1 China will account for nearly 80 per cent of 5G global subscriptions by end-2020

2 China’s private education operators eye Greater Bay Area expansion, as economic hub attracts more talent and resources

3 Rokid (AR glasses manufacturer) and CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) Launches World’s First 5G Explosion-Proof AR Headband X-Craft

4 Meituan’s e-commerce third-quarter sales rise as antitrust clouds gather over China’s internet giants

5 Alibaba’s Music Streaming Platform Xiami Shutting Down

6 China’s “Uber for trucks”, Manbang collects $1.7 billion in a massive funding round

7 Coding education platform Codemao raises $198 million in Series D round of financing

8 Chinese community e-commerce Nice Tuan closes fourth round this year at $196m

9 Chinese chip designer Vastai raises $50m Series A round led by Kuaishou (video-sharing app)

10 Convertlab, marketing cloud solutions provider raises $15.2m

11 Tencent-backed online brokerage Futu taps Hong Kong IPO frenzy to lure paying users


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1 Temasek-backed GoodWorker job-search platform invests $34m in Pravasi Rojgar, India’s job search app for migrant workers

2 Kyt, Indian edtech start up bags US$2.5M to take its extracurricular activities learning platform to global markets

3 2-year-old CRED (credit-card reminder app) valued at $800 million after $80 million funding round

4 Ola (cab aggregator) names General Motors veteran Jose Pinheiro to head its global EV biz

5 Singapore’s wealth fund GIC joins AIGCC (Asia Investor Group on Climate Change) and Climate Action 100+ initiative

6 Singapore’s DocDoc partners with SpesNet to build digital health ecosystem

7 Singapore to open payment rails for NFIs like GrabPay, Razer Fintech, Singtel Dash



1 UK Bans Installation of Huawei Devices from Sept. 2021

2 Uber India eyes bigger slice of electric vehicle space

3 Uber India on course to expand across 200 cities

4 German chipmaker Infineon to make Singapore its first global AI innovation hub

5 Philippine logistics scion wants to give Grab a run for its money

6 Xiaomi, ex-Amazon execs invest $700k in Pakistani fashion ecommerce startup, Clicky



1 Trump said to add China’s SMIC (Chipmaker), CNOOC (oil & gas producer) to defence blacklist

2 DeepMind, an AI firm solves 50-year-old ‘grand challenge’ with protein folding A.I.

3 Infogrid raises $15.5M from Northzone to retrofit buildings with ‘smart’ IoT

4 Facebook to Acquire Start-Up Kustomer (CRM Softwarre) as It Faces Antitrust Glare

5 Food delivery startup DoorDash eyes $27b valuation in much-awaited IPO

6 HungryPanda food delivery app raises $70M


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