Overseas:

1. Zuckerberg to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

2. Hindu group RSS urges India’s Modi to resist U.S. push to ease e-commerce curbs

3. China and U.S. among 76 WTO members pushing for new e-commerce rules

4. Apple’s dismissal of 200 self-driving car employees points to a shift in its AI strategy

5. BMW, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover invest in roadside assistance startup Urgently

6. Airbnb acquires Denmark’s Gaest to expand in bookings for meetings and offsites

7. Google, Volve and Audi partner to develop Andriod system into vehicles.

8. French startup Lydia launches shared accounts for its mobile payment app

 

China:

1. Excluding Huawei could hurt 5G network development: China envoy to EU

 

Cross-border:

1. Israeli online broker eToro targets Southeast Asia’s young and savvy investors with global outlook

2. BT Group becomes first foreign telecom with nationwide China license

 

Blockchain:

1. Crypto wallet BRD raises $15M for Asian expansion

2. Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges seek reverse mergers in Hong Kong as IPO plans of bitcoin mining rig makers falter

 

Emerging Market:

1. Singapore’s GBCI Ventures launches US$100M fund for Smart City development

2. Bike taxi startup Rapido has raised $10 million (Rs 71 crore) in a Series A funding round led by Integrated Capital

 

Cover picture credits from SCMP

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