software company led by Facebook co-founder, files for direct listing

7. Salesforce, Amgen and Honeywell added to Dow in major shake-up to the average

8. Palo Alto Networks to buy digital forensics consulting firm for $265M

9. Logistics real estate developer LOGOS, Ivanhoé Cambridge to develop $230m Melbourne logistics estate

10. Cloud management software startup Sumo Logic Files For $100M IPO

11. Automotive lidar technology company Luminar To Go Public In Reverse Merger With Gores Metropoulos

12. Cloud accounting software maker Xero to acquire Australian lending platform Waddle for $57.3m

13. Ever, once accused of building facial recognition tech using customer data, shuts down consumer app

14. Enterprise artificial intelligence and machine-learning platform Dataiku Secures $100M Series D

15. Music Licensing Startup Songtradr Raises $30M Series C

16. Commonstock Lands $9.7M Seed For Social Investment Platform


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