1. China’s economy in Q3; GDP grew 4.9%

2. China’s first private 5G mobile network for mining deployed in Shandong province

3. Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi prepares 2021 Hong Kong IPO

4. Baidu launches in-app shopping channel in latest e-commerce move

5. China’s Ant Group wins green light in Hong Kong for one of the world’s largest initial public offerings

6. Ping An Overseas Fund Raises $875M

7. Chinese E-Commerce Platform Pinduoduo Promotes Sales of Local Agricultural Products, Partnering with Box Office Hit

8. Chinese online InsurTech company Waterdrop Plans for US IPO in First Quarter of 2021, Expected to Raise $500M


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1. ShopUp raises $22.5 million to digitize millions of mom-and-pop shops in Bangladesh

2. OYO Indonesia Names New Country Head

3. Zomato stops Pro features in Indonesia and the Philippines, reportedly lays off local team



1. Tesla to export China-made Model 3 vehicles to Europe

2. SAIF Partners rebrands as Elevation Capital, secures $400 million for its new India fund

3. Disney’s video-streaming platform Hotstar to launch in Singapore in November

4. Indonesia launches national store on Pinduoduo

5. US-based Eat Just, Proterra invest $120m in plant-based protein facility in Singapore

6. India: Blackstone in advanced talks to buy L&T AMC

7. Warburg-backed Princeton Digital raises $360m in Ontario Teachers-led funding



1. Japan to join forces with U.S., Europe in regulating Big Tech firms: antitrust watchdog head

2. Late-stage deals made Q3 2020 a standout VC quarter for US-based startups

3. NASA is launching a 4G mobile network on the moon

4. Verizon signs up Microsoft, Nokia to help clients build private 5G networks

5. South Korea’s SK Hynix to buy Intel’s NAND business for $9 billion

6. Tesla third-quarter registrations in California drop 13% – data

7. Juniper Networks acquires Boston-area AI SD-WAN startup 128 Technology for $450M

8. Qualcomm-backed AiFi To Deploy $14.5M In Autonomous Stores

9. Pimloc gets $1.8M for its AI-based visual search and redaction tool


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